Artist Profile

Stephen K Amos

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WINNER CRITICS CHOICE AWARD PERTH INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013

NOMINEE BEST COMPERE CHORTLE COMEDY AWARD 2008, 2007, 2004

BAFTA NOMINEE 2007

WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL GUEST COMEDIAN NZ COMEDY GUILD AWARDS 2007

WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDY AWARD  NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL 2007

WINNER SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL 2005 

NOMINEE RICHARD PRYOR AWARD 2004

WINNER BEST STAND UP TIME OUT LIVE AWARDS 2004

 

Stephen is taking both his Chat Show and his Work In Progress Show to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chat Show will be at 16:00 at Gilded Balloon 5th-8th, 11th-14th, 18th-20th, and 25th-26th August. Work In Progress will be at 21:20 at Stand 3 3rd-26th August (not 15th, 21st, or 22nd).


Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material.

A gifted actor, Amos has impressed critics with his performances on stage and screen and has proved he is one of the most unique comedy voices of his generation but demonstrated a penchant for drama roles. Comfortable as a performer, presenter, actor and guest there is no doubt that Amos will retain his position as one of the nation's favourite comedians for a long time to come.


Stephen's first book - I Used To Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey  - is a memoir of a lifetime of fitting in, standing out, and (almost) always laughing. It is available to buy now from book shops or online.

In 2015, Stephen concluded his National UK tour with a two week sell-out run at Soho Theatre before taking his show - Welcome To My World - across Australia and New Zealand. Having gone so well, Stephen announced his first European tour of the show before going straight into his new show, The Laughter Master (2015-16). 

The Laughter Master has since toured the UK, Australia, and New Zealand and has been booked for it's own European tour.

In 2014, Series Three of Life: An Idiots Guide was commissioned.  Stephen also took What Does The K Stand For? to Australia and New Zealand. 

2013 saw Stephen tour the UK, Australia and New Zealand with his hit show, The Spokesman. Continuing Stephen's tradition of generating new and unique shows, he performed a Work In Progress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, alongside his live talk show.

In 2012, following his success of past years, Stephen once again travelled to Australia, this time to perform his new show, Laughter Is My Agenda, at all of the major festivals as part of an Australian tour. He then returned to the world renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new Work In Progress which was a total sell out; before doing a full UK Autumn tour. Alongside this, Stephen also recorded the second series of his hit radio series Life: An Idiots Guide for BBC Radio 4.

In 2011, Stephen embarked on his Best Medicine tour, performing his solo show to sold-out crowds around the country. He also appeared in Dave's One Night Stand. And in 2010 Stephen starred in his first TV series - The Stephen K Amos Show - for BBC Two, which is now available to buy on DVD. Meanwhile, his second DVD The Feelgood Factor was filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo!

His debut DVD Find the Funny, recorded at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, was released November 2009.


 'As his autobiographical sitcom plays out on Radio 4, Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Expect more warm insight and spiky charm here.' The Sunday Times, 2015


LIVE WORK

Aside from being one of the nation’s favourite faces on the television, Stephen is a prolific writer and performer, releasing a new hour long show every year and performing all over the world at festivals. He has performed in some of the UKs most loved theatres and also appeared at the Royal Variety Show in 2007.

Stephen is in great demand as a host and after dinner act for corporate functions. Testimonials can be found here.

To book Stephen K Amos for your corporate event please contact Sophie Church on sophie@glorioustalent.co.uk

 

FESTIVALS

Glastonbury Festival (2016)

Leeds Festival (2015) 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2001-Present)

Melbourne Comedy Festival (2008-Present)

Sydney Comedy Festival (2008-Present)

Perth Comedy Festival (2008-Present) 

New Zealand International Comedy Festival (2013-Present)

Brisbane Comedy Festival (2011-Present)

Adelaide Fringe (2009-Present)

Darwin Comedy Festival (2012- Present)

Prague Fringe Festival (2008)

Britcom, Montreal Comedy Festival (2007)

 

RADIO

What Does the K Stand For? is a sitcom radio show for BBC Radio 4. The first series aired on Wednesday 27th Nov 2013 and included a festive Christmas Day special. The third series records from July 2016.


A Good Read, BBC Radio 4

Christmas Crackers, BBC Radio 4

What Does The K Stand For?, BBC Radio 4

Life: An Idiots Guide Series, BBC Radio 4

Just A Minute, BBC Radio 4

Hot Gossip with Sara Cox, BBC Radio 2

Life: An Idiot's Guide  Live from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, BBC Radio 4

The Paper Round, BBC Radio 4

Hot Gossip with Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio 2

The Odd Half Hour Series 2, BBC Radio 4

Simon Mayo's Drivetime Show, BBC Radio 2

Jon Richardson Radio Show, BBC6 Music 

Stand Up on 7, BBC Radio 7 

The Odd Half Hour, BBC Radio 4 

The Blame Game, BBCNI

Act Your Age, BBC Radio 4

4 Stands Up, BBC Radio 4

Out To Lunch, BBC Radio 2

The Big Night In, BBC

Sean Lock and Friends at the Fringe, BBC

Hot Gossip, BBC Radio 2

 

TV

Top Gear: Extra Gear 2016 (BBC Three)

Celebrity Storage Hunters 2016 (Dave)

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2016 (UKTV)

Sam Delaney's News Thing 2015 & 2016 (RT)

TV That Made Me 2015 (BBC One Daytime)

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums 2014 (Dave)

All Star Family Fortunes 2014 (ITV)

The Wright Stuff 2013 (Channel 5)

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013 (BBC Three)

Don't Sit In The Front Row 2013 (Sky Atlantic)

Celebrity Great British Bake Off Comic Relief (BBC Two)

Just For Laughs: All Access (Comedy Network, Canada)

Live from Amsterdam (Showtime)

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (Channel 10, Australia)

Drop Down Menu (Channel 4)

TV's 50 Greatest Magic Tricks (Channel 5)

Most Shocking Celebrity Moments (Channel 5)

That's Britain (BBC One)

Argumental (Dave)

The Xtra Factor (ITV2)

Epic Win (BBC One)

Red Light Comedy: Live From Amsterdam (Showtime, USA)

Fry's Planet Word (BBC Two)

Dave's One Night Stand (Dave)

Improvisation My Dear Watson (Dave)

Odd One In (ITV)

Teenage Kicks (BBC Four)

The Wright Stuff (Channel 5)

24 Hour Panel People Comic Relief (BBC)

The Magicians (BBC One)

The Dick And Dom Saturday Show (BBC)

Live At The Apollo, Host (BBC One)

Butchered (Dave)

The Stephen K Amos Show (BBC)

Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4)

The Five O Clock Show (Channel 4)

Tinga Tinga Tales (BBC)

For One Night Only (ITV)

The Royal Variety Show (ITV) 

Have I Got News For You (BBC One) 

Richard Bacon's Beer And Pizza Club (ITV4)

Live at the Apollo, Set (BBC One)

Celebrity Juice  (ITV2)

Mock The Week (BBC Two)

Eastenders (BBC One)

The One Show (BBC One)

The Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two)

Richard and Judy (Watch)

The Wright Stuff  (FIVE)

Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy Channel) 

Comedy Cuts (ITV)

Snuff Box (BBC Three)

Cattle Drive (BBC Four)

Loose Women (ITV)

Newsnight (BBC)

The Law of the Playground (Channel 4)

Daily Cooks Challenge (ITV)

What The Dickens (SKY Arts 1)

Batteries Not Included (Dave)

We Are Most Amused (ITV1)

What The Dickens (SKY1)

Lucky Pluckers (pilot) 

Millionaire Envy (VIRGIN1)

Money Envy (VIRGIN1)

Penis Envy (VIRGIN1)

Thank God You’re Here (Channel 10, Australia)

Spicks and Specks (ABC, Australia)

Bert’s Family Feud (Channel 9, Australia)

Comedy Blue (Paramount)

Batty Man (Channel 4)

Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4)

The World Stands Up (Paramount)

The 50 Questions of Political Correctness (SKY1)

The Comic Side of Seven Days (BBC)

X-Rated: The TV They Tried to Ban (Channel 4)

100 Greatest Christmas Moments (Channel 4)

The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (Channel 4)

Elvis Has Left The Building (BBC One)

P.O.B Pilot (BBC)

Mob Rule (Channel 4) 

Time Gentlemen Please (Sky) 

Left, Right and Centre (Midas Media)

Stand Up Show (BBC)

The 11 O’Clock Show (Channel 4)

The Jack Docherty Show (Channel 5)

The Casting Couch 

Good Stuff Carlton

Net. Comedy On Digital

Class of ’99


THEATRE

Talk Radio with Stewart Lee, Udderbelly 2006

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Terry Johnson, Gielgud Theatre Sept 2004-Jan 2005

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Assembly Rooms 2004 

 

FILM

Absolute Beginners

Hawks

Soweto

Young Soul Rebels

Downtown Largos

 

DVDs/ CDs

I Used To Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey

The Stephen K Amos Show

Stephen K Amos: The Feelgood Factor

Stephen K Amos: Find the Funny

Stephen K Amos Live (CD)


PRESS

2017 PRESS FOR THE WORLD FAMOUS TOUR

‘We roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout...Amos at his best. You’ll leave the show smiling.’ The Times 


PRESS FOR 'WHAT DOES THE K STAND FOR'

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy...this format suits him down to the ground' Radio Times

2016 PRESS

"A great show." Herald Sun 

“[He] offers something for everyone. No matter who you are, guaranteed you’ll leave feeling satisfied.” Five AA ★★★★1/2

"Sharp, witty and effortlessly charming." Radio Adelaide 

A night with the effervescent Stephen K Amos guarantees a bundle of laughs and an ab workout.” Adelaide Now ★★★★

"Quick-witted." The Clothesline

"You can't deny Amos' infectious energy." Rip It Up

"Comedy God... Amos delivered another outstanding comedy experience." Impulse Gamer ★1/2

"Funny and charming." Performing Arts Hub

"Charming." The Daily Review

"Amos is an entertainer and a master of laughter... There's a reason [he] is an international headliner." The Plus Ones 

"Infectious happiness." The Beat


2015 PRESS 

"A note-perfect hour." Metro ★★ 

"Unashamed feel-good entertainment. Amos has had his share of TV exposure, but nothing that has successfully captured what he does live. If only a broadcaster could bottle the magic that was conjured up last night Amos would finally be a household name way beyond the Amos household." The Evening Standard  

"Amos is a brilliant comedian who has the ability to strike up an instant rapport with his live audience. I’ve seen him stand in front of a room of strangers and after a few minutes they all seem to be his friends." Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

"As his autobiographical sitcom plays out on Radio 4, Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Expect more warm insight and spiky charm here." The Sunday Times 


2014 PRESS (What Does The K Stand For?)

"He is cosmopolitan brilliance and charm at its funniest. Seriously don’t miss this.” The Daily Blog, NZ

"Masterfully blended scripted and unscripted moments." The Age ★1/2

"Stephen K Amos successfully knocks the comedy ball out of the park in What Does the K Stand For!" Impulse Gamer ★1/2

"A consistently funny performer, Amos is the star of this festival." Australian Stage 

"Being witness to a comedian of this calibre was an absolute pleasure. You will not be disappointed.” Yahoo New Zealand

 

2013 PRESS

“My personal highlight was Stephen K Amos who had the audience in stitches. I would urge comedy lovers to buy a ticket before it sells out.” Broadway Baby 

"An eloquent and inherently charming performer, Amos has the distinction of being simply hilarious too. It's this kind of triple-threat that defines great stand-up comedy and, indeed, makes The Spokesman an A-grade affair. If you're only out to see one or two shows this festival and you need to be assured of a great night, consider Amos one of your go-to guys. Highly recommended." Beat.com

“Stephen K Amos is brilliant and even though he says this show is still in development, it is already a highlight of the Fringe.” FiveAA 

"His material is impeccably crafted, his comic timing skilful and, throughout the show, his delivery remains conversational, amiable and relaxed as he strolls through local and global topics." Herald Sun ★1/2

"The audience loved him and the feeling was mutual." Adelaide Now 

"Stephen K Amos is a funny man. I know he is supposed to be funny; he does stand-up comedy. But even so, he is genuinely funny in the way that makes your jaw ache from laughing." InDaily 

 

2012 PRESS

“Amos has the easy-going confidence of a stand-up veteran who is at the top of his game.” NZ Herald

"It was all fabulous. But it was when rifling with the audience that Amos truly excelled. With a packed venue ready on his side, Amos drew people into his routines; his finely honed sensibility turned innocent remarks into comedy gold" Herald Sun

 

2011 & 2010 PRESS

"The warmest comic around, able to riff off a crowd and make them feel good about themselves." The Sunday Times

"Uplifting stand-up from a charming performer." Time Out

"One of the most purely enjoyable stand-ups in the business." Critic's Choice, The Times

"Amos is a sharp storyteller with a warm style that draws you in." The Evening Standard

“Audience warming, perfectly honed, professionally delivered material. Amos is a hugely skilled performer, genial and disciplined and always in control. Clever and outrageously extravagant.” The Scotsman 

 “Laughs by the bucketload. Watching Amos is flirtatious, comfortable and inclusive.” Edinburgh Festivals

“With Amos there is quality comedy on offer and the man is a natural comic. The performance as always was polished, professional and good value for money. Top form yet again.” One4Review 

“Proof that laughter really is the best medicine.” Three Weeks 

 

2009 PRESS (The Feelgood Factor)

"Stephen K Amos is the embodiment of charisma. From the first minute to the last, he never lets the audience out of the palm of his hand. Amos's show is packed with well-observed material, performed hilariously. His affection for the audience is the killer blow, culminating in an all-singing, all-dancing party to which everyone is invited. No one could possibly have left this feel good show without a beaming smile on their face. A real stormer." Chortle

"If laughter is the best medicine then Amos should be prescribed by the NHS for his formidable healing powers." The Evening Standard

"The endlessly likeable Amos calls his new show The Feelgood Factor. It's an accurate description." The Sunday Times 

"Half the audience would probably be squirming with terror, were it not for his winning charm and irrepressible charisma. Amos gives the impression of one born to entertain. He keeps the gags flowing thick and  fast with sharp observations and stories before producing more devastating one-liners from up his sleeve." Metro

"A lovely warm manner... A great performer." The Times

"This year he has gained in stature, the first black British comic to really rock the Fringe in years. It's a strong show, with excellent gags and the finest ending on the Fringe." Sunday Times

"Amos is dynamite.” The Guardian

“Effortless comedy from one of the country’s strongest stand-ups, whether riffing off the crowd or delivering broad, big-grin gags.” The Sunday Times

“His show is called The Feelgood Factor. He ain’t lying.” The Observer

"Amos is now out to deliver a night simply full of fun, warmth, bonhomie, love and a shedload of laughs.” Time Out


2008 PRESS (Find The Funny) 

"For sheer entertainment value Amos is tough to beat." The Evening Standard

“Surefire bet for a night of laughter.” Chortle

“The show rocked!” One4Review

“Phenomenal talent, pitch perfect stand up.”  Hairline

"A hurricane of relentlessly energetic charisma, Amos has the crowd eating out of his hand and unites everyone in laughter."  The List

"He's inspiring, acutely clever and irresistibly funny." Edinburgh Fest Magazine

"Born to entertain." The Guardian

"Radiates charm and exudes joy, a truly uplifting performer." Time Out

 

2007 PRESS (More of Me)

“Genuinely side-splitting. A truly top class comedian. The man is simply brilliant.” Ed Fest

“Tender and masterful material. [You're] guaranteed a good time with this talented pro. seamless flow of quality.” The List

“Watching him work a crowd is to watch a master at work.”  The Metro

“Easily one of the best comperes in the country, full to bursting with charm and warmth.”  Chortle

“A comedy tour de force.” Three Weeks

“You’ll laugh until you actually cry.” Sunday Express 

“His fuel injected comedy brain ensures that the show is both redemptive and achingly funny.” The Scotsman


2007 PRESS (Weekend Chat Show) 

“Amos was bursting with energy and intelligent wit. The more than merry Saturday night audience was a tough crowd to please but Amos carried the show with effortless charm and professionalism, keeping both energy and laughter levels high for the duration. You really get your money’s worth from this great variety show featuring a diverse range of performers and gloriously resided over by the immensely funny and charismatic host.”  Edinburgh Fest Magazine

 

2006 PRESS (All Of Me)

“Top notch banter. A great show.” The Sunday Times

“Cheek numbing, tear-inducing entertainment.” The Sunday Express

“Positively luminescent. Damn loveable, a master entertainer.” Metro

“From Stephen’s first words we were laughing. And it didn’t stop. His entire audience laughed and laughed and laughed. I quite literally wept with laughter. My sides hurt with laughter. I was still laughing on the bus home. That night I woke myself up laughing out loud.” ScotsGay

“After an hour of this man’s stand up, my cheeks were aching from grinning so heartily, his humour is that infectious.” The Scotsman

“Stephen K Amos has so much ebullient, effervescent good cheer. There is no such thing as a bad hour in Amos’s company.” Chortle

“A true master of his art.” One4Review

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