The Stephen K Amos Show
Stephen K Amos presents a show filled with stand-up, sketch characters, audience participation and hidden camera antics
- Stand-Up, Sketch Show
- BBC Two
- 6 (1 series)
- Stephen K Amos, Vicki Hopps, Eddie Kadi and Rosalyn Wright
- Stephen K Amos, Steve Parry, Les Keen, Ivor Baddiel, Hugh Sington and Ian Skelton
- Jonathan Bullen, Iain Titterington and Keiren O'Brien
- Simon London and George Sawyer
Stephen K Amos plays numerous comical characters including "Frank", the fashion conscious security guard at the BBC reception, and "Paul Hammer", a master stuntman so versatile he can play anyone of any size, colour or gender.
Other characters include "Buki", Stephen's disapproving mother (played by Stephen in drag); and "Bad Bond", a secret agent who forgets all his essential gadgets.
Sketches include the new BBC Show Search for Othello, in which judges ask the only white contestant how much chance he really stands, plus updates from the Nigerian News, in Sokoto, providing less than gripping headlines, such as the loss of a woman's sandal.
Cheryl Taylor, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, said: "We are thrilled to have Stephen as a regular fixture on BBC Two. He is a unique and compelling comedy talent and the perfect presenter for this new show."
Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two, said: "Following the recent success of Miranda, I'm delighted to welcome another great talent to the channel and give Stephen K Amos the opportunity to really shine in his own television show."
Stephen K Amos said: "Obviously I'm thrilled - although now my mum will find out I'm a stand-up comedian. She thinks I drive a minicab."
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 29th October 2010 on BBC Two at 10pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 10th December 2010 on BBC Two at 10pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Monday 13th December 2010 at 12:30am