$495 – $880

Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne this July

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Learn how to write, polish and perform your own stand-up comedy set with a celebrity comedian.

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Learn stand-up comedy over 5-evenings from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from July 26 to 30, 2020. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, our complementary online course, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from our resident comedy coach, guest comedian, and returning alumnus.

“It was simply the best thing I’ve done career wise.” – Gavin Sempel, National Raw Comedy Finalist and SHKK alumni

Pre-Course: Online course access

Access the entire content on your phone or PC ahead of the course. This online course includes videos, activities and discussion to ensure you don't feel like a noob on day 1. Learn more, by clicking here.

Day 1: Sunday – The Basics, Finding Yourself, Joke Structure and Preparation

Introduction to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before launching into the deep end with your very own mini set. Then, it’s time to learn the ‘Normal-Normal-Twist’ technique and get your creative juices flowing!

Day 2: Monday – Generating Content and Building Confidence

Learn to gauge your audience and how to recognise and manage taboo topics while learning confidence building/fear smashing techniques. You’ll also get input on your set from our guest comedian.

Day 3: Tuesday – Delivery and Controlling a Room

Learn to write a strong open to your comedy set. Tonight students will also have the opportunity to refine some of their own writing, and learn about the open mic circuit, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and life after graduation with the returning alumnus. You'll also learn how to deal with a heckler.

Day 4: Wednesday – The Close and Graduation Preparation

Closing your set strong is this night's goal, as well as putting the extra polish on tomorrow night's graduation performance.

Day 5: Thursday – Graduation Night and Performance

The moment you have been working toward! Perform your stand-up comedy routine in front of family and friends, conquer your fears and perform alongside three professional stand-up comedians. Watch previous graduation videos by clicking here.

Post Course: Punchlines Comedy Club and Festivals

Graduates of the School of Hard Knock Knocks also get the opportunity to be paid to perform at the School of Hard Knock Knocks' own comedy room, Punchlines Comedy Club. What's more, the school produces shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as part of ‘The Best Of’ show. Be part of a life changing experience AND get paid in the process!

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