Learn stand-up comedy in Adelaide WITH Mickey D


JUNE 12 – 16, 2022

The Duke of Brunswick,
Adelaide


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Learn stand-up comedy in Adelaide over 5-evenings from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from June 12 to 16, 2022. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, our complementary online course, video of your graduating performance, professional headshots for future marketing, and loads of one-on-one coaching from our resident comedy coach, Gerry Masi (aka Mad Dog Malcolm Cummins), our returning alumnus and RAW Comedy winner, Delhi Buoy, and guest comedy coach, Mickey D.


PRICES:

Student and Concession – $500 + GST

Early Bird – $600 + GST (before May 29 only)

Bring-a-Mate-Rate – $900 + GST (2 people)

Full Fee – $800 + GST

 

Pre-Course:  Online course access

Access the entire School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy curriculum ahead of the face-to-face course via your phone or PC. Narrated by the legendary comedian Greg Fleet, this online course includes videos examples, audio advice, activities and feedback to ensure you don't feel like a noob on day one. Learn more by clicking here.

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

Get introduced to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before jumping into the deep end with your very own mini comedy set. Then, it's time to learn the 'Normal-Normal-Twist' technique, and developing your own original jokes, before trialling them on stage and giving them a polish.

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, Mickey D, meet the other SHKK alumni and develop more of your original material.

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 Australian comedy festivals, such as Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, as well as life after graduation, with a visit from our returning alumnus, Delhi Buoy.

Day 4: Wednesday - The Close, Graduation Preparation and Photo Headshots

School of Hard Knock Knocks graduates headshots

Students receive portrait head and body shots.

Closing your set strong is this night's goal, as well as putting the extra polish on tomorrow night's graduation performance. You'll also model for professional headshots, that are vital for comedy event posters or even acting jobs!

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.

Learn stand-up comedy in Adelaide in June

Shaun Stevens
Shaun Stevens
December 25, 2022.
Morry & Brad made me feel extremely welcome on day one. Getting up and doing my first set was nerve racking but after doing it and getting laughs from the others in the course, I relaxed immediately. Jaryd Goundrey & Richard Stubbs were the comedy coaches during the week and I learnt so much from both of them. Tips, techniques and learning about the industry. The confidence I gained from the experience has been immense. Morry, as a facilitator, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the week. At the graduation performance, even though I was nervous, I remembered my whole set, which was an exhilarating experience. I’d been pushed by my wife & Jaryd Goundrey to do this course and I can’t recommend it enough for up and comers, professionals who need a tune-up with their skills or even newbies to the scene. Thanks for an exhilarating week and help with my performance. It’s re-ignited my passion for stand-up comedy as prior to this course, I had done one open mic. Since the course, myself and another of the alumnis have been going to open mic nights at the rubber chicken. I’ve loved learning about how to write stand up and the different styles of comedy. “10% of comedy is writing, the rest is rewriting” -Jeff Green Thanks again to Morry, Brad, Jaryd & Richard for everything! Here’s to bigger and better things for Shaun Stevens…..watch this space 😁😁😁
Aarti Vincent
Aarti Vincent
November 30, 2022.
Once you do the course you become a part of a wonderful supportive community of funny people who have each other’s back. The coaches are very giving. Brad shares the wealth of his knowledge even when he is not taking the class, basically he never stops teaching. Thank you, SHKK!
Shervin Amirtabar
Shervin Amirtabar
November 30, 2022.
It was a great experience to attend the comedy school! Met a lot of awesome people, learnt from the greatests and built up the confidence to perform. Highly recommend it to anyone who's thinking of giving stand up comedy a go!
Sarah Michaels
Sarah Michaels
November 6, 2022.
This course was def gave me the push I needed to get up on stage, I learnt so much in such a short time. This is only the beginning for me.
simon cawood
simon cawood
October 29, 2022.
Wether your new to stand up or have been doing it for a while it’s an awesome course
Karla Dondio
Karla Dondio
August 31, 2022.
Whether you are burning to do stand up or just want a fun challenge, I can’t recommend this course highly enough. CJ and Morry really understand comedy and provide an incredibly supportive environment. So many laughs and graduation is a hoot. Best thing I’ve done aside from giving birth to my three cats.
Antonie Ng
Antonie Ng
July 29, 2022.
Last night was bloody epic. Huge congratulations to myself and the fellow course graduates. A HUGE thank you to Christine and Morry for the guidance throughout, could not have done it without your guy’s support. Told all my mates about the course and experience, it was unreal. Thanks again team!!
Kurt O'Brien
Kurt O'Brien
June 26, 2022.
I recently completed the one week course in Melbourne. In just 5 days the team took me from someone without material, who wasn’t sure if I could be funny, too nervous to get on stage at an open mic to having a 5 minute set that I know is funny, tested on stage! I also now have the tools and methodology I need to write new material Really happy with the course, the instructors and also the great group of people that I met. A great way to start in comedy, when you don’t know how to start
Virginia Hollands
Virginia Hollands
June 25, 2022.
Such a great experience! Kind, welcoming, and professional, I left with real skills and comedy experience. And a whole lot of new friends.


BONUS!

Not only will you learn stand-up comedy in Adelaide, but you'll also get the opportunity to perform at the Rubber Chicken in Melbourne, as well as join other graduates to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, and Sydney Fringe festivals.

Meet Your Comedy Coaches

Gerry Masi - Resident Comedy Coach

Gerry Masi ComedianThe resident comedy coach is responsible for developing our nervous nobodies into confident comedians. And in this course, you kind of get two resident comedy coaches for the price of one! A wig, flairs, and a fake moustache, and Gerry Masi becomes Mad Dog Malcolm Cummings. Mad Dog is part crooner, part playboy, with a light splattering of sleaze. Together, he’s a hilarious 1970s character, that is all too familiar. Gerry will be sharing his comedy writing and character development throughout the course.

Mickey D - Celebrity Guest Comedian

Mickey D ComedianAustralian comedian Mickey D, aka Mick Dwyer, was a broke 17 year old when he stepped up on stage at Raw Comedy. Since then, he’s toured the world, conquering the UK, and been trained by the SAS. Mick is one dangerous comedian. Learn more about Mickey D by clicking here.

Delhi Buoy – Returning Alumnus

Comedian Delhi Buoy

At each course we invite a previous graduate (alumni) to perform at the Hard Knock Knocks graduation. In June it's Delhi Buoy, fresh from his incredible National RAW Comedy Grand Final at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. So not only will you learn stand-up comedy, you'll start to build a network of comedians who are already performing in the comedy circuit.


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    We currently hold workshops in the following capital cities:

    Adelaide

    Melbourne

    Sydney

    Brisbane (Coming soon!)