Austin was never your typical class clown. Merely entertaining his peers with dead-on impressions of teachers wasn't enough for him, so he quickly branched out. Whilst still a student, Knight travelled with an act called the "Brooklyn Clowns," where the group worked on new and impressive versions of the old pie-in-the-face routine. Then, at just 16, he took his shot at stand-up at a local pub. The reverberations of that bomb can still be heard, some say.
Towards the late eighties, he developed a stand-up act featuring topical news items of the day, a wry glance at life's quirks and idiosyncrasies from an 'off-the-wall' viewpoint. He currently writes a humorous weekly newspaper column 'Life With Austin' which comments on the weeks events and is syndicated in newspapers published in the northwest of England. He has also written copious amounts of comedy scripts, both for TV & Radio, His writing career commenced by compiling gags for Tommy Cooper, and sketches for Les Dawson, when variety was still popular. Austin has appeared as an actor/presenter in various TV productions which include Coronation St, Sandbaggers, Takeover TV, Taggart, Fallen Hero, Cribb the Detective, and THE NEW COMEDIANS the list goes on and on. In 2006 he played 'The Funniest Man on Earth' in the feature film 'ZEMANOVALOAD' and performed in 'The Carlsberg Comedy Festival' in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2009.
Recent gigs also included the 'Dubai 7's Rugby Dinner' in Dubai & Qatar. He is also due to work for P & O Cruises. In Summertime, the itinerant comedian was jetting off to Fuertaventra, Lanzarote, Ibiza, Corfu, Florida, The Algarve, and Rhodes (Greece) for Thomson Gold, a two week provincial theatre tour with 'The New Comedians', many sporting dinners, players testimonials and high profile corporate events for major blue chip companies and professional associations nationwide. Austin also specialises in Golf Presentation Days (See Reviews for opinions from corporate clients for better particulars).
Today, Austin concentrates full time as an after-dinner speaker and is able to work on all comedy levels, depending on what the audience requires. Click Here to see pix of very recent events, testimonials from corporate clients, full biog and audio and much more!!
With many years experience in the business, you cannot go wrong in booking Austin Knight for your event and have confidence that the evening will be enhanced by his hilarious and outrageous view of life itself. If we cannot laugh at life and our own shortcomings, then what indeed can we laugh at?
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