Why should you learn stand-up

Why Should You Learn Stand-up Comedy?

There’s many reasons why you should learn stand-up comedy with the School of Hard Knock Knocks. So which category do you fit into? The Future Comic The most obvious reason is that you want to be a stand-up comedian. And that’s a great reason. Melbourne is comedy central in Australia, thanks mostly to the ‘Melbourne International Comedy Festival’ every March, …

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How do you kill in stand-up comedy? Know your AUDIENCE!

A comedian could kill on one night, but bomb on another, with the only difference being the audience. Conducting an AUDIENCE analysis, ahead of your gig, is one way you can increase the chance that you will kill in stand-up comedy. Here’s the eight letters of the acronym explained: Attentiveness Comedians are not always the centre of attention. Sometimes it’s …

Community funds comedy drama about learning stand-up

One part comedy, one part drama, and one part documentary, the School of Hard Knock Knocks (SHKK) has launched episode one and two of ‘Is This Thing On?‘, a show about learning stand-up comedy. The brainchild of SHKK co-founder, Morry Morgan, and partly funded by the SHKK alumni, this six-part, 30-minute TV show transforms ten budding stand-up comedians into confident …

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What is the funniest knock knock joke?

The School of Hard Knock Knocks has some of the funniest Australian stand-up comedians who coach our comedy courses. Yet ironically these comedy legends are not experts in writing knock knock jokes. Not that we teach them – they are more suitable as ‘Dad Jokes’. That being said, the School of Hard Knock Knocks is often asked, “what IS the …

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Graduate Highlight: Jo Willmott

Our new Aussie comedian this week is Jo Willmott. Each week the School of Hard Knock Knocks highlights one of our recent new Aussie comedians who have graduated from our Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney courses. Jo attended the February 2020 stand-up comedy course in Melbourne, with guest comedian Chris Franklin and resident comedy coach, Brad Oakes. The School of Hard …

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Stand-up comedy school hires Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians

Some of the Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians coach the School of Hard Knock Knocks comedy courses around Australia. Actually, that’s not entirely true. We also have funny Brits (Jeff Green and Glynn Nicholas), Japanese (Mayumi Nobetsu) and did you know that Greg Fleet is actually an American?! These hilarious comics provide advice, give feedback, and share their comedic journeys. They …

Graduate Highlight: Anntonia Vitt

Each week the School of Hard Knock Knocks highlights one of our recent graduates from our Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney courses. This week, it’s the hilarious Anntonia Vitt. Anntonia attended the January 2020 stand-up comedy course in Sydney, with guest comedian Matt Okine. Graduates of the School of Hard Knock Knocks are invited to perform at Punchlines Comedy Club in …