071: Michel Connell – The intellectual’s comedian

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You can’t say a bad thing about Australian comedian Michael Connell. He’s quite possibly the nicest guy in stand-up comedy, if not the world. He’s also got an incredible intellect, and he juggles, which makes him a formidable comedian. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode comedian Michael Connell talks about his achievements in Class Clowns, Australia’s Got …

064: Kieran Butler – The life of a satirist, antagonist and contrarian comedian

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Kieran Butler is a political satirist, comedic antagonist, and a general contrarian. Heavily influenced by the Aussie alternative rock band, Tism, Kieran Butler is not afraid of speaking his mind and challenging the status quo. But many of you already know this. For those that aren’t familiar with Kieran and his work, you’ll enjoy this emotionally charged interview, where we …

060: Khaled Khalafalla – How comedy killed the radio star

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Khaled Khalafalla has had a meteoric rise in comedy. But it could have turned out very different. Born into a medical family of surgeons and dentists, and growing up in Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, comedy’s call must have been strong. Now calling Melbourne home, Khaled has well and truly put his mark on the comedy map, having come runner …

041: Mike Goldstein – From chasing tail to comedy tales

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American born Mike Goldstein isn’t in Kansas anymore. Sydney first, then Perth, and now Melbourne, the part Christian, part Jewish, with a dash of Sri Lankan (Yep! You read right!), has been doing stand-up comedy for the past eight years – and Aussie audiences have been loving him. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, Mike Goldstein, aka …