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The Controversial Comedian Darren Knight

Who is Darren Knight?

Darren Knight is a controversial comedian whose prominence has grown in recent years, following the success of his social media alter-ego Southern Momma, who he’s used to amass more than half a billion views. He considers himself the fastest rising comedian, although his reliance on quick edits of himself in various costumes, often speaking to imaginary offscreen characters, has become a recurring theme in internet comedy, with critics noting his lack of originality. To date he has over 200k subscribers on Youtube alone and boasts of successful tours which he advertises through his own website but not everyone is a fan.

Darren Knight’s typical Southern Momma skit

Origins of Southern Momma

A proud southerner, Darren has used his roots to his advantage. With the creation of his exaggerated alter-ego, Darren has played upon the redneck stereotype to move on from what he has referred to as the ‘rough times’ in his life, where he could barely afford to pay for heat and had to rely on padded blankets just to keep warm.

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His first uploaded video came in 2015, titled  “Southern Mom Gett’in Kids Ready For School” and has earned him a mighty 1.5 million views. It was so well applauded by those from his home state, many of whom could hilariously recall their own parents and the accuracy of his impersonations, that he decided to make more. His first unofficial gig actually occurred on the spur of the moment at The Peerless Saloon in 2016, when he decided to get up on stage at the prompt of the bartender, at an open-mic night. It proved a hit with the crowd and Darren was convinced comedy was his calling, after just one fifteen-minute set. He performed his first ever comedy show only one month later and Southern Momma has ever since been his meal ticket.

Why does Darren Knight wear gloves?

It remains a mystery why Darren wears gloves. Maybe he gets cold hands?

Why the controversy?

Darren has always been vocal about his beliefs. Even so, at the 2018 Montreal Just For Laughs festival, it seemed he went slightly too far. The comedian was booed off stage for speaking out against fellow acts who he considered to be virtue signaling, using their slots to talk about issues including race and gender politics. “Comedy’s not about race or sexism – people come here to laugh”, he told the audience; apparently not the best way to finish a show, especially when it was for Variety’s showcase for the Top 10 Comics to Watch that year. He is also rumored not to have a lot of friends within the comedy circuit, with his outspoken views often getting him into even more trouble.

Where is Darren Knight from?

The rising star is from Munford, Alabama in the United States although, in his career as a comedian, he is constantly on the move.

How much is Darren Knight worth?

Darren has done well for himself in monetary terms, with an estimated $500,000 net worth as of 2020.

Is Darren Knight gay?

Despite his sexual orientation having been speculated upon heavily, due in part to his apparent lack of romantic relations with the female sex, neither Darren himself nor anyone close to him has ever confirmed his sexual preferences, either way. Darren has only been in the public eye for a few years though, so it likely won’t remain a secret forever.

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How old is Darren Knight?

Darren was born on March 14th, 1986, and is currently 34 years of age. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

What is Darren Knights’s height? How much does he weigh?

Darren stands at 1.78 meters tall (5’10”) and weighs 69 kilograms (154 lbs).

Darren Knight’s episode of “Just Southern Momma”

 

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