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Austin Knight

AUSTIN KNIGHT began his career whilst still attending school, during holidays he regularly travelled around the UK with an act called the BROOKLYN CLOWNS which was based at the former BELLE VUE leisure park at Manchester, this involved the usual antics of custard pie and bucket of water slapstick scenario which was the foundation on which the present act was formed.

Having caused much havoc in the classroom by imitating teachers, a school chum (JOHN ANTHONY FINN) made the suggestion that this talent should be taken up professionally. Rehearsals duly commenced and Austin made his debut at a local pub, performing vocal impressions of the comedy icons of the seventies era and subsequently "died a death". This did not deter him however, after a year or so appearing at local talent contests, and concert secretaries auditions he finally won the "Search for a Star" competition at Blighty's cabaret club at Farnworth, many quality gigs ensued and Austin was firmly established as a regular support on the cabaret circuit and worked with the likes of Neil Sedaka, Lulu, Martha Reeves and many more during the halycon mid 70's era, when the cabaret boom was in its heyday.

Towards the late eighties, when impressionists became unfashionable, Austin developed a "stand-up" act featuring topical news items of the day, a wry glance at life and also honed to perfection his now famous "Drunk Routine" which is much requested by the punters and organisers alike.

He has written for TV & Radio, done "studio warm-up" (or "down" as the case may be!) compiled scripts for Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, and many more, Austin has appeared as an actor/presenter in various TV productions which include Coronation St, Krypton Factor, Sandbaggers, Takeover TV, Taggart, Fallen Hero, Crib the Detective, A Whole New Ball Game and THE NEW COMEDIANS the list goes on and on. In 2002 gigs have included The Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium, pre-match entertainment at Manchester United FC a six week provincial theatre tour with "The New Comedians", over 200 sporting dinners, players testimonials and many high profile corporate events for major companies and professional associations nationwide.

Today Austin concentrates full time as an after-dinner speaker and is able to work either super clean or cheeky, depending on what the audience requires. Recent dinners this year have featured DENIS LAW, JACK CHARLTON, JIMMY GREAVES, SIR GEOFF HURST, TOMMY DOCHERTY, NORMAN WHITESIDE, GORDON BANKS, RORY BREMNER, JON INVERDALE and HENRY COOPER to name just a few. Log onto www.Comedian.ws to see pics 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 for your function 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?………