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

What Does The K Stand For?

  • Radio sitcom / stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2013 - 2017
  • 16 episodes (3 series)

Stephen K Amos delves back into his South London childhood in this radio sitcom. Also features Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Fatou Sohna, Ellen Thomas, Don Gilet, Frankie Wilson and more.

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

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