COMIC maestro Stephen K Amos will be visiting Swindon Art Centre tonight, bringing his own brand of charm and humour to those of us wearied by Brexit, Trump, and the lack of Mary Berry on The Great British Bake Off.

The new show is called Bread and Circuses. When Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’.

While Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, he reckons no one else is going to put on a better circus. He invites us to leave our problems behind for the evening, so that maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

Born in 1967, Amos is a well-known comedian and television personality.

He is a regular on the international comedy circuit, having begun his career as a compere at the Big Fish comedy clubs in south London. He has been nominated for Chortle’s Best Compere Award three times, and performed stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2003. He has appeared on plenty of television shows, including Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week, as well as BBC1’s Live at the Apollo.

The show starts at 8pm and is suitable for people 16+. Tickets are £20.

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