Heatons Comedy Evening
Perrier Award winner Phil Nichol, Channel 4’s Tez Ilyas, Suzy Frost and MC Alex Boardman at Heaton Moor. Scroll down for comedians’ details.
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Phil Nichol is something of a legend on the comedy circuit. He has won the ‘main comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe (after two previous nominations) which is the comedy equivalent of the Nobel Prize!
Phil is an energetic and exciting performer with an unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and innovate with his work. His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled. With a surreal edge to some of his mischievous rantings Nichol always brings something new to the stage, his keen sense of fun and eye for the shocking and absurd has cemented his position as one of the very best comedians working today.
“Riotously funny” Sunday Telegraph ★★★★★ The Scotsman “Cripplingly funny.” Three Weeks
Tez Ilyas! Within a few years of first picking up a microphone this former civil servant 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 host for the evening is Stockport’s Alex Boardman. Alex cut his comedic teeth on the burgeoning Manchester scene with sets at the Frog & Bucket followed by an all nighter at The Hacienda! Family life has tempered the inner wild child but it’s certainly added to both the maturity and the relatability of his stand up.
A gifted gag smith, Alex writes for a lot of big names and TV shows including John Bishop, A Question Of Sport and many we’re not allowed to say!
“A great comic” Sarah Millican “Double funny” Shaun Ryder
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