Delhi Buoy - Raw Comedy - Hard Knock Knocks Comedy School Graduate

Hard Knock Knocks Alumni, Delhi Buoy, makes 2022 RAW National Finals

Delhi Buoy, the comedic alias of Indian-born, South Australian Chetan Singh, took out Runners Up at the Raw Comedy National Finals at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Alexandra Hudson from New South Wales and Bron Lewis from Queensland were awarded joint-winners, in a Raw Comedy first. He may not have won, but it was a hell of a journey, …

Jeremy Dooley - Hard Knock Knocks Comedy School

Graduate highlight: Jeremy Dooley

Each week the Hard Knock Knocks comedy school highlights one of our graduates from our Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney courses. This week, it’s Jeremy Dooley from Melbourne. Jeremy attended the Hard Knock Knocks Comedy School in early 2021, before gigging around Victoria – which would have been interstate if not for the timing of COVID! Hard Knocks Knocks was not Jeremy’s first …

Three Top Comedy Venues in Melbourne

Top 3 stand-up comedy clubs in Melbourne

Melbourne is undoubtedly the comedy capital of Australia. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival generates in excess $17 million Aussie dollarydoos, and more people watch a stand-up comedy show during the festival than attend the AFL Grand Final series. With those numbers, it’s surprising that there’s only three dedicated comedy clubs in Melbourne. But conveniently, they are located north, central and …

Random Words for Comedy

Creating new jokes with ‘Random Words’

Creating new jokes from scratch is one of the hardest parts of stand-up comedy. Our brains are hardwired for repetition, patterns, and habits. This is where random words can help. Using a random word generator helps our thinking jump two or more steps away from the obvious. And that’s where the humour can be found. Follow these steps: Step 1: …

School of Hard Knock Knocks graduates

Stand-up School Sends 27 to Raw

Australia runs one of the largest amateur stand-up comedy competitions – Raw Comedy. But don’t be fooled by the name. While the heat’s comic quality can be hit-or-miss, the grand final is world class. And competition is fierce! This is what 27 graduates of the School of Hard Knock Knocks have volunteered for. These budding comedians, from Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, …

Comedian pointing by Jena Friedman

A Guide to Melbourne’s Comedy Rooms

So you’re after a fun night out, and watching stand-up comedy in Melbourne is at the top of the list. Well, you’re in luck, because Melbourne, and its neighbouring inner suburbs, has some of the best comedy clubs, pubs and rooms in the world! Really! Lonely Planet writer, Tim Richards, ranks North Melbourne’s The Comic’s Lounge as the world’s number 7, …