Stephen K Amos gets out and about
Big love to the Stephen K Amos massive! I'm feeling on top form after an amazing summer. Although I didn't get much time to sunbathe in my garden. I call it a garden but it's more like an overgrown jungle with foxes instead of lions. Actually it's a bit small for jungle... this is London so really it's about the size of a window box.
I've been up and down the country all festival season. There was Latitude, which was pure class, and The Regents Park Festival, which was upper class; not to mention the Ealing Festival, which is one of my favourite London events. All great outdoor shows. There is just a fantastic mood and vibe when the weather is great, which compliments al fresco comedy.
And I got to spend the whole of August up at the Edinburgh Festival for the tenth time. I'm thinking of moving up there - for the tenth time. The whole experience was completely unforgettable. If you haven't yet, you've got to go! The Buzz was incredible this year and, as always, the Scots were perfect hosts. They don't ask "how are you?" but "what do you drink?"
Every day I had to rocket up eight flights of stairs to get to my rented dig and I had to climb a hill to get to my show. After week two I felt like Rocky circa 1976. You should see the size of my legs! I'm going to need all of that power this winter as I'm taking my Edinburgh show on tour all around the UK.
And ticking away in the background all year long has been the most phenomenal project I've ever been a part of: my BBC Two show, which has been hitting your screens for a couple of weeks now. I hope you're enjoying it! It's been almost six months since we started writing and practising material, filming sketches and finding my guests and I can hardly believe it's now transmitting. There has been so much talent involved in the show, we filmed so much material and I hope you're going to love it. And don't forget to go online and see what little nuggets of gold we've put on the web. Until next season - keep laughing!
The Stephen K Amos show continues on Fridays at 10pm on BBC Two. Read more from Stephen on the Comedy Blog.