Comedian Greg Fleet

Comedian Focus: Greg Fleet

How well do you know comedian Greg Fleet? Well, firstly did you know that he’s American?! Yup. ‘Fleety’, as his mates call him, was born in the United States, but he moved to Australia with his family when he was young. He also killed Daphne. Playing the character of Dave Summers on Neighbours in 1988, Fleety’s character ran Daphne Clarke …

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101: Tom Siegert – Fighting for Comedy

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Comedian Tom Siegert got his comedy spark at the Gershwin Room in St Kilda. His muse was the legendary comedian Greg Fleet. Today, Tom’s an established comedian in his own right, having performed on TV and at comedy festivals around Australia, as well as hosting his own podcast, Good Banter, with fellow comedian Evan Hocking. In this School of Hard …

Is This Thing On? The School of Hard Knock Knocks

Community funds comedy drama about learning stand-up

One part comedy, one part drama, and one part documentary, the Hard Knock Knocks comedy school has launched episode one and two of ‘Is This Thing On?‘, a show about learning stand-up comedy. The brainchild of the Hard Knock Knocks Comedy School co-founder, Morry Morgan, and partly funded by the Hard Knock Knocks alumni, this six-part, 30-minute TV show transforms …

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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 …

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Mickey D – Pain is just an emotion

The audio interview of this transcript of comedian Mickey D is available here. Steve Davis: Comedian Mickey D, welcome to the Hard Knock-Knocks’ podcast. Mickey D: Thanks very much for having me mate. Steve Davis: I’ve got to get one thing sorted. Mickey D: Yeah. Steve Davis: Mick Dwyer, Mickey D, what do you prefer? I don’t want to upset you. Mickey …

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Greg Fleet – The Accidental Comedian

The audio interview of this transcript is available here. Morry:              Greg Fleet is Australia’s bad boy of comedy. On stage and off, Fleety has made a name for himself for pushing the boundaries and living life to its fullest. TV, movies, theatre, breakfast radio, and 29 Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows later, it’s hard to imagine how he had time …

The Raw Story with Ben Horowitz

Comedian Ben Horowitz knows Raw Comedy well – he entered three times. His first brush with the amateur competition was in 2002, and although he did pick up two footy club gigs immediately after, he got no further. “The gig was huge,” says Ben reminiscing of his first brush with fame. “There were over 500 people in the audience, and …

055: Nikki Osborne – Go hard or go home

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Australian comedian Nikki Osborne not only sold out her first Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) show, but also managed to attract over 100,000 dollars of free, or ‘earned’, publicity for her show “On the Spectrum”. That was the good news. The bad news was she also endured an emotional onslaught for her show’s topic – autism. In this Hard Knock …

Laughter to make Australians more resilient

Never has there been more important time to laugh. News and social media are bombarding us with doomsday predictions, nuclear annihilation, and societal chaos. Not that the kids have noticed. The average kid between 3 and 6 will laugh around 400 to 600 time’s a day, whereas their ‘miserable’ parents only chuckle between 12 to 15 times. It’s not surprising …