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August 26 – 30, 2018

Imperial, South Yarra

(until course starts)

THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCK KNOCKS (SHKK) 5-evening stand-up comedy course runs from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from August 26 to 30, 2018. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from Joe White, Ben Horowitz, as well as returning alumnus, Denver Christian.

PRICES:

Student and Concession – $400 + GST

Early Bird – $450 + GST (before August 12 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 Joe White)

Learn to gauge your audience and how to recognise and manage taboo topics while learning confidence building/ fear smashing techniques.

 

Day 3: Tuesday – The Opener (with Denver Christian)

Learn to write a strong open to your comedy set. Tonight students will also have the opportunity to refine some of their own writing with our returning alumnus, Denver Christian.

 

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 Joe White, Ben Horowitz and Denver Christian)

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 Joe White, Ben Horowitz, and alumnus, Denver Christian, to a paying audience. Receive your very own video of your performance.

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. Over the past 15 years, 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.

Joe White – Guest Comedian

Joe White is the nice guy of stand-up comedy. Ethiopian born, Perth raised, Joe has quickly developed a loyal following, both in Australia and around the world, due to his great habits of giving before receiving, and customising his comedy sets to his specific audience.

Joe is both a talented comedian, and one of the nicest guys in the business.

LISTEN to his interview here.

Denver Christian – Alumnus

Denver G Christian is one of the most talented alumni to graduate from the School of Hard Knock Knocks. South African born, and raised in Melbourne, Denver combines personal storytelling, one liners and observational comedy, in a witty comedic style.

WATCH his set.



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