Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne with gabe hogan
August 20, 21, 27 & 28 (Weekends)
Only 4 spots left!
(Until early bird price ends)
Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne over 4 afternoons on August 20, 21, 27 and 28 starting at 2pm and finishing at 6pm. You’ll get the Hard Knock Knocks 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, CJ Fortuna, our returning alumnus, Dan Kappa, and guest comedy coach, Gabe Hogan.
Student and Concession – $500 + GST
Early Bird – $600 + GST (before August 6 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: Saturday 20 August (2pm - 6pm) – The Basics, Finding Yourself, Joke Structure and Preparation
Introduction to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before launching into the deep end with your very own mini set. Then, it’s time to learn the ‘Normal-Normal-Twist’ technique and get your creative juices flowing! You'll also learn the secret to building confidence.
Day 2: Sunday 21 August (2pm - 6pm) – Delivery and Controlling a Room
This day is about Delivery and Controlling a Room. You'll start to use Volume. Tone, Speed and Pauses. You'll also get introduced to the comedy industry as a new comer from our alumnus, Dan Kappa.
Day 3: Saturday 27 August (2pm - 6pm) – Body Language, the Close and Headshots
You'll be learning to control your body language, make a strong close, and also have headshots taken for your very own marketing posters. And you'll have loads of feedback from our comedy coaches in preparation for tomorrow's graduation.
Day 4: Sunday 28 August (2pm - 6pm) – The Graduation
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 professional stand-up comedians. Watch previous graduation videos by clicking here.
Post Course: Punchlines Comedy Club and Festivals
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 Melbourne, but you'll also get the opportunity to perform at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Sydney Fringe Festival as part of ‘The Best Of’ show, produced every year. Be part of a life changing experience AND get paid for the privilege!
Meet Your Comedy Coaches
CJ Fortuna - Resident Comedy Coach
Gabe Hogan - Celebrity Guest Comedian
Dan Kappa – Returning Alumnus
At each course we invite a previous graduate (alumni) to perform at the Hard Knock Knocks graduation. In August it's Dan Kappa, who'll also be providing insights into the open mic comedy circuit, how to network within the comedy industry, and comedy advice post-graduation. So not only will you learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne, 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!)