Veteran comedian, Cam Knight reflects on the year that was 2016 in his MICF show Momentous. Knight’s performance starts even as the audience walks through the door – sitting just left of the stage casually strumming an amplified acoustic guitar, singing Eddie Vedder’s ‘Hard Sun.’
As the true show begins, Knight opens with global warming – lamentic the fact that our planet is beyond repair. In a complete non-sequitor, the next obvious topic is to ask audience members about their regrettable tattoo choices, whilst reminiscing on his own. Knight turned forty last year and is supposed to be growing up, but the self-proclaimed ‘manchild’ is still scared of the dark! He talks about being a vegetarian for ten months, at the time his friend suggested he try eating free range eggs instead of caged, “Free range! I live in a two bedroom apartment with my wife and two kids, I’m not even Free range!”
A memorable part of the performance is when Knight tells a drunken story of how he and his wife realised he may have had a drinking problem. While doing a show in Bankstown,“the sea of hi-vis began to get a bit rowdy, I went full Begbie from trainspotting, I threw the glass in the air.” Glimpses of raw anger and neurosis brew in the back of his mind, but I personally think Knight is holding back the hard stuff.
Knight is obviously smart, culturally aware and concerned for the planet, yet he doesn’t touch the hot topics of race, white privilege, consumerism, or the messed up western world. Nevertheless, Knight is affable and entertaining, his facial expression and impressions of audience members are hilarious, and I look forward to seeing more from him in the future.
When: 30th March – 23rd April 2017 | 9:30pm
Where: The Silk Room | The Chinese Museum | MELBOURNE
Tickets: $25 – $27:50
Info: Duration 55 mins | Suitable 16+