George’s Comedy Club, Blackburn
Steve Harris, Harry Stachini, Howard Anstock and MC Tez Ilyas Scroll down for comedians’ details.
Steve Harris has been a stand up comedian for over twenty years and followed in the footsteps of Peter Kay, John Bishop and Alan Carr by winning the North West Comedian of the Year Award . The only difference being it was Steve’s fifth ever gig!
Whatever your age or wherever you’re from Steve has something that will leave you breathless with laughter. A master of the obvious and a Ninja of the not so obvious, you’ll be hit so hard by a punch line you won’t know where it’s come from. A well-crafted act and the confidence to work outside of it, is what sets Steve aside from the workaday comedian. He also does a particularly impressive frozen emu impression.
“I couldn’t lift my hands to wipe the tears of laughter from my face” Chortle “Quite simply, fantastically funny” BBC
Harry Stachini used to teach kids. Naughty kids. As in really, really naughty kids and, if you can make a success of that how difficult is a career as a stand up comedian?
This natural comedian, still of comparatively few summers, allows his natural warmth to carry hilarious tales and intricately spun stories with a skill usually only present in much more experienced comics. An impressive easy-going style pulls off stand ups oldest trick of leaving us feeling we are chatting to a mate as he shares his distinctive outlook on the world, involves the audience and skilfully leads us into well-crafted scenarios, with expert delivery.
Harry’s a grafter and his solid work ethic and reputation amongst both audiences and promoters make him the comedian to watch out for in the next year or so!
When not making people laugh like drains Harry writes, acts and films short sketches and documentaries.
“Audience in stitches with gags” Bedfordshire News
Some people simply have a natural ability for what they do and that certainly seems to be the case with Blackburn’s former civil servant Tez Ilyas. Within months of first picking up a microphone this former civil servant from Blackburn found himself in the finals of no less than eight comedy competitions, within a few years he won the BBC New Comedy Award and 2017 will see him embark on his first national tour!
Within three years he had written his first hour long show – TEZ Talks. Based on the popular TED Talks the show dispelled myths about Islam in general but particularly about British Muslims. Despite the somewhat sombre subject matter Ilyas worked his comedic magic and the show stormed the Edinburgh Fringe, sold out an extended run at a prestigious London theatre and was turned into a popular series by Radio 4!
Tez has now made numerous TV appearances in addition to creating and performing in comedy shorts for both the BBC and Sky as well as his own Channel 4 show; The Tez O’Clock Show
“Smart, subversive comedy with pin-sharp observations.” The Herald
★★★★★ Mirror ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ Sunday Times
The comedians you see at George’s Comedy Club are booked by Comedy In A Van