Knut Nærum (born 3 March 1961), is a Norwegiancomedian, author, comics writer and TV-entertainer. He is best known for being one of the permanent panelists in the Norwegian show Nytt på nytt (Direct translate: News Anew). On April 23, 2015, Nærum announced that he would step down from the show at the end of the season. Nærum grew up in Halden, but attended high school in Grimstad. He later studied at the Agder Regional College and currently lives in Oslo with his wife and two children.
Nærum has written several books, including Å (2000), Norsk litteraturhistorie, fritt etter hukommelsen (2001), Døde menn går på ski (2002), Krig! (2003), En himmel full av stjerner (2004), Madonna-gåten (2005, with Elisabeth Botterli and Peder Udnæs), Monster (2007), De dødes båt (2008) and Sitt ned og hold kjeft (2010). He is also the creator of the satirical comic strip Bloid.
He is a member of the leftist political party Rødt (Direct translate: Red), and stood for election as a minor candidate for its predecessor Red Electoral Alliance.