FRESH from yet another Edinburgh Fringe run, plus touring Australia, New Zealand and the UK and recording Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does The K Stand For (BBC Radio 4), feel-good maestro Stephen K Amos hits the road with his brand new show Welcome To My World.
Known for his warm-hearted wit and room-filling effervescence, Stephen puts the cha-cha in charm and the pow! in polite. But some may have noticed that behind that crisp ’n’ clean exterior dwells an altogether different animal. He’s a deep-thinking, problem-spotting and question-asking sort of gentleman, and Mr Amos believes the time is nigh to invite the public to meet this inner friend of his. He’s been expecting you.
So is it no more Mr Nice Guy? No of course not, not on your nelly. But Stephen’s got some questions and concerns, such as ‘why is the world reacting to Russia’s Ukraine invasion as it is?’ and ‘why are people really voting for UKIP?’, and to be honest is getting a little peeved that people in 2014 are still reluctant to talk about racial and sexual inequality – at dinner parties anyway. Audiences can still expect the genial host of course (he’s a comedian after all – making people laugh is his business), but with just the tiniest dash of subversion thrown in for good measure. Just think of Mr Amos as that guest who asks the awkward, pin-drop moment questions at your dinner party. He just happens to be hosting it too – so dust off your jacket, pull up a pew and fill your glass with comedy cocktail – it’s Amos time!
Stephen K Amos has established himself as a household name over the last decade, performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2003, which include the no-holds-barred All Of Me, Find The Funny and The Best Medicine, and performing sell-out dates all over the world.
He has eased his way into TV fame with a multitude of credits including The Stephen K Amos Show (BBC2), Celebrity Great British Bake Off Comic Relief (BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Batty Man (C4), Mock The Week (BBC2), The Royal Variety Show (ITV) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), and BBC Radio 4 familiarity with Just A Minute, Out To Lunch and The Big Night In.
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