AUSTIN KNIGHT 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.
Austin was on board comedian on the Carnival Breeze in 2012. In 2013, Austin joined the Punchliner Comedy Club from April until October on board theCarnival Legend cruising the Baltics and the Carnival Sunshine cruising the Mediterranean.
In 2014 Austin was appearing in the Lyric Theatre on board Royal Caribbean ‘Independence of the Seas’ and ‘Adventure of the Seas’. In September he worked on the biggest cruise liner in the world, ‘Oasis of the Seas’ in the ‘Comedy Live!’ club.
In January 2015, Austin entertained passengers on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Balmoral’ on it’s Grand Far East Voyage. From April onwards, Austin will be on board Caribbean Princess until October.
Recent gigs also included the ‘Dubai 7’s Rugby Dinner’ in Dubai & Qatar. 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.
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?
"Austin, it appears that we had complaints from a number of local households, regarding the noise from the marquee. All that I can say, is that if the miserable buggers would've had the good sense to buy a ticket to the dinner and hear you in action, they'd have had a far better evening! You gave a brilliant performance and I've nothing but positive feedback from everyone that I've spoken to since Saturday. Thanks for helping to make our 50th Anniversary such a storming success and I wish you the very best of luck with everything that you do."
"He's the funniest man on Earth. He's relentless. He's the T1000 of comedy. No matter how much you laugh, he keeps coming back with a better gag!"
"I have been booking acts for many years now , and I've got to say mate I think your show is absolutely superb. You worked your butt off! The best comic I've ever seen. Lets get you some work up in West Yorks and show them the best. Well done my friend."
"It was a great evening, everybody I have spoken to thoroughly enjoyed themselves, so thank you for making us all laugh and helping to make it so successful."
"Thanks again for your time last night. You helped make a great evening of entertainment. I had some excellent feedback and look forward to booking you for our next function in May."
"It was a great weekend and you gave us all a great laugh, despatching the mob with smiles on their faces!"
"We'd would like to thank Austin for such fantastic and hilarious evening. Over the years we have had many a stand-up act... But all the comments from the night say he is by far the best we’ve had."
"A memorable evening for everyone. The feedback regarding the event has been extremely positive and the guys thought your act was spot on."
"Thank you for helping to make our night a memorable one at Anfield. I have had lots of compliments regarding your hilarious contribution and will definitely be in touch to organise our next big event."
"Austin, thank you so much for making our wedding reception a night to remember, everyone commented how funny you are and had a fantastic time. I think
you might have another booking coming from the football fraternity! Thank you once again and good luck on your next voyage!"
"Many thanks again. You were absolutely superb and so many people have come up telling me how good you were. You really made the night!!"
"I've arranged six sporting dinners over the past ten years and have used Austin on four occasions and will use him again. Here's a man who knows how to work an audience, get the most laughs per second that anyone I've ever come across. If you book him, make sure you turn your mobile off and definitely don't go to the toilet!"
"Probably the funniest speaker that we have ever engaged in recent years. Witty and spontaneous throughout. Just make sure that you do not leave your seat during his speech!"
"I so enjoyed your marvelous performance here."