Not many teenagers know what they want to be in life. And if they do, they most certainly don’t declare to the world they want to be a stand-up comedian. But to the horror of his high school careers counsellor, that’s exactly what Ben McCarthy did. With a little bit of serendipity, and a single focus to get up on stage, Ben, now aged 21, has already performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) and completed a comedy tour of Australia.
In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode you’ll learn why Ben embraces bombing on stage, how he writes new material, and how random chances turned into an Australia wide tour. His story, while very fresh, is inspirational.
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