087: Fady Kassab – Winning Raw Comedy from the back of his head

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Comedian Fady Kassab has a secret to winning Raw Comedy. The 2019 Raw Comedy winner used advice from John Lennon and George Carlin, even though he thought he’d be disqualified in the first heat. He spoke from the ‘back of his head’, and performed what he wanted to say, rather than thinking what people would find funny.

In this Hard Knock Knocks podcast, host Steve Davis, talks to comedian Fady Kassab about growing up in Lebanon, starting his comedy career in his 40s, how clean comedy forced him to be more creative, and how speaking from the heart ultimately resonates – particularly with Raw Comedy judges.

And if you’d like to know more about entering (and possibly winning) Raw Comedy, click here. The Hard Knock knocks has a history of Raw Comedy State and National Finalists, including Gavin Sempel, who came Runner Up at the 2017 Raw Comedy National Grand Final. If you’re interested in kick starting your stand-up comedy career, or polishing your act ahead of Raw Comedy, then join our upcoming stand-up comedy courses in Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney.

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