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Who is your favourite Aussie male comedian?

The Aussie larrikin has long been part of our culture. Paul Hogan, Barry Humphries, and Garry McDonald paved the international way for other Australian men to follow, and in doing so, helped mature…

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Who is your favourite Aussie female comedian?

Stand-up comedy is no longer a man-only affair – and rightly so. Today Australia is blessed with an abundant choice of female comedians – appearing on stage, panels, news platforms, and…

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The Hottest Aussie Comedians in the UK

We Aussies know that our land is girt by sea, and filled with hilarious talent. While some of our comedians have stayed home, others have gone for far-off locations – and made their mark.…

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What Ever Happened to these Famous Comedians?

THE NATURE OF THE STAND-UP INDUSTRY can be quite competitive. In some cases famous comedians undergo long-standing hiatuses before coming back into the limelight. Many have successfully transitioned…

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Top 3 UK Comedians Today

YOU LIKELY REMEMBER THE STAND-UP GENIUSES Billy Connolly and Bill Bailey. Chance are you have DVDs of their performances to catch over and over again. But UK comedy has changed over the years. There…

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Tick Off ‘Stand-up Comedy’ from your Bucket List

IF YOU’VE JUST WOKEN FROM A COMA, you won’t know that the term ‘bucket list’ means a list of things that one would like to do before dying – that is, before…

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The Doug Anthony All Stars – Abusing Your Way to Success

I FIRST SAW THE DOUG ANTHONY ALL STARS, or DAAS if you are in a hurry, at the Union Building in RMIT University, Melbourne. It was 1994, and the trio had reached a decade into their abusive,…

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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

IF YOU’RE NOT FROM MELBOURNE or you are, but have never left the house because you believe exam results are more important than a personality, then there’s a slight chance that…

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Why Zombies are Funny

FIRST THERE WAS ‘SHAUN OF THE DEAD’. Up until then zombies were only grotesque, not hilarious. But Simon Pegg and Nick Frost changed the rules proving that zombies could be slap-stick,…

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How do You Write a Joke?

THERE’S MANY WAYS TO write a joke. At the School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy course, we teach three. The one that we’ll share on this blog, is our favourite joke structure…

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Why would you become a stand-up comedian?

BUNGEE JUMPING, PARACHUTING and stand-up comedy. These are possibly the three most legally terrifyingly activities that one can do today, and yet, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in…

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The 3 Types of Stand-up Comedy Course Students

THERE’S THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE who enrol in a stand-up comedy course, at the School of Hard Knock Knocks here in Melbourne. Those that want to be a stand-up comedian, those that have a bucket…

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