093: Daniel Muggleton – Comedy during Covid and Three Stripes

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Comedian Daniel Muggleton is known for the three stripe Adidas tracksuit and big moustache. For the past two years Daniel has been based in the UK and, no-thanks to Covid-19, he’s back in Australia. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode host Steve Davis and Daniel Muggleton, also known as Muggo to his Aussie mates, talk about stereotypes, …

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Jeff Green – Building a comedy career, twice!

Listen to the audio interview of British comedian Jeff Green by clicking here. Morry Morgan: Jeff Green. Thank you very much for your time today. Jeff Green: Hello Morry. Well, we know each other anyway, because I’ve done some mentoring for some of your School of Hard Knock Knock participants and have done a couple of your gigs and I’ve …

078: Seizure Kaiser – Overcoming the politics of stand-up comedy

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Sydney based Seizure Kaiser is not afraid to broach edgy topics in his comedy. And performing stand-up is only one of his talents, since he’s also a comedy producer and promoter. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode Seizure Kaiser shares the difference between ‘racist jokes’ and ‘jokes about racism’, performing comedy well outside political correctness, and forgetting …

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 …

065: Rik Roberts – Comedy under Christian constraints

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Rik Roberts runs the School of Laughs. But not in Australia. Rik is Kentucky born and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, which will explain our two contrasting accents. As you can guess, like the School of Hard Knock Knocks, the School of Laughs is a stand-up comedy school. That’s where the similarities end. Rik, in contrast to just about all of …

019: Greg Fleet – The Accidental Comedian

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C Comedian 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 twenty-nine Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows later, it’s hard to imagine how Greg had time for his now infamous drug addiction. But he …

Why Zombies are Funny

FIRST THERE WAS ‘SHAUN OF THE DEAD’. Up until then zombies were only grotesque, not hilarious. But Simon Pegg and Nick Frost changed the rules proving that zombies could be slap-stick, while you slapped them over the head with a stick, or a baseball bat. You get my meaning. Now’s there’s Australian ‘Me and My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse‘. Much like …