Growing up in a large Nigerian family in South London, Stephen K. Amos learnt early on to find the humour in every situation. Raised by his parents and extended family of 'aunts' and 'uncles', I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey tells the story of Stephen's chaotic upbringing in the carnival atmosphere of the late '70s and early '80s. Stephen describes his awkward beginnings as the only black kid in his class, where he told everyone his mum was Shirley Bassey to break the ice.
From South Africa to Aviemore, this recording spans a year in the life of a busy and talented stand-up comedian. Whether it's the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Stephen K Amos will lavish his charm and cutting wit on everyone lucky enough to witness this brilliant comic.