Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne with gabe hogan


August 20, 21, 27 & 28 (Weekends)

The Rubber Chicken,
South Melbourne


12 spots

(Until early bird price ends)


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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.


PRICES:

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

School of Hard Knock Knocks graduates headshots

Students receive portrait head and body shots.

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.

Learn stand-up comedy in Melbourne in August

Kurt O'Brien
Kurt O'Brien
June 26, 2022.
Verified
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.
Verified
Such a great experience! Kind, welcoming, and professional, I left with real skills and comedy experience. And a whole lot of new friends.
James Busuttil
James Busuttil
June 24, 2022.
Verified
Awesome experience with a great crew and coaches
Trang Nguyen
Trang Nguyen
June 24, 2022.
Verified
Such a great comedy school that's been very well put together and genuine trainers! I went into the course as a complete beginner, and within 5-days, I had learnt the fundamentals to put together a 5-minute set and perform it publicly! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to start their stand-up comedy career, improve their speaking/presentation skills, challenge themselves or simply have fun!
Darren Bianchi
Darren Bianchi
May 27, 2022.
Verified
What a class! What a crew! What a Venue! What a night! What a buzz! Don't hesitate to take this master class.......
Ronak Narayan
Ronak Narayan
May 17, 2022.
Verified
It's been a couple of weeks now since I completed the comedy course and looking back I can honestly say it was a phenomenal experience. It has done wonders for my public confidence, and the pay-off of hearing an audience laughing at your jokes at the graduation is incomparable. The teachers are knowledgeable and helpful, and it's also a great way of making the right contacts in 'the industry'. For all of those wondering if they should take the leap, I highly recommend it!
Andrew Maraldo
Andrew Maraldo
May 2, 2022.
Verified
I've just completed my second ever set and couldn't have imagined doing it without this course. The course is a great combo of "go with the flow" and theory.
Ed Ferris
Ed Ferris
May 2, 2022.
Verified
A well thought out well delivered course presented by a knowledgeable team. If you’ve ever thought about trying stand-up, or just want to improve your public speaking, this is the course for you. I would recommend Hard Knock Knocks to anyone.
Tully'z Kitchen
Tully'z Kitchen
May 2, 2022.
Verified
Fantastic!! If you want to learn stand up comedy and want to have some seriously good training this is the place. Professional, inclusive, supportive and very organised.
Punchlines Comedy
Punchlines Comedy
May 2, 2022.
Verified
The Hard Knock Knocks has helped close to 500 new comedians get their feet onto a stage. It's from this pool of new talent that we watch for future stars, and put them on stage with famous headliners. When ever you attend a Punchlines Comedy show, there will always be a graduate of the Hard Knock Knocks supporting.


BONUS!

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

Comedian CJ FortunaThe resident comedy coach is responsible for developing our nervous nobodies into confident comedians. Comedian CJ Fortuna is one of the most skilled comedy performer, having performed on TV commercials, movies, stage and stand-up comedy – not to forget, although he’s prefer that you did, an appearance on Hey Hey, It’s Saturday’s ‘Red Faces‘. More recently, he’s starred in the stand-up comedy movie, The Heckler, the screwball comedy, Spin Out, won Best Actor at the Japanese Short Film Festival for Big City, and featured in a web series called Hactresses. You're in safe hands with CJ.

Gabe Hogan - Celebrity Guest Comedian

Gage Hogan ComedianComedian Brad Oakes is considered by many to be comedy royalty, and has over 30 years of stand-up comedy experience. Brad has performed on Australian classic comedy shows, which include The Comedy Company, Jimeoin, Full Frontal, and Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Brad also featured in the School of Hard Knock Knocks' comedy-drama, 'Is This Thing On?' Brad will also MC at the graduation, ensuring the audience is hot before the graduates perform. Learn more about Brad  by clicking here.

Dan Kappa – Returning Alumna

Dan Kappa

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.


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    We currently hold workshops in the following capital cities:

    Adelaide

    Melbourne

    Sydney

    Brisbane (Coming soon!)