089: Jason Chong – Discipline, game shows and Tarago Tests

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You probably didn’t know that Adelaide Comic of the Year, Australian comedian Jason Chong, kick started his own stand-up comedy career by attending a stand-up comedy course. That was twenty years ago. Since then he’s become a regular face of Adelaide comedy, on stage, TV, podcasts and radio. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, host Steve Davis …

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Meet the Aussie comedy company that pays its customers

It should be a joke, but it’s so successful. One Aussie company, the School of Hard Knock Knocks, has turned the traditional business model of suppliers being paid by customers on its head. Instead they pay their customers! So what is their business? They teach stand-up comedy. The business model flip isn’t a marketing fad either. The school was established …

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Mickey D – Pain is just an emotion

The audio interview of this transcript of comedian Mickey D is available here. Steve Davis: Comedian Mickey D, welcome to the School of Hard Knock-Knocks’ podcast. Mickey D: Thanks very much for having me mate. Steve Davis: I’ve got to get one thing sorted. Mickey D: Yeah. Steve Davis: Mick Dwyer, Mickey D, what do you prefer? I don’t want to upset …

079: Julia Clarke – From Adelaide Raw to Edinburgh Fringe

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Australian comedian Julia Clarke has achieved much in first nine years of stand-up comedy. A two time winner of South Australia Raw Comedy, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival performer, Julia is also one of the nicest stand-up comedians on the Adelaide comedy scene. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, comedian Julia Clarke and host Morry Morgan discuss getting …

070: Kim Le – Complex cognitive comedy

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 Adelaide comedian Kim Le is one of those annoying high achievers. A qualified psychiatrist, Kim is also a blackbelt, speaks multiple languages, is an awarded keynote speaker, and now he’s excelling in stand-up comedy. He’s also a graduate of the School of Hard Knock Knocks and was the middle bracket at the most recent Adelaide graduation, alongside Glynn Nicholas …

067: Gerry Masi – Character comedy with Mad Dog Malcolm

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A wig, flairs, and a fake moustache, and Mad Dog Malcolm Cummings was born. The creation of Australian comedian, Gerry Masi, Mad Dog is part crooner, part playboy, with a light splattering of sleaze. Together, he’s a hilarious 1970s character, that is all too familiar. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, host Morry Morgan talks to comedian …