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Life on the Australian comedy circuit

The Australian comedy circuit is tough. Unlike the US, where large comedy-club-supporting cities are separated by a few hours drive, it can take a day, or longer to get to the next audience in Oz. Worst still, these towns (yes, normally towns), are not linked by air, but by long, boring single lane roads and zero visual inspiration. How to …

Comedian Gavin Sempel

Gavin Sempel – The hard road to Raw Comedy

The audio interview of this transcript with Gavin Sempel is available here. Morry: Comedian Gavin Sempel is one of the hardest working new comics in Australia. At the age of 18, in March 2016, Gavin Sempel began his stand up comedy career by enrolling in the very first Hard Knock Knocks course. Two years later, almost to the day, he’s …

071: Michel Connell – The intellectual’s comedian

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You can’t say a bad thing about Australian comedian Michael Connell. He’s quite possibly the nicest guy in stand-up comedy, if not the world. He’s also got an incredible intellect, and he juggles, which makes him a formidable comedian. In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode comedian Michael Connell talks about his achievements in Class Clowns, Australia’s Got …

013: The Nelson Twins – Double trouble from Walbundrie to China

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You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Well, that’s a bit unfair. They might look alike, but as you’ll hear in this Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode, Australian comedians, The Nelson Twins, as they’re known on the comedy circuit and Australia’s Got Talent, have quite differing personalities, and tastes in women! Starting out in the little town of Walbundrie, New …