Ben and Morry at The Rubber Chicken - South Melbourne

Comedy school builds comedy hub in South Melbourne

There’s a new stand-up comedy venue in Melbourne, and it’s ‘south of the river’! It’s the ‘Rubber Chicken‘, and it aims to be Australia’s first comedy hub. Those familiar with Melbourne’s comedy scene will recognise the names of comedy disruptors, Ben Horowitz and Morry Morgan. Since 2016, the duo have been helping build Melbourne’s stand-up comedy industry, first with their …

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 …

092: Stig Wemyss – Is This Thing On?

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Stig Wemyss is the director and co-producer of ‘Is This Thing On?‘, a six-episode comedy drama that follows 10 comedy newbies undertaking a souped-up stand-up comedy course, as they get coached and challenged by some of Australia’s most iconic stand-up comedians. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast, host Steve Davis talks to Stig about how the show came …