Who we are?

Since 2016 the School of Hard Knock Knocks has been helping keynote speakers, bucket list tickers and budding comedians develop stand-up comedy skills. This is accomplished through monthly hands-on, evening workshops and online course, which combines adult learning techniques, mentoring from veteran stand-up comedians, and loads of practice. Our mentors have included Steve Hughes, Richard Stubbs, Dave O’Neil, Brad Oakes, Jeff Green, Chris Franklin, and Christine Basil, just to name a few, and our courses are run in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Upon graduation, the school helps graduates continue their journey by producing ‘The Best Of’ festival shows at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) and Sydney Comedy Festival. The school also runs Punchlines Comedy Club in Melbourne, where alumni from all over Australia are paid to perform, alongside some of Australia’s best comedians.

Want to know more about the School of Hard Knock Knocks? Call us on 1300 06 8882 or send us a message.



Start your comedy journey today!

We are available to chat via phone or online any day of the week. Or, you can send us an email using the form on the left.

We currently hold workshops in the following capital cities:




Brisbane (Coming soon!)