Who are we?

The School of Hard Knock Knocks is Australia's own stand-up comedy school, with stand-up comedy classes run in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Founded in 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 our own 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, Jeff Green, Chris Franklin, and Nikki Osborne, just to name a few. 

Upon graduation, the school helps graduates continue their journey by producing the ‘The Best Of’ festival shows, at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) and Sydney Fringe Festival. The school also runs a monthly show in Melbourne called Punchlines Comedy, which features only the funniest School of Hard Knock Knocks graduates, who perform alongside Australia's best stand-up comedians. 

NEWS FLASH: The School of Hard Knock Knocks has also produced the comedy-drama, 'Is This Thing On?' - a reality web series following 10 newbie comedians learning stand-up comedy by some of Australia's funniest stand-up comedians.

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



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    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!)