081: Matt O’Neill – Being delightfully dark

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Matt O’Neill just supported the legendary Steve Hughes. How’d it happen? Like all things great in comedy, luck, a friend of a friend, and humility. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks interview with our new host, Steve Davis, we learn how Matt O’Neill’s bad experience with a comedian delayed his comedy career, how he has a ‘nice’ persona, and …

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 …

066: Simon Hughes – The new king of comedy

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Simon Hughes runs Kings of Comedy, a comedy room in the heart of Melbourne. He’s also an up and coming stand-up comedian. A class clown at school, Simon was naturally drawn to entertainment – until drug addiction turned his world upside down. But Simon has bounced back, and even turned his traumatic experience into a Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) …

061: Lee Ton – Persistence pays for a comedy career

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Lee Ton first tried his hand at stand-up comedy in 2008. Ten years later, and with a couple of comedy courses under his belt, Lee has found himself performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), headlining with Richard Stubbs, and being specially cast for a reality stand-up comedy TV show, “Is This Thing On?“. Lee’s recent success has been …

049: Chris Asher – The ‘business’ of comedy show business

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Chris Asher wears multiple hats in the comedy business. He’s host of the comedic podcast, ‘The Podcast Formerly Known As‘, founder of the digital media company, Oink Digital, and an up and coming stand-up comedian. In this podcast, Chris and Morry talk about political correctness in comedy, Safe Rooms, mixing comedy business with comedy pleasure, social media and developing comedians’ personal …

040: Ben Horowitz – Looking back on 2017

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What a year we’ve had at the School of Hard Knock Knocks. In this episode, Ben Horowitz and Morry Morgan talk about the year that was, the celebrity guest comedians who taught our stand-up comedy courses across Australia,  the personalities that emerged from our comedy graduates, as well as the upcoming opportunity for our “Best” graduates to perform at the …