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Life on the Australian comedy circuit

The Aussie comedian’s journey is tough. Unlike the US, where large comedy-club-supporting cities are separated by a few hours drive, it can take a day, or longer to get to the next audience in Oz. Worst still, these towns (yes, normally towns), are not linked by air, but by long, boring single lane roads and zero visual inspiration. How to …

079: Julia Clarke – From Adelaide Raw to Edinburgh Fringe

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Julia Clarke has achieved much in her ninge 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 I discuss getting in trouble with the …

077: Chris Franklin – Laughs of Launnie and Aussie comedy festivals

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Chris Franklin is a stalwart of Australian comedy. A 21 year comic veteran, Chris has not only witnessed the comedy industry grow, but has been instrumental in that growth. And so it should come to no surprise that Chris is behind the latest Australian comedy festival, ‘Laughs of Launnie‘. From March 18 to 24, 2019, and smack bang between the …

072: Marc Ryan – Bogans and Raw Comedy

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 Adelaide comedian, Marc Ryan is a self diagnosed bogan. He’s also a state winner, and national finalist of Raw Comedy, and through his success has been able to go full time – although not without some serious thought. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast, we discuss Raw, building a comedy career, supportive wives, and the Adelaide Fringe …

The Raw Story with Ben Horowitz

Comedian Ben Horowitz knows Raw Comedy well – he entered three times. His first brush with the amateur competition was in 2002, and although he did pick up two footy club gigs immediately after, he got no further. “The gig was huge,” says Ben reminiscing of his first brush with fame. “There were over 500 people in the audience, and …

069: Jeff Green – Building a comedy career, twice

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If there’s a single take away message from this interview, then it’s about embracing change. British born comedian, Jeff Green, was at the top of his game in the UK, performing as an equal with comedy greats, featuring on TV and radio, and even living next door to Ricky Gervais. His career, fame, comedy connections, and bank balance were bigger …

Comedy Community Funds New TV Show

One part comedy, one part drama, and one part documentary; The School of Hard Knock Knocks (SHKK) has just wrapped up the filming of their TV pilot, “Is This Thing On?“. The brainchild of SHKK co-founder, Morry Morgan, and funded by the SHKK alumni, this six-part, 30-minute TV show transforms ten budding stand-up comedians, over six days, with the help …