open mic versus curated comedy rooms

The difference between open mic and curated comedy rooms

Developing your comedy career requires a commitment to stage time. The Hard Knock Knocks comedy school is first to say rehearsal is vital to a successful comedy career. That’s why we encourage our graduates to produce their own comedy rooms. So what’s the difference between open mic and curated comedy rooms, and just as importantly, how do you get gigs? …

Alex Keen Comedian

Open Mic Comedy Rooms in Melbourne

Open mic comedy rooms in Melbourne have returned. However, not all rooms are ‘open mic’. Many are curated, meaning you need to have your name ‘on the bill’ before getting up. So reach out (probably via Facebook) before popping down to the following comedy rooms. Sadly, The Rubber Chicken comedy pub, which ran two true open mic nights has been …

Marshall Mullen Comedian

The Open Mic Comedy Rooms List – Sydney

(Updated 19 September, 2022) Practice is essential to a stand-up comedy career. Sure, the Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy course will allow you to hit the ground running, but even we acknowledge that it’s still no substitute for getting up on stage, trialling your material, and bombing – often. Here’s a regularly updated list of open mic comedy rooms in …

Kim Le Comedian

The Open Mic Comedy Rooms List – Adelaide

The Covid Crisis is over for South Australia, but sadly not all the open mic comedy rooms in Adelaide have reopened. Here’s the latest updated Adelaide open mic comedy nights as of October 30, 2020. If you know of other open mic comedy rooms in Adelaide, or can recommend an update, please contact us. MONDAYS Nothing TUESDAYS Cranker Comedy, Crown …

070: Kim Le – Complex cognitive comedy

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 Adelaide comedian Kim Le is one of those annoying high achievers. A qualified psychiatrist, Kim is also a blackbelt, speaks multiple languages, is an awarded keynote speaker, and now he’s excelling in stand-up comedy. He’s also a graduate of the School of Hard Knock Knocks and was the middle bracket at the most recent Adelaide graduation, alongside Glynn Nicholas …

057: Paul Sharplin – Jumping in the deep end of comedy

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Newcomers to comedy will enjoy this podcast, because we cover the early years of a comedian, which include those dreaded open mic nights, but also how to get onto a poster of a curated room. Paul also shares advice for how to move up the comedy ladder and perform at Melbourne’s top comedy club – the Comics’ Lounge. We also …