Desi Central is back with another amazing line-up and night of nothing but laughter with Tez Ilyas, Sukh Ojla, Tommy Sandhu & Slim.
Hailing from the East end of London, Tommy is a born and bred Londoner! At school Tommy was known for talking A LOT which allowed him to tour across Europe and even perform in London theatres while he was only a teenager!
Tommy appeared on Blind Date with Cilla Black. Soon after Tommy became the ‘voice of Blind Date’ replacing ‘Our Graham’.
As an established voiceover artist Tommy has brought his warm and youthful sound to adverts and commercials across radio and TV as well as prestigious events such as The MOBO Awards. Former host of the BBC Asian Network breakfast show, Tommy brought his cheeky nature to weekdays.
Tommy’s TV presenting has seen him host travel and lifestyle shows where he tests everything from gadgets and gizmo’s to yachts and hotels around the world. You can currently catch Tommy on the telly all around the world with his techy reviews … look out for him as the ‘Gadget Guru’ on Fast:Track on BBC World
Tez Ilyas the ground running finding himself in no less than eight competition finals including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year in his first year as a stand up. In 2015 Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. A sell out run at the Soho Theatre and his own Radio 4 series based on the show followed, with a second series quickly being recommissioned.
In 2016, his highly anticipated follow up show Made in Britain went on to sell out every single performance (including extra shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe and gained spectacular critical acclaim, with a smash hit nationwide tour in 2017.
His third show Teztify once again delivered a spectacularly powerful, provocative and brilliantly funny hour of topical stand up, delivering to packed out audiences night after night.
Tez has appeared on The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal (LOL Network), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and made a brand new quiz show pilot for Vice. He has also written and starred in his own scripted comedy shorts for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and Sky Arts.
Sukh Kaur Ojla is a UK based actress, writer, comedian and professional daydreamer.
Sukh has appeared in a number of theatre productions as well as TV appearances such as Victoria and Abdul, Black Mirror & EastEnders.
Sukh is one of the names to watch out for on the comedy circuit. Having played from small rooms she was recently selected for the BBC Asian Network Live event – her observation about the disadvantages of having to move back in with her parents, including not being allowed to ever turn over from the Sikh channel featured as one of the funniest moments of the night!
Original and versatile. He appeals to all ages, genders, race and nationalities and has the ability to capture different aspects of everyday life and twist it into his own brand of comedy. He was born in South London, England of Jamaican parentage.
Slim first performed in 1993 at the Hackney Empire in front of an audience of 1,500 people. Since then he has appeared in every major city in England and Wales ranging from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Cardiff, these are just a few of many.
He also has experience internationally touring in Europe ,The Caribbean and the U.S.A.