Stephen K Amos - The Best Medicine

One woman laughed out of all control tonight, and Stephen K. Amos delighted in her. I wish there had been more like her.Amos is a very skilled performer, and tonight he had some strong material. He made a lot of use of childhood diaries, as used by his mother at a wedding to embarrass him. His audience contact was very entertaining. He made good use of the awfulness of British seaside towns, and the racism that can still be found in remote areas.Some of the material was predictable, though, and some I now felt familiar with. His father whacking him is not in itself extremely funny. He was positive about being gay, and made frequent use of this. It was a very good show with many laughs, but I didn’t feel that Amos was firing on all cylinders. He has the ability to be at the top, but there were too many little dips tonight and he didn’t set us on fire and have the audience falling about with him. With a tighter show I think he could really hit the heights – but, sadly, I don’t think that he did so tonight.

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The Blurb

New show fresh from filming his BBC2 series. 'If laughter is the best medicine then Amos should be prescribed by the NHS for formidable healing powers' (Evening Standard). 'Big-grin gags' (Sunday Times). www.gloriousmanagement.com

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