Mandy attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is a fully-trained classical actress. She decided to work in stand up comedy thanks to a deep fear of ending up in crap fringe theatre, where actors spend their time in rehearsals running around and exploring their inner child with the use of a silk scarf and a tambourine.
Mandy is the former Time Out Comedy Award winner and has headlined all over the world including Dubai, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, South Africa and Rickmansworth and was the first female comedian to compere that bastion of old-school stand-up The Comedy Store. She has appeared on numerous television and radio entertainment shows. As a television actress, she appeared as a main character in Jo Brand’s Like it or Lump it. She has also appeared with David Baddiel in The Baddiel Syndrome and on The Little Big Woman Radio Show.
After almost 20 years as a comedian, Mandy Knight remains one of the most respected and loved stand-ups in the business by both fellow comics, promoters and punters alike. What draws many people to her, on stage, screen and radio, is the personal nature of much of her comedy as in between the laughs she shares with the audience some of her memories of a less happy past that included alcoholism, drugs and relationship train-wrecks. But, as the lady says, it wasn’t all laughs