Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas

Started comedy in June 2010 and made the final of the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year competition that year.
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Third series for Man Like Mobeen

BBC Three will return to Small Heath

Guz Khan's BBC Three comedy Man Like Mobeen has been commissioned for a  third series. 

Khan, who was this week nominated for Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards, said: 'This is dope news, we have a chance to create even more authentic stories for the people. I can’t wait to get cracking, providing Mobeen and me can stay out of prison, does anyone know a good solicitor?'

Co-written by Andy Milligan, the series revolves around Mobeen (Khan)  and his friends Eight (Tez Ilyas) and Nate (Tolu Ogunmefun), and little sister Aks (Duaa Karim) in the working-class Birmingham district of Small Heath.

Myfanwy Moore, head of comedy at programme-makers Tiger Aspect, adds: "I’m so glad we all get to hang out with Mobeen and the gang again, and particularly now - it’s liberating to be able to make a comedy show that talks about things other shows don’t. Thanks to the brilliant Guz Khan and the team, and their genuine love for Small Heath and Birmingham, we can’t wait to show people what the crew are up to next.'

And Shane Allen, the BBC's controller of comedy commissioning. added: 'Guz and the team capture the spirit and voice of the Small Heath world it depicts and the issues that are important to that community. It’s a comedy which deftly shifts between hilarity and poignancy in bringing us this rich character world and their misadventures.'

Man Like Mobeen has pulled in young viewers, with the BBC reporting that 63 per cent of its audience are under 35.

Series three will start filming in Birmingham later this year.

Production credits

Made by: Tiger Aspect
Written and created by: Guz Khan and Andy Milligan
Producer: Gill Isles
Director: Ollie Parsons
Executive producers: David Simpson and Myfanwy Moore
Commissioning editor: Kate Daughton.

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Published: 3 Mar 2019


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Gags, Songs & Bombs

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Comedy Reserve 2013

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Tez Ilyas: TEZ Talks

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Tez Ilyas: Made in Britain

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Tez Ilyas: Teztify


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