December 3 – 7, 2017

Que Bar (Formerly Beer DeLuxe), Wagga Wagga

THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCK KNOCKS (SHKK) 5-evening stand-up comedy course runs from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from December 3 to 7. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from a 16 year veteran of the comedy circuit – Ben Horowitz, as well as guest comedian, the legendary Chris Franklin.

PRICES:

Student and Concession – $300 + GST

Early Bird – $350 + GST (before November 17 only)

Bring-a-Mate-Rate – $500 + GST (2 people)

Full Fee – $600 + GST

Day 1 – Sunday: The Basics & Finding yourself

Introduction to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before launching into the deep end with your very own mini set.

Day 2 – Monday: Your Audience and Taboos

Learn to gauge your audience and how to recognise and manage taboo topics while learning confidence building/ fear smashing techniques.

Day 3: Tuesday – The opener

Learn to write a strong open to your comedy set. Tonight students will also have the opportunity to refine some of their own writing with our guest comedian.

Day 4: Wednesday – The Heckler and The Closer (with guest Chris Franklin & Ben Horowitz)

Practice delivering your set as well as building skills to deal with the dreaded (or welcomed) heckler before polishing a strong close to your set ready for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.

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Receive your own full colour #SHKK manual, filled with advice, jokes and links to videos, as well as a video of your final performance.

Day 5: Thursday – Graduation Night and Performance 
(with Chris Franklin & Ben Horowitz)

The moment you have been working toward! Perform your stand-up comedy routine in front of family and friends, conquer your fears and perform alongside Dane Simpson, Ben Horowitz, and the legendary Chris Franklin, to a paying audience. Receive your very own video of your performance too!

For more information, email morry@schoolofhardknockknocks.com or call 1300 06 8882.

Meet Your Teachers

Ben Horowitz – Guest Comedian

Ben_Horowitz_headshotBen Horowitz has played every possible room imaginable, and some that are not. Over the past 15 years, Ben has performed to audiences as large as 3000, and as small as three. He’s performed at comedy clubs, RSL clubs, and music festivals, alongside comic greats, like Greg Fleet, Chris Franklin, Brad Oakes, and the Nelson Twins. He’s headlined and MCed, killing it on stage and also bombing. And that’s what makes Ben an ideal comedy teacher – he’s experienced the best and worst the comedy circuit has to offer.

WATCH Ben perform at the School of Hard Knock Knocks, and LISTEN to his podcast interview.

Chris Franklin – Guest Comedian

Chris Franklin is most famous for writing and performing the song “Bloke” (a bogan parody of Meredith Brooks’ feminist anthem “Bitch”), which was certified platinum, reached #1 on the ARIA Charts and was the twelfth biggest selling single in Australia in 2000. His TV credits include The Footy Show, Headliners, Recovery, Stand Up Australia & Good News Week (among others) and he is a well known comedian on the international comedy circuit.

WATCH Chris perform on Stand-up Australia, and LISTEN to his podcast interview.

Dane Simpson – Guest Comedian

Some people seek greatness, other’s have greatness thrust upon them…on a stage in Narrabri, New South Wales. This is the yarn of Dane Simpson – one moment a DJ, the next a supporting act for veteran comedian Kevin Kropinyeri, and a short time later the ‘Deadly Funny’ NSW winner. Dane’s success on the comedy circuit has been swift, which highlights this man’s raw talent.

WATCH Dane perform on Comedy Up Late, and LISTEN to his podcast interview.