002: Tim Ferguson – How abusing audiences in Canberra can lead to stardom

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002: Tim Ferguson - How abusing audiences in Canberra can lead to stardom

Australian comedian Tim Ferguson has taken his abusive style of comedy from the streets of Canberra to New York and London. He is, of course, one-third of the Doug Anthony All Stars. Back in Australia, and still performing, Tim also teaches comedy writing at the New York University, the Australian Film Radio & Television School, NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), and through his own company, The Cheeky Monkey.

In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast host Morry Morgan talks to comedian Tim Ferguson about prostitutes, abusing audiences, and what’s at the heart of all comedy. Morry also confesses to being a fanboy and almost being ‘bullied’ by Tim at university.

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