Laughter Is My Agenda is an hour of masterful stand-up courtesy of sensational comic orator, Stephen K Amos.
Amos exudes a striking charm, the comic a silver-tongued performer, occasionally verbose in execution. In this new show, he expounds upon his Nigerian heritage, the various cesspools of Australian culture and, of course, the big one: politics. Amos' razor-sharp wit endures throughout the show, the comic flitting between dry intellect and blue, bawdy humor in wheeling out a bunch of childhood tales and amusing observations.
Amos is unafraid to abandon his set routine and pursue riskier pastures. The show is, in part, defined by Amos' many aggressive yet hysterical stretches of pure improvisation, the comic gleefully conversing with an unsuspecting audience. Amos seemingly jettisons all coherence and manages to maintain an air of side-sidesplitting hilarity regardless - a definitive sign of a great stand-up comic. Amos constantly proves that script or no script, he has the goods to keep an audience hooked.
Whatever tangent Amos happens to embark upon, you can rest assured you're in good hands, with hilarity waiting in the wings.
All in all, through Laughter Is My Agenda, Amos emerges the Comedy Festival's definitive crowd pleaser, with a little something for everyone.