Nadine Sparks loves learning comedy. At aged 12 she began learning improvisation comedy, including a course at 18 at the highly respected NIDA, then performing with Improv Conspiracy, before travelling to the US to learn the Chicago method. And then seven years ago Nadine did a stand-up comedy course, and this resulted in her first five-minute performance at the Exford Hotel. Since then she’s performed for five seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as other festivals around Australia.

In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast Nadine takes us deep into the world of Improv, or impro, where you’ll learn about the ‘Harold’ structure in longform improvisation theatre, her new gang The Tickle Pit, how a dose of improv can help build confidence for stand-up comedians, and the pros and cons of swearing.

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