Great Expectations.

If I said “British comedian” without any other information what would your expectations be? If I added that he was born in Lancashire what would your expectations be? When I first heard Tez Ilyas, whose birthday is today, on a radio program where the host introduced him as one of her favorite comics I really only expected him to be funny, but I also thought his background—he’s of Pakistani descent–might be part of his comedy. And it is, and it’s really funny.

 

6 Comments

  1. Ann Koplow

    Great introduction, Chris, as I would expect from you. Many thanks.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      There are a lot of people who make me laugh and think and I’m glad to share them with friends like you who also make me laugh and think.

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  2. mydangblog

    Thanks for the tip–I just watched some of his other clips on YouTube and you’re right–he’s terrific!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      He’s really funny and it’s a shame his “Tez Talks” show isn’t available as a podcast or for download–at least not that I could find. I’ve only heard one episode but it was absolutely brilliant.

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  3. Jay

    I do love getting to know a new (to me) comedian.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m glad to pass these things on. It’s just rather frustrating that the BBC’s Comedy Of The Week, which is where I heard an episode of his hilarious “Tez Talks” series, no longer has his episode available.

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