Community funds comedy drama about learning stand-up

One part comedy, one part drama, and one part documentary, the School of Hard Knock Knocks (SHKK) has launched episode one and two of ‘Is This Thing On?‘, a show about learning stand-up comedy. The brainchild of SHKK co-founder, Morry Morgan, and partly funded by the SHKK alumni, this six-part, 30-minute TV show transforms ten budding stand-up comedians into confident …

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Stand-up comedy school hires Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians

Some of the Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians coach the School of Hard Knock Knocks comedy courses around Australia. Actually, that’s not entirely true. We also have funny Brits (Jeff Green and Glynn Nicholas), Japanese (Mayumi Nobetsu) and did you know that Greg Fleet is actually an American?! These hilarious comics provide advice, give feedback, and share their comedic journeys. They …

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Life on the Australian comedy circuit

The Australian comedy circuit 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 …

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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 …

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Greg Fleet – The Accidental Comedian

The audio interview of this transcript is available here. Morry:              Greg Fleet is Australia’s bad boy of comedy. On stage and off, Fleety has made a name for himself for pushing the boundaries and living life to its fullest. TV, movies, theatre, breakfast radio, and 29 Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows later, it’s hard to imagine how he had time …

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 …

055: Nikki Osborne – Go hard or go home

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Australian comedian Nikki Osborne not only sold out her first Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) show, but also managed to attract over 100,000 dollars of free, or ‘earned’, publicity for her show “On the Spectrum”. That was the good news. The bad news was she also endured an emotional onslaught for her show’s topic – autism. In this School of …

Laughter to make Australians more resilient

Never has there been more important time to laugh. News and social media are bombarding us with doomsday predictions, nuclear annihilation, and societal chaos. Not that the kids have noticed. The average kid between 3 and 6 will laugh around 400 to 600 time’s a day, whereas their ‘miserable’ parents only chuckle between 12 to 15 times. It’s not surprising …