My ‘ Birthday Bash ‘ will also be at the Royal Over Seas League on JULY 2nd and my guests will be the former World Snooker Champion John Parrott who was not only exceptionally gifted on the green baize but is also a very funny speaker.
He is joined by Austin Knight who I have worked with many times and I am sure you will love his off the wall humour.
Two amazingly funny guests from ‘up North ‘ so you know it will be hilarious.
Tables of 10 are £750 – however we have couple of incentives – if you book before the end of April or if you order more than one table at one event (or multiple events) then can we offer tables at a discounted £700. Of course, we do also have individual tickets at £75 per head.
Please call or email to make a reservation.
Roger Dakin Tel: 07949 406763
John Parrott is a former UK, European and World snooker champion and undoubtedly one of the best-known names to have played snooker in the past couple of decades. He is still a big part of the snooker scene, performing in the “Snooker Legends” series and the world seniors tournaments. John spent 14 years in the top 16 of the World Rankings, eleven of those were spent in the top six and was ranked world number two for three years. He ranks seventh on the all-time list of ranking tournament winners being one of only five players to hold both the world and UK championship in the same calendar year, back in 1991. He was awarded the MBE in 1996.
In recent years, John has established himself as one of the main faces on BBC’s sports coverage, appearing on the channel’s snooker team both as a pundit and a presenter and also on Horse Racing broadcasts in including the Derby, Royal Ascot and Grand National.
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 scenarios 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, at the tender age of 16, performing vocal impressions of the comedy icons of the seventies era and subsequently ‘died a death’. This did not deter him however, and after a year or so appearing at local talent contests, and showbiz 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 golden mid 70’s era, when the cabaret boom was in its heyday.
Towards the late eighties, when impressionists became unfashionable, he developed a stand-up act featuring topical news items of the day, a wry glance at life’s quirks and idiosyncrasies from a skewiff viewpoint. He currently writes a humorous weekly newspaper column ‘Life With Austin’ which comments on the weeks events and is syndicated in newspapers covering Tameside, Glossop, Derbyshire, Ashton – Under -Lyne, East Manchester, Hyde, North Cheshire, Mossley, Saddleworth, Stalybridge and Stockport. He has also written many comedy scripts, both for TV & Radio, done studio warm-up (or down as the case may be!) His writing career commenced by compiling sketches 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, and THE NEW COMEDIANS the list goes on and on. In 2005 he played ‘The Funniest Man on Earth’ in the feature film ‘ZEMANOVALOAD’. 2005 gigs included, The Carlsberg Comedy Festival in Koh Samui, Thailand in Jan/Feb, The Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium, pre-match entertainment at Manchester United FC, a four week provincial theatre tour with ‘The New Comedians’, many sporting dinners, players testimonials and high profile corporate events for major companies and professional associations nationwide.