London-born Stephen K Amos has entertained audiences around the world with his natural, assured delivery, and his honest, unique material.
Not content with only stand-up, Stephen K Amos is also a gifted actor, impressing critics with his performances on stage and screen, both in comedic and dramatic roles. He has starred in television shows such as Eastenders (1985-), and the stage show One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2004-2005).
Comfortable as a comedian, performer, presenter, actor, and guest, there is no doubt that Amos will retain his position as one of the UK’s favourite comedians for many years to come.
Stephen burst onto the comedy scene in 2001 when he presented his first Edinburgh Fringe set. He has since returned there several times, as well as at the Glastonbury Festival, to work on tour material. His tours include The Laughter Master (2015), Bread and Circuses (2017), Bouquets and Brickbats (2018), Everyman (2020), and Before and Laughter, which started in 2020, but after being interrupted by Covid-19, continued in 2022. His tours have spanned the globe from home shows in the UK to mainland Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Stephen has been a wonderful guest on television panel shows such as QI (2003-), Have I Got News For You (1990-), Mock the Week (2005-), and The Wright Stuff (2000-2018). He has also participated in shows such as The Museum of Curiosity (2008-) and BBC Two’s documentary Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome (2019) where he and seven other celebrities of differing faiths walked part of an ancient pilgrimage to Rome, where an audience with The Pope awaited.
As well as being an esteemed guest, he is also a critically acclaimed presenter, hosting BBC Four’s documentary Prejudice and Pride (2017) alongside Scottish comedienne, Susan Calman. In 2010, he was commissioned his own show – The Stephen K. Amos Show – for BBC Two. His many comedy tours have also made their way to the silver screen and are available to buy on DVD.
Alongside his comedy and television presenting, Stephen is also a much-loved radio host, recording three series of his hit show Life: An Idiots Guide (2012-), for BBC Radio 4, hosting the series What Does the K Stand For (2013-2017), also for BBC Radio 4, as well as being a star guest for Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Show (2010-), and Jon Richardson’s BBC6 Music show (2007-2010).
Since bursting onto the scene in 2001, Stephen has experienced a lifetime of memories, which he explored in his memoir I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey (2012).
Stephen is a popular host and was nominated for Chortle’s Best Compere Award on no less than three occasions for his hosting at London’s Big Fish comedy clubs.
“Comedy at its purest and richest form.”
“Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit.”
‘We roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout…Amos at his best. You’ll leave the show smiling.’
“A great show.”
“He offers something for everyone. No matter who you are, guaranteed you’ll leave feeling satisfied.”
“Sharp, witty and effortlessly charming.”
“A night with the effervescent Stephen K Amos guarantees a bundle of laughs and an ab workout.”
“You can’t deny Amos’ infectious energy.”
Rip It Up
“Comedy God… Amos delivered another outstanding comedy experience.”
“Funny and charming.”
Performing Arts Hub
The Daily Review
“Amos is an entertainer and a master of laughter… There’s a reason [he] is an international headliner.”
The Plus Ones
“A note-perfect hour.”
“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