Cam Knight is one of those entertainers who rattle on non-stop, bringing on laughs by the dozen with every delivery he makes. Although rather on the slapstick side, Cam Knight’s inimitable style touches the heart of everyone in his audience, as he highlights everyday, routine situations and adds a comic twist to them.
Born in 1976 in Cummins, South Australia, Cameron Knight or Cam Knight as he has come to be known passed out from the South Australian Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide. He discovered his true calling as a stand-up comedian, and launched his career on the television show Big Bite.
Cam has worked extensively for Foxtel and The Comedy Channel for a period of five years where he worked as a presenter. He was also a host for The Comedy Channel on shows like Hit & Run Series 2, We’ll Call You, FHM Lara Croft Challenge, World Comedy Tour 2005, Thank Comedy It’s Friday and Cam & Charlie’s Guide To The Festival, and also hosted the popular TV show, Stand Up Australia. He also appeared on other television shows like The Jesters, Stingers and Blue Heelers, and worked for Comedy Channel’s Comedy Slapdown. One of the highlights for Cam Knight personally, was being able to perform alongside his childhood stage hero Mr Glynn Nicholas in the show Certified Male, in Perth.
Cam Knight also drew upon his training in acting by taking up acting assignments from time to time. He acted in a 15-minute film, What’s the Matter? directed by Lee Rogers, which premiered at the LA Short Film Festival, and this film was later screened at the 2007 Flickerfest at Bondi Beach.
Cam Knight’s has hosted several TV shows and in his role as an interviewer, has interviewed some to the most widely acclaimed personalities in the world of comedy, like Demetri Martin, Mike Wilmot, Stephen K Amos, Will Ferrell, Seth Green and John C Reily.
Cam also has a string of festival shows to his credit – Impro Sundae (six years of improvised sketch) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for example. His other indigenous shows include Let Me Entertain You Too, Split Bill, Then There’s Love and ManCHILD at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Among his later achievements, Cam Knight appeared in Just Another Misfit, which he performed to a sold-out house at the Sydney Comedy Festival and at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2013. This motivated him to write a totally new show 100 Percenter which was featured at the Sydney Comedy Festival.
As a master of ceremonies, Cam Knight is a popular fixture, and has been seen hosting various award nights, fundraisers and other corporate events, such as the Tour De Cure Bond Night and the McGrath Foundation Luncheon.
Cam Knight is also an adventure sports buff, and has participated in activities that range from snowboarding in Iran, to participating in the Tour De Cure Cycle Challenge from Brisbane to Cairns in support of cancer research.
The comments from The Herald Sun aptly summarize Cam Knight’s level of achievement in his career of stand-up comedy: “Knight has mastered his art well. knows how to work a crowd from the get-go to the end. brutally funny.”
What They Say…
★★★★½ “For an easy win at this year’s comedy festival, don’t miss Cam’s charming yet irreverent take on fatherhood, which will leave an indelible impression that may affect your own parenting for the better, but possibly for the worse.” – The Herald Sun – March 2015
★★★★★ “When it comes to working a room their isn’t a single comic that even comes remotely close to his ability. In that respect Knight stands alone as the master of all masters.” – The Last Laugh – April 2015
★★★★★ “Cam Knight’s show has it all…Knight will have you in stitches from the first minute till the last…this show will be one of the best at this year’s Fringe and is a must see.” – Amelia Broadstock The Adelaide Advertiser Feb 2014
Read the full review: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/adelaide-fringe/adelaide-fringe-review-2014-cam-knight-100-percenter/story-fnintz29-1226829462028
★★★★ “GIVE the guy a comedy knighthood for crying with laughter’s sake. Cam Knight is the king of going off on an audience-led tangent and somehow finding his way back to where he wanted his story to be” – Jo Schulz Herald Sun April 2014
Read the full review: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/comedy-festival/cam-knight-in-100-percenter/story-fni0fdju-1226874812075
★★★★ “Mastered his art…..Brutally funny.” – Herald Sun 2013
“Pure chemistry…a great raconteur; relaxed and in control knows how to relate to the audience”- The Melbourne Age
“Amiably hilarious” – The Daily Telegraph
“We sometimes struggle having people mingling in and spending some time with each other at a work function. I don’t know if it happens at your workplace. Ours is a pretty healthy workplace but we still have this issue. We decided to add some good old entertainment to the standard free food & drinks to our last EOFY function and had Cam Knight performed a half hour show for us. The choice couldn’t have been better. The numbers on the attendance list were up staff kept asking one to another if others were going and when the day came we had an exceptional turnout.
Cam sought directions about the content of the show in person and we all had a wonderful time. He nailed the audience and chose appropriate topics that would make us laugh. He had bothered to learn a little about us which added a few jokes about ourselves. He entertained us not only with wonderful stories and good jokes but with wonderful acting. Some of his poses and faces were hilarious. He also interacted nicely with the audience. All in all a great success”
“Cam was great, I had a great laugh and so did everyone. It was a difficult room to work being very long but he did a fantastic job and is a really lovely guy.
We loved having him at our dinner.
Please pass on our thanks.”
“Cam was fantastic, made everyone laugh and it’s definitely something everyone will remember for years to come.“
“Thanks so much for organising Cam Knight. He was brilliant and very easy to work with. Very professional in his approach and I would not hesitate to book him again if the need arises.”
SAMANTHA MACBAIN – Caeserstone
“Cam was a consummate professional, who was very easy to work with and very receptive tofeedback. Being MC for an event in a large room housing almost 700 people is nomean feat, but Cam controlled the room well, striking the right balance betweenformality and humour throughout the night.”
Media & Communications Coordinator AFL Australia