Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne WITH DaVID TULK


MARCH 20 – 24, 2021

The Rubber Chicken,
South Melbourne


12 spots left

(Until early bird price ends)


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Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne over 5-evenings from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from March 20 to 24, 2022. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, our complementary online course, video of your graduating performance, professional headshots for future marketing, and loads of one-on-one coaching from our resident comedy coach, Chris Wainhouse, our returning alumna, Jeremy Dooley, and guest comedy coach, Dave Tulk.


PRICES:

Student and Concession – $500 + GST

Early Bird – $600 + GST (before March 6 only)

Bring-a-Mate-Rate – $900 + GST (2 people)

Full Fee – $800 + GST

 

Pre-Course:  Online course access

Access the entire School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy curriculum ahead of the face-to-face course via your phone or PC. Narrated by the legendary comedian Greg Fleet, this online course includes videos examples, audio advice, activities and feedback to ensure you don't feel like a noob on day one. Learn more by clicking here.

Day 1:  Sunday - The Basics, Finding Yourself, Joke Structure and Preparation

Get introduced to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before jumping into the deep end with your very own mini comedy set. Then, it's time to learn the 'Normal-Normal-Twist' technique, and developing your own original jokes, before trialling them on stage and giving them a polish.

Day 2:  Monday - Generating Content and Building Confidence

Learn to gauge your audience and how to recognise and manage taboo topics while learning confidence building/fear smashing techniques. You’ll also get input on your set from our guest comedian, David Tulk, meet the other SHKK alumni and develop more of your original material.

Day 3: Tuesday - Delivery and Controlling a Room

Learn to write a strong open to your comedy set. Tonight students will also have the opportunity to refine some of their own writing, and learn about the open mic circuit, the Australian comedy festivals, such as Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, as well as life after graduation, with a visit from our returning alumnus, Jeremy Dooley.

Day 4: Wednesday - The Close, Graduation Preparation and Photo Headshots

School of Hard Knock Knocks graduates headshots

Students receive portrait head and body shots.

Closing your set strong is this night's goal, as well as putting the extra polish on tomorrow night's graduation performance. You'll also model for professional headshots, that are vital for comedy event posters or even acting jobs!

Day 5: Thursday - Graduation Night and Performance

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 three professional stand-up comedians. Watch previous graduation videos by clicking here.

Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne this March 2022


BONUS!

Not only will you learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne, but you'll also get the opportunity to perform at Punchlines Comedy Club, and build your career to perform at comedy festivals around Australia!

Meet Your Comedy Coaches

Chris Wainhouse - Resident Comedy Coach

Chris Wainhouse ComedianThe resident comedy coach is responsible for developing our nervous nobodies into confident comedians. Comedian Chris Wainhouse is one of the most successful comedians in Australia, having won Raw Comedy in 1999, and travelled the world performing at shows and festivals. He has a wit is dark, yet refreshing, and he's an awesome comedy coach. Learn more about Chris by clicking here.

David Tulk - Celebrity Guest Comedian


David Tulk ComedianComedian David Tulk has been performing stand-up comedy for the past 19 years, and today he’s a regular feature at comedy rooms around Australia. A straight talker, Tulk’s rough edges are emphasised by the titles of his productions, namely his Melbourne International Comedy Festival  show ‘David Tulk has No Filter‘ and his YouTube video series, “Some People Are Just Arseholes.“ Dave is also a comedy actor, having appeared Network 10's 'Dave' and the ABC's MetroSexual. Learn more about Chris by clicking here.

Jeremy Dooley – Returning Alumnus

Jeremy Dooley Comedian

At each course we invite a previous graduate (alumni) to perform at the School of Hard Knock Knocks graduation. In March it's Jeremy Dooley, who'll also be providing insights into the open mic comedy circuit, how to network within the comedy industry, and comedy advice post-graduation. So not only will you learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne, you'll start to build a network of comedians who are already performing in the comedy circuit.


    CONTACT US TODAY

    Start your comedy journey today.

    We are available to chat, any day of the week, via the chat button below or phone.  Otherwise, we are contactable by email.

    We currently hold workshops in the following capital cities:

    Adelaide

    Melbourne

    Sydney

    Brisbane (Coming soon!)