Crashing into the studio show will be parodies, sketches and news bulletins from the Pakistani Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), starring Man Like Mobeen’s Guz Khan and comedian Sindhu Vee, which will provide a satirical take on the news and show Britain (and the West) in a very different light.
The fast paced 3 x 60’ show, airing at 11pm each Thursday from 25th July is made exclusively for Channel 4 by Expectation and Ilyas’ own company Pious Productions. It will be filmed each week at Manchester’s MediaCityUK in front of a live studio audience.
Tez Ilyas says: “OMA! This is proper surreal man. Thank you Channel 4 for this massive opportunity to follow in the footsteps of giants. Mama! We did it mama! I can’t wait for everyone to see it.. I hope y’all are ready for my silly, smart and subversive take on the world Seriously though… you don’t understand! This is the show I’ve always dreamed of doing (after Blue Peter obvs).”
Karen Murdoch, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Channel 4 said: “Tez Ilyas is an incredibly exciting talent, and we are thrilled to have him on Channel 4. With all the political shenanigans going on in the UK and the world in general, it feels particularly timely to be launching a brand new satire show, hosted by such a smart and fresh new voice.”
The Tez O’clock Show(3 x 60’ w/t) was commissioned by Syeda Irtizaali and Karen Murdoch, Commissioning Editors, Entertainment, Channel 4. Ben Wicks is the Creative Director, Comedy and Entertainment for Expectation. The series will air on Channel 4 every Thursday for three weeks from 25th July this year.