The Arts Theatre, Tue 23 Feb
Stephen K Amos is a fantastic natural comedian. His real strength is being incredibly attentive to his audience and is able to continuously build on an initial joke, which occurs through planned material, but also through his playful mimicking of members of the audience and their reaction to his jokes. He is a quick-witted veteran comedian who is not afraid to jest with the first few rows.
Tonight, Stephen K Amos commented on all the chaos and conflict in the world with a dream of there being more good news stories. He was aware that even though he is performing in a theatre, this is still the relaxed and cheerful Adelaide crowd that he has performed in front of many times before. Jokes that worked best were related to his ethnicity as a British-Nigerian and the way he deals with racism, even from the Royal Family. His facial expressions when describing his internal thoughts and reactions were hysterical and were a complete contrast to the very British way he dealt with the conflict. Differences between the British and Australian opinions and attitudes to subjects like learning to swim and hot weather were also winners.
What makes Amos stand out from other comedians is his ability to mimic others both in gestures and accents. His flamboyance seldom comes out, but when it does it is incredibly funny. An absolutely hilarious show!
Stephen K Amos – The Laughter Master continues at Arts Theatre until from 8.30pm until Sun 13 Mar.
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