Towards the late eighties, when impressionists suddenly became ubiquitous, he developed a stand-up act featuring topical news items of the day, a wry glance at life's quirks and idiosyncrasies from an 'off-the-wall' viewpoint. He currently writes a humorous weekly newspaper column 'Life With Austin' which comments on the weeks events and is syndicated in newspapers published in the northwest of England.
He has also written copious amounts of comedy scripts, both for TV & Radio. His writing career commenced by compiling gags for Tommy Cooper and sketches for Les Dawson, when variety was still popular. Austin has appeared as an actor/presenter in various TV productions which include Coronation St, Taggart, Fallen Hero and THE NEW COMEDIANS.
2007 gigs included the 'Dubai 7's Rugby Dinner' in Dubai & Qatar, pre-match entertainment at Manchester United FC, a two week provincial theatre tour with 'The New Comedians' and many high profile corporate events for major blue chip companies and professional associations nationwide.
Today, Austin concentrates full time as an after-dinner speaker and is able to work on all comedy levels, depending on what the audience requires.