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How do you kill in stand-up comedy? Know your AUDIENCE!

A comedian could kill on one night, but bomb on another, with the only difference being the audience. Conducting an AUDIENCE analysis, ahead of your gig, is one way you can increase the chance that you will kill in stand-up comedy. Here’s the eight letters of the acronym explained: Attentiveness Comedians are not always the centre of attention. Sometimes it’s …

079: Julia Clarke – From Adelaide Raw to Edinburgh Fringe

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Australian comedian Julia Clarke has achieved much in first nine years of stand-up comedy. A two time winner of South Australia Raw Comedy, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival performer, Julia is also one of the nicest stand-up comedians on the Adelaide comedy scene. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, comedian Julia Clarke and host Morry Morgan discuss getting …

019: Greg Fleet – The Accidental Comedian

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C Comedian Greg Fleet is Australia’s bad boy of comedy. On stage and off, ‘Fleety’ has made a name for himself for pushing the boundaries and living life to its fullest. TV, movies, theatre, breakfast radio, and twenty-nine Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows later, it’s hard to imagine how Greg had time for his now infamous drug addiction. But he …

016: Dave O’Neil – From Captain Cocoa to Captaining Aussie Comedy

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Chances are you’ve laughed at a Australian comedian Dave O’Neil jokes. This is because not only is he a seasoned stand-up comedian, but dave’s been writing for Australian TV comedy shows since 1994 – television shows such as Jimeoin, The Eric Bana Show Live, Full Frontal, Totally Full Frontal, The Mick Molloy Show, The Micallef Program, and most recently Open …

002: Tim Ferguson – How abusing audiences in Canberra can lead to stardom

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Australian comedian Tim Ferguson has taken his abusive style of comedy from the streets of Canberra to New York and London. He is, of course, one-third of the Doug Anthony All Stars. Back in Australia, and still performing, Tim also teaches comedy writing at the New York University, the Australian Film Radio & Television School, NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic …