Raw Comedy - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

How do you enter Raw Comedy in 2024?

Are you thinking to enter Raw Comedy in 2024? Registrations ARE NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE. Got no idea what Raw Comedy is?  Well, what you should know is that Raw Comedy is Australia’s largest amateur comedy competition for, well, raw comedians. And by ‘raw’ the competition’s organisers mean you’ve not earned more than $500 total from comedy – ever. In …

Melbourne International Comedy Festival - School of Hard Knock Knocks

How do you perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) in 2024?

Photo: Eddie PerfectPhoto Credit: Melbourne International Comedy Festival / Jim Lee Photo So how do you get to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) in 2024? Is it invite only? Do you need to know the mayor? Is a bribe required? The good news for Australians and New Zealanders is that anyone can perform – without a bribe. …

Jeff Green comedian

Comedian Focus: Jeff Green

How well do you know comedian Jeff Green? Well did you know that for the 1994 Perrier Awards, one of the highest achievements in comedy, Jeff was narrowly pipped at the post by Aussies Lano & Woodley? This only spurred him on. In 1996 Jeff appeared on his own stand-up show Jeff Green Live, recorded London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, and consequently shown …

Delhi Buoy - Raw Comedy - Hard Knock Knocks Comedy School Graduate

Hard Knock Knocks Alumni, Delhi Buoy, makes RAW Comedy National Finals

Delhi Buoy, the comedic alias of Indian-born South Australian, Chetan Singh, took out Runners Up at the Raw Comedy National Finals at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Alexandra Hudson from New South Wales and Bron Lewis from Queensland were awarded joint-winners. The double act was a Raw Comedy first. He may not have taken gold, but it was a …

Suburban Footballer - Tom Siegert

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 …

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 …

The Rubber Chicken - stand-up comedy and live music venue in South Melbourne

Comedy school builds comedy hub in South Melbourne

There’s a new stand-up comedy venue in Melbourne, and it’s ‘south of the river’! It’s the ‘The Rubber Chicken‘, and it aims to be Australia’s first comedy hub. Those familiar with Melbourne’s comedy scene will recognise the names of comedy disruptor, Morry Morgan. Since 2016, the Morry has been helping build Melbourne’s stand-up comedy industry, first with his stand-up comedy …

Ben Horowitz and Morry Morgan - School of Hard Knock Knocks

The Stand-up Comedy Disruptors proving you can teach stand-up comedy

When it comes to becoming a stand-up comedian, not much has changed in the last 30 years. Turn up to a pub that runs an open mic night. Perform five minutes of embarrassing jokes. Then repeat. Do that for three or four years, night after night, and you might have a shot at the big time. Maybe. That’s how Christine …

Richard Stubbs - Comedy Poster

Photographic headshots now included in stand-up comedy course

Since January 2021, stand-up comedy students at the School of Hard Knock Knocks will each receive a photography package as part of the standard comedy course. Photographer and former graduate of the School of Hard Knock Knocks, Adam Sparnon, has been shooting headshots and body shot photos at each course which are vital for comedy posters, particularly with the comedy …