Stephen K Amos

This article is from 2008.

Stephen K Amos

Who’s he then?
Stephen K Amos is a 30-something actor, comedian and documentary-maker whose Batty Boy involved him going on a journey from his south London backyard to Jamaica in an attempt to discover why homophobia is so prevalent among black men.

What’s his show called?
‘Show’, did you say? This busy gent has a pair of events on the go this Fringe. First up is Find the Funny, SKA’s seventh Fringe solo stand-up set and the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed More of Me. Amos also heralds the return of his Weekend Chat Show which is as self-explanatory as it gets.

I know he likes a sharp suit, but is it really true he just needs to say the word and people can be killed?
Not quite, though when he made a joke at last year’s Royal Variety Show about wishing Lenny Henry was dead so other black comics could get on TV, Prince Charles later told him this could indeed be arranged. We think he was kidding.

Is he another one of those comedians who think they can act?
Indeed he is, but that’s because he can. Amos has been central to those recent ensemble Fringe dramas with a plethora of stand-ups, such as Talk Radio and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Find the Funny, Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 2–25 Aug (not 6, 13), 9.40pm, £14–£15 (£12.50–£13.50). Previews until 1 Aug, £8; Weekend Chat Show, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15, 22 Aug, 11.30pm, £12.50 (£10.50).

Stephen K Amos

  • 4 stars

'Find the Funny', a rendition of the seventh Fringe show from the well-spoken comic.

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