July 22 – 26, 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 July 22 to 26, 2018. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching comedians Evan Hocking and Ben Horowitz, as well as School of Hard Knock Knocks alumnus, Richard Codron.

PRICES:

Student and Concession – $400 + GST

Early Bird – $450 + GST (before July 8 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 Richard Codron)

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 Evan Hocking)

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 guest comedian.

 

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 
(Evan Hocking, Ben Horowitz, and Richard Codron)

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 Evan Hocking, Ben Horowitz, Richard Codron, to a paying audience.

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.

The Nelson Twins – Guest Comedians

Nelson_Twins_headshotThe Nelson Twins are one of the most unique stand up comedy acts in the world. Raised in rural New South Wales, they have been performing as a duo for the past 7 years. From their humble beginnings in 2006, the twins have fast become one of the most sought after double acts in Australia, dazzling corporate and club crowds alike with their cheeky humour. They’ve been on Australia’s Got Talent, The Footy Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and The Project. They’ve got a lot of to teach you.

WATCH stand-up set.

Richard Codron – Alumnus

Richard Codron completed the School of Hard Knock Knocks’ comedy course in 2017, and has since performed a number of paid gigs across Melbourne. Richard will be sharing ‘life after graduation’ with the comedy students, and provide advice for open mic rooms across Melbourne to continue the comedy journey. 



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