The Full Story
MANDY KNIGHT; COMIC, WRITER
After leaving drama school in the late 80s (Weber Douglas, this girl is classically trained) Mandy was drawn to the then fashionable UK poetry circuit. She soon was regarded as one of the most exciting voices in spoken word and was being booked in venues up and down the country. With the ever expanding "Alternative" comedy circuit she quickly found herself performing on bills with these new-wave comics.
Within a few months Mandy had hung up her doggerel and metrical composition and had replaced it with off-the-cuff banter and punchlines. Her caustic humour made her stand out from the other female comics, and for that matter, all comics. No topic was off limits, no audience scared her and her brutal tongue would lay waste to anyone brave enough to taunt her. She soon found that not only the British comedy circuit wanted her but the world circuit, being booked in South Africa, Australia, China and across Europe.
When the UK comedy explosion happened in the 90s Mandy was the act to book, not just for live work but television and radio. She could be regularly seen on all the then TV stand-up shows Live at Jongleurs, The World Stands Up, Live at the Comedy Store, Comedy Network, Comedy Blue, Melbourne Tonight and Australia's biggest panel show Good News Week. Her comedy acting was called upon for sitcoms as well, performing in Baddiel's Syndrome and Jo Brand's Like It or Lump It.
In 2017 Mandy returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a twenty year hiatus, with a show that was simply her best work to date. The production, The Dark Knight, was a spectacular personal journey of discovery on why she has to make the unspeakable, hysterical. It is no wonder the Comedy Store recently wrote "She's the act that loves nothing better then putting a little bit of wrong in your ear."