What Does The K Stand For?. Stephen K Amos. Copyright: BBC.

What Does The K Stand For?

BBC Radio 4 sitcom / stand-up about the childhood of Stephen K Amos. 16 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2017. Stars Stephen K Amos, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Fatou Sohna, Ellen Thomas and others.

Press Clippings

BBC Sounds launch opens up Radio 4 comedy archive

BBC Radio Player has been replaced with BBC Sounds. The website and app will offer over 80,000 hours of content, including the chance to re-listen to many comedy shows made by Radio 4.

British Comedy Guide, 30th October 2018

What Does The K Stand For? review

Stephen K Amos's jaunty sitcom takes us back to his 80s childhood, growing up gay and black in a dysfunctional household.

Priya Elan, The Guardian, 12th February 2015

Radio Times review

Steven K Amos must be one of the most likeable figures in British comedy. A small boast: I met him two years ago, and he's equally nice in person. Anyway, this new format suits him down to the ground; there's a touch of Seinfeld about What Does the K Stand for? in the way it flows from stand-up into a deliciously awkward sitcom.

Each episode begins with a comic riff from the adult Amos before cutting back to his childhood in London. In this programme, a try-hard teacher asks him to use his "real name - his African name". Prepare to cringe.

Tristram Fane Saunders, Radio Times, 27th November 2013