I create and perform a rag-tag of funny, sad and ridiculous characters.
My last Edinburgh show, Adorable Deplorable, garnered rave reviews and crowds of eager punters at the Pleasance Courtyard in 2017. I’ve created a number of different characters for myself including Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage’s wife and a blow up doll.
Since then I have been appearing all over your telly boxes, as Emily Surname in Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (BBC2) as well as roles in both series of Jo Brand’s C4 hit Damned and the long-running BBC1 mega-hit Not Going Out. This year I appeared in Mitchell & Webb’s new C4 sitcom Back and Roisin Conaty’s E4 show, Gameface.
Other tele credits include: the sketch show Revolting for BBC2, Russell Howard's Good News, SunTrap (starring Kayvan Novak), and Dom Joly's ITV hidden camera show, Fool Brittania.
I work a lot on Radio, and recently debuted my first play, Almost Like Being in Love, in the Afternoon Drama slot. It starred the very brilliant Rosie Cavaliero and Gemma Whelan off of Game of Thrones. I’ve guested on Clever Peter's BBC Radio 4 sketch comedy show Strap In! It's Clever Peter! and before going solo I was a member of hugely popular sketch group The Boom Jennies. For me the highlight of my time with the Booms was participating in a sketch when we all played different cheeses, and keeping the mice at bay in the worst Edinburgh flat I’ve ever had the misfortune to stay in, in 2012. The second series of our sitcom, Mission Improbable, aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2014. Last year I starred in BBC Radio 4's futuristic sketch show, 2525, produced by Matt Lucas.
I’m also thrilled to play the role of the ludicrous Lady Templar in the podcast Wooden Overcoats.
I regularly volunteer for the brilliant charity project Scene & Heard, which partners children from Somers Town in London, with theatre professionals to make the most bonkers theatre imaginable. For them I have played a Mermaid, a bottle of L’Oreal shampoo and the Loch Ness Squid.
Fearless and bold in performance, imaginative and offbeat in inspiration, and razor-sharp in her writing, Knox is a formidable comic powerhouse who’s produced a ridiculous riot of a show. It’s a blast.
This was very close to being a peerless character show from someone who has clearly been working hard on her craft
Energised she is, firing full throttle through a clutch of characters, with the gallus pace and steely vigour of a seasoned sketch pro....you’re well on your way to comedy gold.
Knox shows a daring unpredictability in her performance which constantly has the audience on edge... Adorable Depolorable is one of the most riotous hours you could spend at the Fringe, but it’s also one of the most thought-provoking
She already has the full range of skills: voices, accents, characters, improvisation, political satire and slapstick. And she’s a great mime, too (not a gift shared by all comedians). The closing number is a Strictly spoof that becomes a small masterclass in comic choreography. She needs to find producers who will shape and develop her career. She may not be the next Chaplin but she’s as good as Joyce Grenfell already, if not better.
Knox is in absolute command of her characters, throwing away witty one-liners with confidence... Knox rattles through the hour with a considerable amount of energy and breathlessness, being equal parts clown and sage
Player is a delightful hour of top-notch character comedy
This is a meticulously-crafted character sketch comedy centred on spouses of famous political figures and world leaders... The jokes are clever, topical and always funny and the pace never lags as Knox rattles through her monologues with aplomb... This new show from Knox is smart, funny and empowering, highlighting Knox’s skills as an actor, writer and, as a result of her witty character-choices, even an activist.
Energised she is, firing full throttle through a clutch of characters, with the gallus pace and steely vigour of a seasoned sketch pro....you’re well on your way to comedy gold
However much energy you can pack into an hour, it’s likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers.... Every hour should be this much fun