Pleasance Courtyard, 21:40
Stephen K Amos returns with a new show and some new ideas. While last year he strutted on accompanied by dancing girls and ended the show with a song from a plant in the audience, this year he's late to the stage—but he's got a note from his mum.
The show has a tighter focus: growing up, growing old, and the differences between childhood assumptions and reality. This is a mixed blessing, the show benefits from the more personal theme, but part of me was disappointed that the show trod familiar comedy ground. Every comic who turns 40 feels a need to talk about the differences between their childhood and the present. The jokes and delivery make up for a lot—and make it an enjoyable night—but I'm not sure that this is really him at his best. I was at a preview showing, which had issues (mostly to do with the show beforehand overrunning by far too long) but the final result looks to be good.
Well worth going to see a genuinely funny man.