Comedian Wayne Deakin

098: Wayne Deakin – Overcoming the wilful ignorance in comedy

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When you start out in comedy, you’re looking for stuff that is funny. When you get good, you find stuff you want to talk about, and make that funny. So says comedian Wayne Deakin. Wayne is a 20 plus year veteran of stand-up comedy, and has performed in London, New York, Las Vegas, Montreal, and all over Australia. He’s also …

Teach Stand-up Comedy with Ben Horowitz

Can you teach someone how to be funny?

Can you teach someone how to be funny?  Theoretically, yes. The funny bone is not a womb. It’s not present in some people, but not in others. However, there is a definite pre-existing condition that gives a clear indication, like height for a jockey or basketballer, that a career in comedy is more likely.  So what is that condition that …

088: Marty Bright – Optimism and being easy to work with

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Australian comedian Marty Bright is an optimistic, childish ‘silly-billy’, which makes him a rarity in stand-up – often the domain of the serious cynic. He’s also one of the most well travelled Australian stand-up comedians we’ve interviewed. In this Hard Knock Knocks podcast host Steve Davis probes Marty about performing at the Comedy Store in LA, the Comic Strip in …

Jeff Green Comedian

Jeff Green – Building a comedy career, twice!

Listen to the audio interview of British comedian Jeff Green by clicking here. Morry Morgan: Jeff Green. Thank you very much for your time today. Jeff Green: Hello Morry. Well, we know each other anyway, because I’ve done some mentoring for some of your Hard Knock Knock participants and have done a couple of your gigs and I’ve got some …