Graduate Highlight: Anntonia Vitt

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 Anntonia Vitt. Anntonia attended the January 2020 stand-up comedy course in Sydney, with guest comedian Matt Okine. Graduates of the School of Hard Knock Knocks are invited to perform at Punchlines Comedy Club in …

Matt Vella - Graduate Highlight

Graduate Highlight: Matt Vella

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 Matt Vella. Matt attended the January 2020 stand-up comedy course in Sydney, with guest comedian Matt Okine, and this video on Facebook has gone viral – hitting well over 3,700 views within its first …

Carolyn Swindell - Graduate Highlight

Graduate Highlight: Carolyn Swindell

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 delightful Carolyn Swindell. Carolyn attended the January 2020 stand-up comedy course in Sydney, with guest comedian Matt Okine – and stole the show just before Matt’s headline performance. Like a lot of students at the …

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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 …

082: Cam Knight – Wistful wisdom and pissing in dishwashers

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What are the ingredients to become a stand-up comedian? For Australian comedian Cam Knight it was larrikinism, peer group pressure, and The Life of Brian. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast, host Steve Davis talks to comedian and actor Cam Knight about his city-hopping comedy career, butterfly gags, and performing at the Sydney Opera House. Cam also talks …

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 …

073: Mick Meredith – From The Footy Show to Comedy Cruises

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It was a stand-up comedy course, and a dare from a mate, that got Mick Meredith started in comedy. One moment a Sydney muso playing bass, the next Mick was a successful stand-up comedian. Soon after he struck it big with a regular spot on Nine Network’s The Footy Show. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast you’ll learn …