Comedy @ Portico Vine Panthers
Tez Ilyas, Scott Bennett, Dean Coughlin, MC Rob Riley all at Portico Vine Panthers, St Helen’s. Scroll down for details on comedians.
Acts subject to change. Proper sweary, swearing. swearing. Fully seated. 18+ We want all our guests to have a great night so please respect those around you by turning off your phone and not talking whilst the show is in progress. Sorry, but we can only refund or reallocate if the show is cancelled. Thanks
Yorkshire’s Scott Bennett owes a certain amount of his success to Covid! As lock down decimated the UK entertainment industry Scott refused to cave in and Stand Up From The Shed was born. Every week, Scott wrote and performed a topical comedy show that was live streamed from (you guessed it) his garden shed! This was quickly picked up by BBC News, Sky News and Five Live, further increasing Scott’s fan base.
The return to normality has been even better for Scott. He made his debut appearance on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, numerous appearances on Radio 4, toured with John Bishop and won the coveted Best UK Stand Up 2021 award! 2022 saw Scott’s latest tour show ‘Great Scott’ take to the roads of the United Kingdom.
“A very funny man” Rob Brydon ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ TV Bomb
Within a few years of first picking up a microphone Tez Ilyas won the BBC New Comedy Award and embarked on his first national tour in 2017 – TEZ Talks. Based on the popular TED Talks the show dispelled myths about British Muslims and, despite the somewhat ambitious topic, Ilyas worked his magic, stormed the Edinburgh Fringe, sold out an extended London theatre run and saw TEZ Talks turned into a Radio 4 series.
A familiar face on our screens, Tez is probably best known for Tez Ilyas’ Christmas (Sky Arts), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) but has also appeared on everything from The One Show to The News Quiz and, of course, his very own The Tez O’Clock Show on Channel 4. A phenomenally funny comedian who refuses to shy away from trickier subjects yet never forgets that the laughs need to come thick and fast.
★★★★★ Mirror ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ Sunday Times
“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” The Guardian
Your evening comes complete with St Helen’s very own Dean Coughlin and MC Rob Riley