There are some artists that you can always count on to make you laugh, the caliber of comedian that you can watch countless times and never get tired of. Stephen K Amos is one such artist and his latest show What Does the K Stand For? is no exception.
Performing to a packed out Athenaeum Theatre, Amos kept the audience in fits of laughter with his well-written and cheeky brand of humour. Mostly politically incorrect and yet rarely crass, Amos walks the line of naughty without descending into filth. He doesn’t rely on profanity or smut, but rather implants these elements at well-timed intervals that add to the humor instead of detracting from it.
An Englishman’s take on Aussie life is a tried and tested joke, yet Amos keeps it fresh and keeps the audience involved throughout the hour long performance. While hecklers are almost encouraged, Amos' improvisation skills are as quick as his wit, and should you be fortunate enough to score front row tickets, beware.
Discussing political leaders, meat raffles and Australian racism in the form of a packet of lollies, Amos never misses a beat, and uses the audience to his advantage, be it a Western suburbs mullet or a suddenly awkward date night.
It is impossible not to be charmed by this tall dark and handsome Brit. Amos offers a genuine good night out and delivers plenty of laughs throughout the performance. A Melbourne International Comedy Festival staple, Amos’ material is always new, yet his genuine comedic ability is anything but transient.
A consistently funny performer, Amos is the star of this festival, be quick to get a seat, as this show is sure to sell out.
Mary Tobin presents
What Does the K Stand For?
Stephen K Amos
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre | 188 Collins St, Melbourne
Dates: 27 Mar – 20 April, 2014
Tickets: $36 – $45
Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 | 9650 1500