012: Michael Shafar – How Jewish-ish and community TV led to comedy success

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Michael Shafar is a stand-up comic and writer for The Project on Network Ten. But this success hasn’t happened overnight. Like most stand-up comedians it started off with bombing at his first open mic, and then two years of performing at every opportunity that presented itself. His next step was hosting ‘The Leak‘ on community television station, Channel 31, before climbing the ranks to commercial television.

In this School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy podcast, you’ll learn how religious cynicism, disinterest in a law degree, and an unhealthy consumption of news, can lead to a great comedy career.

And if you’re enjoying these podcasts, and would like to become part of a comedy community, we’ve launched our School of Hard Knock Knocks Podcast Community group on Facebook. It’s absolutely free to join and full of advice.

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