Open Mic Comedy Melbourne

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 …

Five qualities of a successful stand-up comedian

5 qualities of a successful stand-up comedian

The Hard Knock Knocks comedy school is now in its ninth year. Since it’s founding in 2016, over 700 bucket list tickers, key note speakers and comedians of the future have completed our five night comedy course. Many graduates have gone on to win comedy competitions, including Raw Comedy, and even become full time professional comedians. With so many alumni, …

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? …

How can I learn stand-up comedy?

How can I learn stand-up comedy?

If you’re wondering “how can I learn stand-up comedy?”, then take a leaf out of Jeff Green and Eddie Izzard’s book. Both kicked off their stand-up comedy careers by attending a stand-up comedy course in London. Whoopy Goldberg got coached by comedy school trainer, Greg Dean. And Hard Knock Knocks resident comedy coach, Brad Oakes, has coached some of Australia’s …

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 …