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Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated rising stars in British Comedy.  He started performing comedy in 2010 – hitting the ground running, he found himself in no less than eight competition finals (Including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year).

2015 was a huge year for Tez with performances on BBC1, Radio 4 and E4 as well his debut show Tez Talks being met with huge critical acclaim, a sell out run at the Soho Theatre. 

In 2016, his highly anticipated follow up show ‘Made in Britain’ went on to sell out every single performance (including extra shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe and gained spectacular critical acclaim, with a smash hit nationwide tour in 2017.

His third show Teztify once again delivered a spectacularly powerful, provocative and brilliantly funny hour of topical stand up, delivering to packed out audiences night after night.

Tez has appeared on The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal (LOL Network), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and made a brand new quiz show pilot for Vice. He has also written and starred in his own scripted comedy shorts.

Abigoliah is a product of her New York stand up roots; frank, funny, and unapologetic. She first showed her face in the UK comedy scene when she became a finalist in the Funny Women Comedy Awards 2010 and has grown a Edinburgh Fringe following, coming back yearly ever since. She moved to London in 2014 and has become a regular on the circuit. She was named “One to Watch” at Leicester Comedy festival 2017 and ‘The List’ named her “Top 5 Up and Coming Female Comedians”

As the only yoga instructor/comedy in comedy, Abigoliah presents her always hilarious comedy with an open heart chakra, bringing her audience into her world with the warmth and excitement, like a friend who you haven’t seen in a while.

Her comedy extends past the stage as she was nominated in 2016 for a Malcom Hardee “Cunning Stunt Award” for buying an incredible amount of outside advertising and then plastering it with fake reviews, poking fun at the usefulness of the critics’ words. She has been featured on Comedian’s Comedians Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith and Global Pillage with Deborah Francis White. She also appeared in Comedy Central’s season 2 of “I Live with Models”and has opened for Jim Norton, Kyle Kinane, and Gad Emelah.

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