Tez Ilyas can be seen making his debut on BBC's Live at the Apollo tonight.

The first episode of the series is hosted by BBC Two's The Mash Report Ellie Taylor, as she introduces rising comedy star Fin Taylor and Blackburn's Tez Ilyas to the stage.

The Bafta-nominated Live At The Apollo returns to BBC Two for a highly anticipated fourteenth series with seven episodes, including a Christmas special. 

Each episode sees a national (and sometimes international) stand-up compering and performing, before introducing two of the best established and up and coming stand-ups to the stage.

Other acts to appear throughout the series include Jamali Maddix, Fern Brady, Sindhu Vee, Sarah Millican, Gary Delaney, Laura Lexx, Ahir Shah, Phil Wang, Rachel Parris, Brennan Reece, Gina Yashere, Lost Voice Guy, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Suzi Ruffell, Loyiso Gola, Dara O Briain, Felicity Ward and Mo Gilligan.

Live at the Apollo: BBC 2 at 10pm and also available on the BBC iplayer (Thursday November 15)