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12 September 16: TEZ Talks (Ep1) & The Pin (Series 2, Ep 1)

September 12th, 2016

Episode 98 of 104 episodes

TEZ Talks Breakthrough comedian Tez Ilyas presents a show for everyone interested in – or interested in becoming – a British Muslim. Everything you need to know is here - the do's, don'ts, and avoid-or-you'll-be-arresteds. Simultaneously a hilarious, joyous celebration of British-Muslim life - and a subversive, thoughtful satire on society's attitudes to Islam. In this episode, Tez looks at ‘Integration’, a word that’s often used in the context of Muslims in the UK. How can Muslims integrate better? And who says they don’t at the moment? And more importantly, what’s Marks & Spencer or hipster beards got to do with it? Tez explains all… About Tez Blackburn-born Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 and has appeared in eight competition finals including the BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. He has recently appeared on the Now Show on Radio 4, as well as having performances on BBC1, BBC 3, E4, and BBC iPlayer, following his hugely critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh show. The Pin Following a hugely successful first series, which drew praise from the likes of David Walliams and Ben Stiller, Alex and Ben are back with their weird twist on the double-act sketch show. Strap in for a 15 minute delve in to a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience. This week, The Pin are trying for a perfectly achievable goal for a Radio 4 late night comedy - an Oscar. About The Pin The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and legends of Edinburgh festival. They deconstruct the sketch form, in a show that exists somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and utterly joyous silliness. After a sold-out run in Edinburgh, and a string of hilarious performances across BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC 3, Channel 4, and Comedy Central, this is The Pin’s debut solo show for Radio 4. Join them as they celebrate, make, collapse and rebuild their jokes, each other, and probably the radio too. For fans of Adam and Joe, Vic and Bob, and Fist of Fun - a show of absurd offerings from two loveable idiots. - 'The Pin prove it's still possible to play with the conventions of the medium of sketch comedy.’ - The Guardian - 'Knowing and inventive: a 15 minute blast.' - The Times - 'The sketches are funny, and made special by Ben Ashenden and Alexander Owen also examining, subverting and reversing familiar tropes. The material is excellent.' - Radio Times - 'Eviscerating their chosen form completely.' - The Sunday Times - 'A very classy, very funny show indeed.' - The Telegraph Producer: Sam Bryant A BBC Studios Production