094: Simon Kennedy – Crossing the line and the Art of Happiness

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In comedy timing is everything. But when you’re a radio host, you manage time like a fine art. So says Sydney based comedian Simon Kennedy, a former radio host and 20 year veteran of stand-up comedy. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, host Steve Davis talks to comedian Simon Kennedy about MCing comedy, ‘cancel culture’, the green-room …

090: Morry Morgan – Coronavirus and comedy

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Morry Morgan likes to be the centre of attention. The co-founder of the the School of Hard Knock Knocks, and former host of this very podcast, he has now placed himself into the centre of the Coronavirus crisis, trapping himself in Beijing, China. At least that’s how we see it. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, old …

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Meet the Aussie comedy company that pays its customers

It should be a joke, but it’s so successful. One Aussie company, the School of Hard Knock Knocks, has turned the traditional business model of suppliers being paid by customers on its head. Instead they pay their customers! So what is their business? They teach stand-up comedy. The business model flip isn’t a marketing fad either. The school was established …

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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 …

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Comedian Fady Kassab – Winning Raw Comedy from the back of his head

The audio interview of this transcript with comedian Fady Kassab is available here. Steve D.: Comedian Fady Kassab, welcome to the School Of Hard Knock Knocks podcast. Fady Kassab: Thanks for having me. Excited to be here. Steve D.: Now I’m told that you started standup in 2017 but originally, you came to Australia to study web design. Obviously you’re a …

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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 …

086: Lee Ton – Where are you from from?

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What does it take to create a one-man comedy show? In this podcast episode, graduate of the School of Hard Knock Knocks, Lee Ton, shares how he harnessed peer group pressure and advice from successful comedians to take the plunge, with his up coming Melbourne Fringe show, “Where are you from from?”. Host Steve Davis also peppers Lee with questions …