Comedian Katie Burch

100: Katie Burch – Avoiding the waffle and being cruel

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Comedian Katie Burch didn’t want to work at NASA or work towards world peace. She wanted to be a comedian, and a dark comedian at that. In this 100th episode of the School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast, host Steve Davis chats with former National RAW Comedy Finalist Katie Burch about what it takes to be a successful comedian, her …

073: Mick Meredith – From The Footy Show to Comedy Cruises

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It was a stand-up comedy course, and a dare from a mate, that got Mick Meredith started in comedy. One moment a Sydney muso playing bass, the next Mick was a successful stand-up comedian. Soon after he struck it big with a regular spot on Nine Network’s The Footy Show. In this Hard Knock Knocks podcast you’ll learn how Mick …

065: Rik Roberts – Comedy under Christian constraints

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Rik Roberts runs the School of Laughs. But not in Australia. Rik is Kentucky born and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, which will explain our two contrasting accents. As you can guess, like the School of Hard Knock Knocks, the School of Laughs is a stand-up comedy school. That’s where the similarities end. Rik, in contrast to just about all of …

063: Chris Wainhouse – Dark humour and the importance of taboos

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New Zealand born, Brisbane raised, and globally travelled, Chris Wainhouse, has been in the comedy game for over 20 years. The son of a fundamental Christian mother, it should come as no surprise for those that know Chris’s material, that his views are somewhat different – after all, he called his most recent Melbourne International Comedy Festival show (MICF) ‘The …