Learn stand-up comedy in Adelaide WITH Mickey D
JUNE 12 – 16, 2022
The Duke of Brunswick,
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.
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
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.
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
Mickey D - Celebrity Guest Comedian
Delhi Buoy – Returning Alumnus
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.
CONTACT US TODAY
Start your comedy journey today.
We are available to chat, any day of the week, via the chat button below or phone. Otherwise, we are contactable by email.
We currently hold workshops in the following capital cities:
Brisbane (Coming soon!)