5 must watch Australian comedy web series

7 must watch Australian comedy web series

If there’s one thing that’s been great about lockdown, it’s that we’re all accustomed to watching shows on platforms other than free-to-air network TV. And this has opened up a whole world of alternative comedy, made by Aussies for Aussies. So what are the best Australian comedy web series to get us through lockdown – or awful summer programming on …

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 ‘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 …

Richard Stubbs - Comedy Poster

Photographic headshots now included in stand-up comedy course

Since January 2021, stand-up comedy students at the School of Hard Knock Knocks will each receive a photography package as part of the standard comedy course. Photographer and former graduate of the School of Hard Knock Knocks, Adam Sparnon, has been shooting headshots and body shot photos at each course which are vital for comedy posters, particularly with the comedy …

Community funds comedy drama about learning stand-up

One part comedy, one part drama, and one part documentary, the Hard Knock Knocks comedy school 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 Hard Knock Knocks alumni, this six-part, 30-minute TV show transforms ten budding stand-up comedians into …

funniest knock knock joke

What is the funniest knock knock joke?

The School of Hard Knock Knocks has some of the funniest Australian stand-up comedians who coach our comedy courses. Yet ironically these comedy legends are not experts in writing knock knock jokes. Not that we teach them – they are more suitable as ‘Dad Jokes’. That being said, the School of Hard Knock Knocks is often asked, “what IS the …

Australia's funniest stand-up comedian

Stand-up comedy school hires Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians

Some of the Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians coach the School of Hard Knock Knocks comedy courses around Australia. Actually, that’s not entirely true. We also have funny Brits (Jeff Green and Glynn Nicholas), Japanese (Mayumi Nobetsu) and did you know that Greg Fleet is actually an American?! These hilarious comics provide advice, give feedback, and share their comedic journeys. They …

School of Hard Knock Knocks graduates

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 …

Comedian, Dilruk Jayasinha, Wins Logie Award

Comedian and actor, Dilruk Jayasinha, has taken out the ‘Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent’, at the 2018 Logie Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, beating out dramatic actors, including two from ‘Home and Away’. Dilruk, whose Twitter account (@Dilrukj) went on radio silence, later resurfaced on Channel 9’s YouTube channel, apologising for not thanking the voters …