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Stephen K Amos’ new tour will kick off in November and end with a run of shows at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in February 2019.
Stephen’s main aim with his new show, Bouquets and Brickbats, is to cheer us all up. As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to the extreme, Bouquets and Brickbats tells audiences to forget everything that’s going wrong in the world and immerse themselves in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy” (Radio Times).
Take a look at Amos in action at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.
Amos’ hilarious wit and charm has led him to become a highly acclaimed comedian on the circuit having debuted in 2001 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – since then he has performed at the festival every year. In 2006, his set referenced his homosexuality for the the first time, and he as since spoken about gay rights openly and politically, having appeared as a panelist on shows like The Wright Stuff and The People’s History of LGBT.
His debut DVD, Find the Funny – recorded at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre – was released in November 2009. In 2010, Amos’ own show was launched on BBC2. It was a combination of stand-up, sketches and guest performances (largely by those who yet to fully break into television comedy) and was simply titled The Stephen K Amos Show. The show was late released on DVD that November along with his second stand-up DVD, The Feel-good Factor.
Stephen has also appeared as a guest on such high-profile comedy TV shows as QI, Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You. On radio he has appeared on the purportedly autobiographical radio comedy, What Does The K Stand For?, on BBC Radio 4, as a son living in a Nigerian family in 1980s Britain.
Here are those tour dates in full:
1 Nov 2018 – Bishop’s Stortford
4 Nov 2018 – Birmingham Old Rap
17 Nov 2018 – Arlington Arts Centre
27 Nov 2018 – Cheltenham Town Hall
2 Dec 2018 – The Lowry, Salford
13 Dec 2018 – Southend Palace Theatre
20 Jan 2019 – Hazlittt Theatre, Maidstone
23 Jan 2019 – Epsom Playhouse
24 Jan 2019 – Radlett Centre
25 Jan 2019 – Colchester Arts Centre
26 Jan 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre
29 Jan 2019 – Cambridge Junction
30 Jan 2019 –Hertford Theatre~
31 Jan 2019 –South Street Arts Centre, Reading
2-Feb 2019 – South Street Arts Centre, Reading
6 Feb 2019 – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
7 Feb 2019 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
8 Feb 2019 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
9 Feb 2019 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
10 Feb 2019 – Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
15 Feb 2019 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
16 Feb 2019 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
You can get tickets for Stephen K Amos’ new tour in our presale, which opens at 10:00 on 10 May 2018.