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072: Marc Ryan – Bogans and Raw Comedy

 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…

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Comedy Advice

Raw Comedy 2019 Advice

Are you thinking of entering Raw Comedy 2019? Early expressions of interest for are now open. To enter just click here. Got no idea what I’m talking about? Well, what you should know is thaw…

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Comedy Advice

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…

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069: Jeff Green – Building a comedy career, twice

 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…

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Blog

How do I become a stand-up comedian?

There’s no one pathway to learn stand-up comedy. Dave Hughes took over four years on the open mic scene, whereas, some, like Chris Franklin and Matt Okine rose to fame quickly. But what is…

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News

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…

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061: Lee Ton – Persistence pays for a comedy career

Lee Ton first tried his hand at stand-up comedy in 2008. Ten years later, and with a couple of comedy courses under his belt, Lee has found himself performing at the Melbourne International Comedy…

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040: Ben Horowitz – Looking back on 2017

What a year we’ve had at the School of Hard Knock Knocks. In this episode, Ben Horowitz and Morry Morgan talk about the year that was, the celebrity guest comedians who taught our stand-up…

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018: Steve Hughes – The Arduous Journey of Stand-up Comedy

Comedy in the raw. The good, bad, and exhaustion associated with this career.…

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Who is your favourite Aussie male comedian?

The Aussie larrikin has long been part of our culture. Paul Hogan, Barry Humphries, and Garry McDonald paved the international way for other Australian men to follow, and in doing so, helped mature…

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007: Dave Callan – Winning friends and influencing people in comedy

There's something funny about the Irish accent, frizzy hair and beards. This man has all three.…

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005: Chris Franklin – How one bogan became a successful ‘bloke’

Chris Franklin is comedy's most successful bogan, both in comedy and music with his song 'Bloke'.…

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Why would you become a stand-up comedian?

BUNGEE JUMPING, PARACHUTING and stand-up comedy. These are possibly the three most legally terrifyingly activities that one can do today, and yet, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in…

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