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Voodoo Stands Up - Sol Bernstein + Tez Ilyas + Jacob Hawley with compere Jon Pearson



Sol Bernstein


“Simply my favourite comic – the funniest hour you’ll spend this summer”
HARRY HILL
“One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks, and three parts like nothing you’ve ever
heard”
THE GUARDIAN
“like a good salt beef sandwich with laughs... YOU REALLY SHOULD SEE HIM SOON”
THE SCOTSMAN

When a legend reaches a certain point in their career, it’s time to ease up on doing legendary things and reflect on an exemplary life. Sol Bernstein has reached that point, and he invites us to listen to his tales of the high life with the biggest names in showbiz, musings on how the world has changed, and being just an ordinary Jew with world-beating wit, unbounded talent and death-defying chutzpah.
But despite such a life, Sol has suffered an unforgiveable injustice. Heard of Elvis Presley? No? How about The Beatles? Really? Ok then, surely Marcel Marceau? Good. Well Sol Bernstein launched the careers of these greats and many more, and what did he get for it? Nada. Nothing, not even a 'thank you'. But having escaped the Pogroms in Russia and the Nazis in Germany as a child, Bernstein is no stranger to pain, and hardships – in all their forms – have made the man what he is. Such struggles – be they life-threatening or merely female nagging – give Sol Bernstein not only the inspiration to face each new day but the material for his limitless supply of comedy shtick. The resulting performances – not to mention charisma alone – have given the man good reason to enjoy fame and build friendships with, among so many, the likes of Burt Bacharach, James Brown and Harry Hill.

He’s got so much to say and – being now in his 80s – so little time to say it. Catch this legend and genius while you still have the chance.
Singer, dancer, comedian, magician, actor and musician Sol Bernstein was born in Ukraine. Having been rated Best Triangle Player by Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington in the 1950s, he went on to perform across the globe at venues such as The London Palladium, New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Besides his work with Elvis, The Beatles and Judy Garland, he’s also been friends and worked with greats such as The Rat Pack, Lenny Bruce, Jack Benny, George Burns and Milton Berle. He also played for Miles Davis. Now in his 80s, he still performs at all the top UK clubs.

http://www.solbernstein.co.uk/



Tez Ilyas



Tez Ilyas hit the ground running. In his first three years as a stand up, he found himself in no less than eight competition finals including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. In 2015, Tez achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. A sell out run at the Soho Theatre and his own BBC Radio 4 series based on the show followed, with a second series released in 2018 and a third already commissioned.

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, followed in 2018 by his second sell-out nationwide tour.

Tez is one of the stars of hit sitcom Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) and has appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), The Last Leg (C4), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), 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.

https://tezilyas.com/

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Cocktails



Mama Lizs is famous for its cocktails.  Our mixologists are highly trained and passionate about creating superb versions of classics like Mojito, Daiquiri and Manhattans and creating their own unique blends that have built Mama Lizs reputation as the most inventive cocktail bar in the area.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Saturday: Noon - Late
Sunday: Noon - 11pm

Awards

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Mama Lizs boasts a well appointed bar, with an emphasis on quality. Our small selection of regularly changing real ales and American craft beers has won us a gold award from CAMRA followed by the Peterborough and districts, pub of the year award. Specialist, small batch bourbons, gins, tequilas and vodkas nestle amongst the more well known brands and our
Mama Liz's Bar
Click HERE (http://mamaliz.co.uk/index.php/what-s-on) for the events guide Hidden underneath Mama Lizs in a vaulted Victorian wine cellar is the Voodoo Lounge. An intimate and individual live music, comedy and dj venue decorated with some unique Obey Giant artwork. Specialising in up and coming bands, playing original material from all genres the Voodoo Lounge has gained national acclaim, attracting acts from the
Voodoo Lounge
On the first floor at Mama Lizs is the hugely popular Cajun/Creole restaurant. The decor and lighting reflects perfectly the New Orleans theme of the venue and the restaurant is equally at home as a place for an intimate dinner for two or for a party. All dishes are prepared freshly to order, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The menu
Restaurant
All events coming to Mama Lizs and Voodoo Lounge are listed here and updated weekly.
What's On
Mama Lizs is famous for its cocktails. Our mixologists are highly trained and passionate about creating superb versions of classics like Mojito, Daiquiri and Manhattans and creating their own unique blends that have built Mama Lizs reputation as the most inventive cocktail bar in the area.
Cocktails