Who are we?

The Hard Knock Knocks is Australia's own stand-up comedy school, with stand-up comedy classes run across Australia, and our head quarters in South Melbourne.

Founded in 2016 by Morry Morgan and Ben Horowitz, the comedy school has featured on Channel 9's 'Travel Guides' as well as on Apple TV's  comedy drama, 'Is This Thing On?'.

The Hard Knock Knocks comedy school has been helping keynote speakers, bucket list tickers and budding comedians develop stand-up comedy skills. This is accomplished through monthly hands-on, evening workshops and our own online course, which combines adult learning techniques, mentoring from veteran stand-up comedians, and loads of practice. Our mentors have included Steve Hughes, Richard Stubbs, Matt Okine, Jeff Green, Chris Franklin, and Dave O'Neil, just to name a few.

Upon graduation, the school helps graduates continue their journey by producing the ‘The Best Of’ festival shows, at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) and Sydney Fringe Festival. The school also runs a regular paid shows featuring professional comedians alongside the best of the Hard Knock Knocks graduates.

Want to know more about the School of Hard Knock Knocks? Call us on 1300 06 8882 or send us a message.


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