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April 21 – 25, 2019

Imperial, South Yarra

(Time until course starts)

LEARN STAND-UP COMEDY over 5-evenings from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from April 21 to 25, 2019. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, our complementary online course, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from the SHKK co-founder, Ben Horowitz, and celebrity comedian, Chris Franklin, as well as input from SHKK alumnus, Kim Le.

PRICES:

Student and Concession – $400 + GST

Early Bird – $450 + GST (before April 7 only)

Bring-a-Mate-Rate – $600 + GST (2 people)

Full Fee – $700 + GST

Day 1:  Sunday – The Basics & Finding yourself (with Ben Horowitz)

Introduction to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before launching into the deep end with your very own mini set.

 

Day 2:  Monday – Your Audience and Taboos (with Chris Franklin)

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 the Chris Franklin.

 

Day 3: Tuesday – The Opener (with Kim Le)

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 breaking into the paid comedy scene, and comedy festivals with School of Hard Knock Knocks alumnus, Kim Le.

 

Day 4: Wednesday – The Heckler and The Closer (with Ben Horowitz)

Practice delivering your set as well as building skills to deal with the dreaded (or welcomed) heckler before polishing a strong close to your set ready for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.

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Receive your own full colour #SHKK manual, filled with advice, jokes and links to videos, as well as a video of your final performance.

 

Day 5: Thursday – Graduation Night and Performance 
(with Ben Horowitz, Chris Franklin, and Kim Le)

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 Ben Horowitz, Chris Franklin, and Kim Le, to a paying audience.

Learn stand-up comedy with Chris Franklin

For more information, email morry@schoolofhardknockknocks.com or call 1300 06 8882.

Meet Your Teachers

Ben Horowitz – Resident Teacher

Ben_Horowitz_headshotBen Horowitz has played every possible room imaginable, and some that are not. Since 2001, Ben has performed to audiences as large as 3000, and as small as three. He’s performed at comedy clubs, RSL clubs, and music festivals, alongside comic greats, like Greg Fleet, Chris Franklin, Brad Oakes, and the Nelson Twins. He’s headlined and MCed, killing it on stage and also bombing. And that’s what makes Ben an ideal comedy teacher – he’s experienced the best and worst the comedy circuit has to offer.

WATCH Ben Horowitz perform.

Chris Franklin – Guest Comedian

Chris Franklin

Chris Franklin is most famous for writing and performing the song “Bloke” (a bogan parody of Meredith Brooks’ feminist anthem “Bitch”), which was certified platinum, reached #1 on the ARIA Charts and was the twelfth biggest selling single in Australia in 2000. His TV credits include The Footy Show, Headliners, Recovery, Stand Up Australia & Good News Week (among others) and he is a well known comedian on the international comedy circuit.

Most recently, Chris was the guest comedian on the comedy documentary ‘Is This thing On?‘, to be aired in 2019.

WATCH stand-up set.

Kim Le – Returning Alumnus

Alumnus Kim Le might be relatively new on the comedy circuit, but he’s one of the hardest working open mic-ers. A medical doctor by day, and of Vietnamese ethnicity, Kim loves bouncing from Asian stereotypes in his set, providing a window into Vietnamese culture, and adding a touch of shock to keep the audience on their toes. Kim will be sharing his experience as an open mic-er in the Adelaide scene.

WATCH his stand-up set.

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