Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe and raring to go with a new show, the delightful and lovable Stephen K Amos is back on the road with EVERYMAN this November.
It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit. We need an everyman to bring people together, using the most powerful tool we have: comedy.
He’s on a mission to bring about world peace. Or to at least bring about an evening of peace. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common. Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm.
A brief History about Stephen K Amos
As seen on Pointless Celebrities, QI, The People’s History of LGBT (BBC), UKTV’s Celebrity Storage Hunters and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, and BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You, as well as What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4. The Stephen K Amos Talk Show, in which Stephen invites popular stand-ups to chinwag about this, that and the other each year at the Edinburgh Festival, was recorded in 2018 (third series) and is now available on Amazon’s Audible.
Besides all this, Stephen has also penned an autobiography – I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey – which he is soon to record for an audiobook version.
Stephen also took part in the three-part series Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome, alongside Katy Brand and Les Dennis. The BBC Two series, which aired in April and May, saw celebrities give up their creature comforts to follow the Via Francigena trail in – to finish up at the Vatican.
Stephen says: “I do jokes, I like to have a laugh and see the good in people. Comedy has taken me around the world. I don’t walk, I’m not religious. So going on Pilgrimage was a huge personal shift for me. Never in my mind’s eye did I think I’d have a private half-hour audience with the Pope. Not to be blessed by the pontiff, but able to ask unedited questions on behalf of millions. His response genuinely moved me. Whatever your beliefs are, everyone deserves dignity. If you fail to respect that, then you don’t have a human heart.”
‘One of the most likeable figures in British comedy’ – Radio Times
“Much-loved King of Stand-up” – North West End ****
8th November 2019 – East Grinstead Chequer Mead Theatre: www.chequermead.org.uk
17th January 2020 – Farnham Maltings: www.farnhammaltings.com
For more dates or information visit www.stephenkamos.com