Cam Knight’s fast one-liners and wickedly absurd flights of fancy almost take you by surprise with their brilliance. Less surprising is the fact that he trained as an actor and later found a home in the stand-up comedy scene.
2016 has seen Cam reprise his role as Dan Bingle on ABC’s Soul Mates 2, feature in a brand new sketch show coming to ABC2 titled Wham Bam Thankyou M’am and co-host a brand new show to Channel 9 called Unreal Estate which is currently on air and also available to watch online.
He has lapped the country with huge theatre shows, comedy clubs, corporate comedy and festival performances such as Splendour in the Grass and Rotto Fest on Rottnest Island. 2015 has seen Cam embark on a huge festival run in Australia. Performing to sellout crowds at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, finishing up in Sydney for the Sydney Comedy Festival and once again being invited to perform and encore performance at The Sydney Comedy Store in June.
2014 was a huge year for Cam Knight, with a 5 star review of his Solo Show 100 Percenter. The show gained a national Comedy Festival Run of sold out shows and an encore performance at the Sydney Comedy Store also selling out in late August and playing in both the Canberra Comedy Festival in 2015 but also the Perth Fringe and receiving a Fringe Award nomination for Best Comedy.
Cam featured on the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival Gala on the Comedy Channel and appeared on ABC TV’s Back Seat Drivers being called back for 2 more episodes and ABC’s ‘Soul Mates’ as well. He appears a an ensemble comedian featuring in the brand new ABC show ‘How Not To Behave’, premiering in July, 2015.
Cam’s earliest acting gigs were supporting roles on sketch shows like Big Bite before making a name for himself on Foxtel and The Comedy Channel presenting such shows as 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 Stand Up Australia (Series 1 & 2) – still Foxtel’s longest-running comedy show. His other television work has included roles in The Jesters, Stingers and Blue Heelers and an appearance on Good News Week as a member of ManChoir. Cam was also an improviser and team member on Comedy Slapdown hosted by HG Nelson (Comedy Channel).
His festival shows include six years of improvised sketch with Impro Sundae (2000-2005) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, followed by stand-up shows Let Me Entertain You Too (2006), Split Bill (2007), Then There’s Love (2008), ManCHILD (2010) and Just Another Misfit (2012).
In addition to having hosted a variety of corporate events, awards nights and fundraisers including The Tour de Cure Bond Night at The Ritz Cinema, The McGrath Foundation Luncheon at the Golden Slipper; Cam is an adventure addict who’s snowboarded in Iran, and completed a Brisbane-to-Cairns Tour De Cure Cycle Challenge for cancer research.
"Knight has mastered his art well...knows how to work a crowd from the get-go to the end. Brutally funny." ★★★★ Herald Sun
“One of the best." ★★★★ The Adelaide Advertiser
"Pure chemistry...A great raconteur; Relaxed and in control, knows how to relate to the audience." The Age
“Hilarious!” The Daily Telegraph