Blackburn comedian, Tez Ilyas, said he is “excited” to be heading to his hometown in his upcoming national tour.

The former Witton Park High School pupil has revealed more details about his upcoming national tour, called After Eight.

From next September, Tez will be bringing his stand up comedy show to venues across the nation.

He is set to descend on Blackburn’s St George’s Hall, on November 22.

Tez is also set to visit other Lancashire towns and cities, including The Dukes theatre in Lancaster, on October 5, and Chorley Theatre, on September 20.

Tez has also teased fans about a new podcast he is creating, more details of which are set to be revealed in the coming months.

The 40-year-old said: “I'm so excited to be going to the big room in King George's Hall. Finally!

“I can't wait to entertain the people of Blackburn, from Mill Hill to Whalley Range and everywhere in between. Let's go!”

The show’s promoters said: “A lot has changed in the last two years for Tez. He got married, he bought a house, and he’s became a stepdad... to two rabbits.

“Trying to make sense of his new life, the changing world around us and wrestling the big questions, like: why is Lotus Biscoff in everything now?”

Tez, known for his appearance on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and beyond, last went on tour two years ago.

The ‘Vicked Tour’ was said to be filled with Tez’s trademark silly, smart and subversive humour to celebrate all that we still have.

Tez also opened up about life growing up in Blackburn in his book ‘The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 ¾’.

The book explains how his youth influenced his comedy. It even featured on The Sunday Times bestsellers list, in 2022.