Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos is a British stand-up comedian and television personality who began his career as a compere at the Big Fish comedy clubs in South London. Well-loved for hosting TV's The Stephen K. Amos Show and BBC Radio 4's Life: An Idiot's Guide, he has appeared many times on television programmes such as Live At The Apollo, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, and QI. From 2013-2017 was the host/presenter of Radio 4's What Does The K Stand For?, a semi-autobiographical sitcom about his own South London childhood.

Biography

Stephen K Amos is a British stand-up comedian and television personality who has toured all across the globe. He first made a name for himself as a compere in the Big Fish comedy clubs in South London, and he was nominated for Chortle's Best Compere Award in 2004, 2007, and 2008.

Amos' debut DVD, 'Find the Funny', was recorded at the Enmore Theatre Sydney and released in November 2009. After this he toured the UK, with 75 dates in total. In 2010 he filmed his debut show The Stephen K Amos Show for BBC Two (2010, a sketch show filled with stand-up, hidden camera antics, and lively audience participation,

After a childhood spent travelling often between Nigeria and London, and frequently finding himself the only black face (alongside his six siblings) at school, Amos soon found that comedy was a fruitful escape valve.

After reading law at Westminster University, Amos initially thought he would enter that profession before quickly switching to entertainment.

Although he has often shied away from surface-level descriptions of him as a black, gay comic, a decade after he began in stand-up he talked about his sexuality on stage, and in March 2007 presented Batty Man on Channel 4, a bold and hard-hitting documentary that explored why homophobia is so prevalent and pernicious in certain areas of the UK and Jamaica. It won a Royal Society Television Award and was nominated for a BAFTA.

Amos is known for his observational comedy and sharp, acerbic, political satire. During a 2007 performance on Live At The Apollo, Amos joked, in his typically provocative, committed way, that "The ultimate goal is to have my own TV show. But, as we all know, the BBC have a diversity policy. Apparently I have to wait for Lenny Henry to die".

In 2008, Amos was chosen to appear on an ITV televised performance in the gala/comedy show We Are Most Amused, a celebration of The Prince of Wales' 60th birthday.

In March 2010, Amos played the role of Nelson Mandela in a BBC Sport Relief comedy sketch, involving several members of the England rugby squad.

From March 2012 - 2014, Amos was chair of a BBC Radio 4 programme, Life: An Idiot's Guide[/z], where he selects a wide range of stand-up comedians to offer life lessons and guidelines in an ironic fashion. From December 2013 - 2017, Amos has appeared in his own semi-autobiographical series What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4, which follows a young black boy, born to Nigerian parents, living in London in the 1980s.

A regular on much-loved TV and radio shows such as QI and The Museum of Curiosity, in 2019 he released a stand-up show Stephen K Amos: Everyman, which unashamedly aims to bring peace, joy, warmth and happiness to his audience's worlds - one evening at a time.

Gender
Male
Nationality
United Kingdom
Born
Sunday 3rd December 1967 (52 years-old)

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Credits

 
Year Production Role
2019 Stephen K Amos: Everyman Self
2019 Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy Self
2019 QI - Series Q
  1. E4 - Queasy Quacks
Guest
2019 Greenwich Comedy Festival Self
2019 Live At The Apollo - Pride Specials
  1. Special - Episode Two
Guest
2019 Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress Self
2019 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Host / Presenter
2019 Balham Comedy Festival Self
2018 Morecambe & Wise In America Self
2018 QI - Series P
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. E8 - Plants
Guest
2018 Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress Self
2018 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Host / Presenter
2018 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 12
  1. E3 - Meeting Seventy
Guest
2017 Stephen K Amos: Bread And Circuses Self
2017 QI - Series O
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E13 - Omnishambles
Guest
2017 The Story Of... Only Fools & Horses Self
2017 Bringing To Book Self
2017 Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress Self
2017 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Self
2017 Dying Laughing Self
2017 What Does The K Stand For? - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2017 What Does The K Stand For? - Series 3 Writer
2017 Stephen K Amos: World Famous Self
2016 Fighting Talk - Series 14 Guest
2016 Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress Self
2016 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Self
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 4
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2016 Stephen K Amos Self
2015 Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms Self
2015 Stand Up Against MND Self
2015 Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress Self
2015 Stephen K Amos: Talking Comedy Self
2015 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Self
2015 Gilded Balloon 30th Anniversary Gala Self
2014 What Does The K Stand For? - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2014 What Does The K Stand For? - Series 2 Writer
2014 BBC New Comedy Award - 2014
  1. E4 - Cardiff Heat 2
Guest
2014 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Self
2014 Not Just a Funny Turn Self
2014 Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress Self
2014 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2014 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 3 Writer
2014 Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums - Series 3
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2013 What Does The K Stand For? - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2013 What Does The K Stand For? - Series 1 Writer
2013 BBC New Comedy Award - 2013
  1. E8 - Heat 8
  2. E7 - Heat 7
Guest
2013 The Two Ronnies Spectacle Self
2013 Don't Sit In The Front Row - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2013 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2013
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2013 Stephen K Amos: Work In Progress Self
2013 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Self
2013 Comedy Gala 2013: In Aid Of Waverley Care Self
2013 Mock The Week Looks Back At...
  1. E10 - Food And Drink
  2. E5 - Law And Order
  3. E3 - Education
Self (Archive Material)
2013 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2013 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 2 Writer
2012 Mad Mad World
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2012 Stephen K Amos - Work In Progress Self
2012 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2012 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 1 Writer
2012 Late 'N' Live Guide To Comedy Self
2011 Dave's One Night Stand - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2011 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Pilot Host / Presenter
2011 BBC: Life: An Idiot's Guide with Stephen K Amos Self
2011 Odd One In - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2011 Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson Guest
2011 ...At The Stand - Greg At The Stand
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 1
  1. E12 - Episode Twelve
Guest
2011 BBC New Comedy Award - 2011
  1. Special - Grand Final
Guest
2011 24 Hour Panel People Guest
2011 Dick And Dom's Funny Business
  1. E1 - Whose Baby With Stephen K Amos
Self
2010 Live At The Apollo - Series 6
  1. E5 - Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan
Host / Presenter
2010 Being Ronnie Corbett Self
2010 Carpool
  1. E4 - Ross Noble & Stephen K Amos
Guest
2010 The Stephen K Amos Show Host / Presenter
2010 The Stephen K Amos Show Writer
2010 Live At The Hackney Empire Host / Presenter
2010 Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2010 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2010
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2010 On The Fringe With Stephen K Amos Host / Presenter
2010 Stephen K Amos: The Best Medicine Self
2010 Just A Minute Self
2010 AmusedMoose LaughOff 2010 Grand Final Self
2010 Stand Up For The Week - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2010 And The Winner Is... - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2010 Coming Of Age - Series 2
  1. E7 - Monster
Captain Gannet
2010 Argumental - Series 3
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2009 Unwrapped With Miranda Hart Self
2009 The Maltby Collection - Series 3
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Mike
2009 The Maltby Collection - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Psychiatrist
2009 The Odd Half Hour - Series 2 Various
2009 4 In A Field - Series 3
  1. Latitude Festival 2009
Guest
2009 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2009 Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2008 What The Dickens? - Series 2
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2008 Act Your Age - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2008 We Are Most Amused Self
2008 4 Stands Up - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2008 Celebrity Juice - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2008 Sean Lock And Friends At The Fringe
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2008 Mock The Week - Series 6
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2008 What The Dickens? - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2008 Out To Lunch - Series 5
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2008 The Odd Half Hour - Series 1 Various
2008 Hot Gossip - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2007 Live At The Apollo - Series 3
  1. E6 - Dara O'Briain, Stephen K. Amos and Frankie Boyle
Guest
2007 Have I Got News For You - Series 34
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2006 Rich Hall's Cattle Drive
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Betting Agent
2003 4 In A Field Self
2002 Have I Got News For You - Series 24
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2000 Time Gentlemen Please - Series 1
  1. E7 - Getting Diggy With It ...
Workman
Navid And Johnny Johnny

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