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Tez Ilyas: Edinburgh Fringe 2015 interview

Tez IlyasTez Ilyas is a bright young thing who has been earning his stripes on the London circuit for a few years and is now bringing his debut show to the Edinburgh fringe.

Hello. How are you today?

I’m good thank you. Had my first show and it went well do I’m cock-a-hoop!

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Absolutely! Bring it on… I absolutely love it here. Long live the bubble.

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

I deliberately kept my blurb quite vague. So the vagueness is still kinda relevant. The quotes in it are still relevant at the very least!

What are your tips for getting people to see your show?

You get to convert to Islam at the end of it! I mean what other incentive could one possibly ask for?!

Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?

Ooh. Hmm… I’d love Frankie Boyle to come see it. I think he’d really enjoy it actually.

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

I’m in with Alex Edelman and three flyerers. I’ve bought green tea and cod liver oil tablets, one of the others bought couscous, we’ll do some swapsies, it’s gonna be great.

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

The parties, the late night gossiping and get my calves a much needed work out.

What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?

Cheese and beans mate. Classic.

Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.

I really think Blackburn Rovers are going to struggle to get promoted this year. Sadface. (Ed- depends on if you can hold on to Jordan Rhodes)

Tez Ilyas: TEZ Talks
Pleasance Courtyard
9=30 August, 7.15pm
£11 – £12


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