More on Blackpool Roadworks. Click Here.

Find out more

Four top pro comedians make you LOL!

We bring you comedians off the telly from all the major panel shows and roadshows plus the best of the rest. Previously we’ve booked Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians!

The Grand Theatre reserves the right to change the line-up at any time.

Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 – hitting the ground running he found himself in no less than eight competition finals, including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. He achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up show TEZ Talks, which was met with packed out audiences and huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which he performed at in 2013. A totally sold-out run at the Soho Theatre followed, with additional dates at the prestigious Southbank Centre. Such was the success of TEZ Talks, it was adapted into a series for  BBC Radio 4. Tez followed this up with his sophomore show, Made in Britain. A critical and commercial success, he totally sold-out the Edinburgh Fringe run, including extra dates, and received rave reviews and is now embarking on his first national tour in 2017 Tez has appeared on Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), @elevenish (ITV2) and The Funny Thing About… (Channel 5) as well as writing and starring in his own scripted comedy shorts for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and Sky Arts.

“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

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion. Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Show What You Wrote and Newsjack. Peter has tour supported for both Arthur Smith (2013) and Stephen K Amos (2015-2016).

“Brush is an imaginative writer of gentle but funny absurdity. He has a touch of Paul Merton” Chortle

“Unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave” The Guardian

Plus

Damion Larkin will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

“Industrious in rotating his material…which is warmly and intelligently told” Chortle

“One of the country’s top new acts” BBC (this was years ago so now he’s just one of the country’s comedians! haha)

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!

Prices
  • £18