Andy High Comedian

Graduate Highlight – Andy High

Each week the School of Hard Knock Knocks highlights one of our recent graduates from our Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney courses. This week, it’s the hilarious Andy High. Andy High, who likes to go by the name ‘Andy the Pom’ attended the January 2020 stand-up comedy course in Melbourne, with guest comedian Gerry Masi. Graduates of the School of Hard …

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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 …

Jeff Green Comedian

Jeff Green – Building a comedy career, twice!

Listen to the audio of this interview 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 got some more …

Comedian Michael Shafar - 50/50

MICF Review – Michael Shafar – 50/50

Comedian Micheal Shafar is a sublimely charismatic and genuinely likeable performer with the kind of comedy that is relatable, hilarious and full of honest observations that I guarantee would even make your 80 year old grandmother laugh out loud. He is like your best mate’s cheeky younger brother who eventually and ultimately becomes your best mate. In his MICF 2019 …

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How do you perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) in 2020?

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, or MICF for short, was 33 years old this year. Only two other festivals are bigger – the Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ festival at number one, and Edinburgh’s ‘Fringe Festival’ at number two. So in short, the MICF is a big deal. So how do you get to perform at the MICF? Is it invite …

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 …

Alex Keen Comedian

The Open Mic Comedy Nights List – Melbourne

Note: All open mic rooms are currently closed due to COVID-19 quarantine regulations. We predict rooms will open again in June, 2020. Practice is essential to a stand-up comedy career. Sure, the School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy course will allow you to hit the ground running, but even we acknowledge that it’s still no substitute for getting up …