BBC Two show for Amos

Six-part sketch and stand-up series

Stephen K Amos has landed his own six-part BBC Two show.

The series will combine stand-up, sketch characters, audience participation, hidden camera antics and celebrity guests

The commission follows a successful pilot which featured Robbie Williams, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Characters – all played by Amos – will include Frank, the fashion-conscious BBC security guard, stuntman Paul Hammer, who doubles for white actors, and Amos’s own mother, Buki.

Provisionally titled The Stephen K Amos Show, the programme is due to go into production early next year.

Cheryl Taylor, the BBC’s 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.’

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.’

Amos will also star in a new BBC Two sitcom In My Country, set in a run-down multicultural guest house in North London, in which he plays a Nigerian immigrant newly arrived in Britain.

Written by Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye, In My Country also stars Omid Djalili as an Iranian immigrant down on his luck.

Published: 3 Dec 2009

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