"One of the biggest TV shows of the year is Love Island", he adds. "If that's not a major distraction technique I don't know what is."
"One of the things I'm talking about in this show is where we are today and why it seems like we're regressing and not moving forward. I am certainly more politicised, but I don't want to be one of those angry people who moves away from rational debate and goes to the extremes of being bitter and vitriolic: that's not in my nature at all."
"I was recently doing some gigs in the Newcastle area in old working-mans clubs from the 70s that haven't been decorated or anything; it was like stepping back in time. But the sheer joy of those people simply because we were there was incredible. Those people weren't jaded. But because we sometimes feel disappointed and disenfranchised and upset about things happening in the world, it can be hard to keep that optimism and joy alive."
Alongside the joy-filled subject matters of the tour will also be topics that are more uncomfortable for audiences but discussed in Amos' distinctive style. Racism has never been too far from the comedian's mind on and off stage, and in Bread And Circuses, he'll be musing over the fact that golli dolls can still be found on sale in seemingly civilised nations.