Stand Up School Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra



Note: Australia's # 1 School of Stand up Comedy with locations in WA/SYD/VIC/QLD/ACT will close its Brisbane (Oct 2017) and Adelaide schools( Feb 2018). Thanks to the hundreds of students who have passed through our doors, and have gone on to make thousands of people laugh. We wish you all, lots more laughs and tons of success.  Special First Course deals of 2018. Get our Final Adelaide (Feb 18th-22nd-Be ready for the Adelaide Fringe Festival) and our next Melbourne (Feb 4th-8th-Be ready for the Melbourne Comedy Festival)  Course Seats for only $199.99 per person. Limited seats at this price so grab em fast! Our Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne Courses, will continue to run in 2018, so book in early with a deposit to secure your seat, or pay in full and receive up to $100 off the full course price


Welcome to Australia's  # 1 school of stand up comedy. Since 2008, we've trained more men and women to be stand up comics, then all the other stand up schools combined. We're the school, the others schools, gets their idea's from and that's because, we don't just run a school, we also own and operate comedy clubs in Sydney plus themed shows across the country. With locations in VIC/SYD/SA/QLD/ACT, this course was designed to take you step by step into the mind and world of the stand up comic.  Where our schools differ from other schools is, we just don't prepare you for your local area only, our curriculum prepares you for Local, National and International performances. The art of user friendly performances differ in Australia, USA, The UK and even Asia. Our Graduates have performed on Australia's Got Talent, been finalist in the Melbourne Raw Competitions, have taken 1st place in over 20 local and national comedy competitions, have headlined and /or performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth Festivals and so on and so on. Heck, we've even trained one of  TV's Housewives of Melbourne!  Due to popular demand across the country plus running comedy shows and rooms in Sydney, we've had to reduce our course frequency in 2017. Courses now offered only twice a year in VIC/ACT and 4 times a year ( 3 X 5 week Courses  ) in Sydney.  NEW for 2018: Lot's and Lot's of New Stuff, including longer and larger classes, more industry info, real time student video filming, more stage practice time and instructors! Keep reading!

Read what Time-out Mag in Melbourne says about our school

Read Donte's (Founder/Comic/Promoter) interview with TNT Mag

Our Full 5 Week  Sydney Course or our 5 Day Industry Course in  ACT/ Adelaide / Melb /  courses will cover and include:

  • Where and How to find and write great material
  • Step by step joke writing techniques
  • Fine tuning and sharpening your performance skills, Comedy Pitfalls & Traps.
  • Time saving tips on what to look-out for and avoid.
  • Educational vintage and current DVD footage of Comedians and classic stand up routines
  • Finding Your On Stage Persona, Stand up Tips and insider secrets, List of Comic Venues in Syd / Vic / SA / Brisb / Canberra to perfect your trade.
  • Footage of former graduates in action across Australia
  • Optional graduation performance 
  • Getting past your stage fear
  • Bombing on stage and why it's good
  • Our 5 plus 3 program ( 5 weeks/Days classroom Training and 2/3 live work experience gigs for graduates) 
  • 5 different stand up comedy shows to perfect your comedic styles (BonkerZ Comedy Clubs -Sydney, Adelaide & Perth Fringe 2018, Themed shows across the country i.e 20 Comics in 60 mins, 10 Comics for $10 bucks, Battle of the comic sexes etc etc  
  • Now you can select A Certificate of Completion or a Graduation Certificate. Choose your Grad Package Here
  • FREE Aus Comedy Discount Card. 2 for 1 tickets across Australia
  • Optional Professional Graduation Performance DVD
  • FREE  QLD/SA/VIC/SYD/ACT Open Mic Clubs and Competition booking Info
  • FREE  refreshments (Tea and Coffee) Syd/WA/VIC/QLD/SA/ACT
  • NEW for 2017 - We've added 2 1/2 hrs more to each course! Now over 15hrs (Longest in the country)
  • New for 2017 - More instructors from USA, NZ, Aus and The UK (Male and Female- Only 1 School offers this)
  • New for 2017 - In class filming and playback each day, to help improve and sharpen your skills instantly. (The first and only school to offer this)
  • New for 2017 - New locations in Canberra 
  • New for 2017 - Bring a Friend and Save Big Bucks!
  • NEW for 2017 - Larger Classes and More instructors
  • New for 2017- The CLC "It helps improve your memory"

Our New 1-day Intro to Stand up Comedy Course  

( Sydney)  includes:

  • A quick insight into Stand up Comedy
  • Quick writing tips to get you started
  • Proper mic etiquette and pointers to make sure you're always heard clearly
  •  Bombing on stage and why its good
  • Understanding the different Comedic Styles and where u will fit in
  • What is an assembly line comic?
  • What are the  several types of comedic performers?
  • $50 credit towards our complete course in Syd.
  •  Free refreshments (Tea and Coffee) Syd/VIC/ACT
  • Certificate of Completion

But wait, there's more ! Each student that completes the 5 Day or 5 Week complete course, now has the option of receiving just a certificate of completion or to perform live, in front of a paying audience. This performance will be taped and professionally edited into a DVD. This DVD can be used for promotional purposes to kick start your new or present career ! (Excludes Intro to stand up course) Click to see Grad Package

Hey, learning stand up can be funny, and fun but please be aware, the instructors take this industry very seriously, there will be homework, daily practice tips for home, several performances of your routine in class and a final exam plus live performances at graduation. Please check to see if this course won't conflict with your current work or school schedule and Commitments. If it does, we recommend not booking at this time. Best to wait till you have the time. If buying this course as a gift, please check to see if the person will have time needed to take this course.

Adelaides Final Course Ends Feb 18th, 2018

Sydney Star Bar Location ( The Next 1 day Crash course)  Intro to Stand up Course: Feb 17th, 2018 1pm-5pm 


Sydney Star Bar Location5 Week Complete Course New Year's Special  Deal $299.99: March 3rd - 31st, 2018 ONLY (1pm- 4pm Saturdays)


Sydney  Graduation Ceremonies -   April 8th, 2018 - Live Club Gig April 13th, 2018


Canberra   The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel Business Centre. Braddon- May 6th-10th, 2018 / New Years Special Offer -$299.99 Deal  5 Day Complete Course: 


Melbourne-$199.99 New Years Deal  5 Day Complete Course: PLATINUM APARTMENTS Business Centre   Feb 4th- 8th, 2018 with huge Graduation show on Feb 8th @ Cafe Bella. Booking now, limited seats remaining.  


Adelaide-$199.99 Deal  5 Day Complete Course:  Feb 18th-22nd ONLY 2018  Sun - Thursday  Final Adelaide 5 Day course ever. School closes in Adelaide Feb 22nd 2018

Adelaide Graduation Ceremony,  Feb 22nd Live Adelaide Fringe Gig

 Adelaide Graduation Ceremony,  Feb 22nd Live Adelaide Fringe Gig at Stamford Plaza


The Australian school of stand up comedy course runs in Sydney for 1 day Intro Course (Sat 1pm - 5pm)  or 5 Week Industry Course (Saturdays 1pm only)
Our Melbourne / Adelaide /  Canberra schools offer a 5 day complete Industry course (6:30-9:45pm Sun - Thur).(Gift vouchers for all courses / all cities available HERE) 

Cost: All 2018 prices

1 day course is $220.00  (Sydney).

New  for 2018: Bring a Friend Discounts

  Book    Sydney    


Sydney 5 Week New Year Deal: $299.99 (March 2018 only)

instant Visa/Mastercard/Paypal required to receive New Year Special price.No EFT

Regular Price-$499.99

 Book 5 week Course here


Canberra 5 Day Course

instant Visa/Mastercard/Paypal required to receive discounted price.No EFT

NEW Year Special Deal: $299.99 (May only)

Regular Price- $449.00

New  for 2018: Longer and Larger Courses, More instructors plus more! 

Incls Tea and   Coffee

Book Course Here


Melb  5 day Course

Special Deal-$199.99 (Feb only)

instant Visa/Mastercard/Paypal required to receive discounted price.No EFT

Regular Price-$499.00

New  for 2018: Longer and Larger Courses, More National and International instructors plus more! 

Incls Tea and Coffee



Adelaide FINAL  5 day Complete Course EVER

Special Deal -$199.99

instant Visa/Mastercard/Paypal required to receive discounted price.No EFT

Regular Price- $499.99

New  for 2018: Longer and Larger Courses, More instructors plus more! 

Incls Tea and Coffee




Book and pay early  (at least 3-6 weeks prior to start of class) to receive our early bird price savings of $50-$100.00 bucks off our regular course prices. These seats are limited and sell out fast. 

All courses include our 5 plus 3 program (3 - Gigs work experience + 5  Days Classroom

Option of a professional DVD of your first performance.

and all students receive  FREE  Comp Teas and Coffee



 5 days, plus live work experience gigs.

Note: Once booked, ALL Regular priced Comedy school bookings are NON-Transferable. Note: You must attend and be on time for all classes to eligible for graduation certificate and work experience. NOTE: Intro to stand up  comedy 1  day course does not include DVD or work experience.

Note. If you want to check out our graduates plus other guest comics performing live and talk to the instructors, be at the next graduation ceremony "Check our bookings page for next Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide/Brisb graduation dates". Admission $25.00 (on line price) or $30 at the door (open to the public but book early, Friends and Family fill the room up fast). "See new up and coming comics and loads of seasoned pro's special guest".

                                     Course Locations:

 Sydney  Star Bar Comedy Theatre 600 George Street  

 Melbourne - PLATINUM APARTMENTS Business Centre  45 Clarke St, Southbank VIC 3006 | Australia    

 Adelaide -Miller Business Centre, 16 Hindley St. City CBD.

 Canberra - The Capital Executive Apartment Hotel, 108 Northbourne Avenue, BRADDON. 

Phone 02 9547-2578 if u have questions about our courses or locations

          Australia's School of Stand Up Comedy Complete Course will show you:

  • The 11 steps of writing funny material
  • Step by step joke writing techniques.
  • How to polish your performance (7 industry secrets)
  • Avoiding the 5 major comedy pitfalls / traps
  • How to develop and market your own stage persona
  • What are the 7 types of comedic styles?
  • Bombing and why it's good for comics
  • The 4 types of performers (which are you?)
  • Educational vintage and current DVD footage of Comedians and classic stand up routines
  • Comedy tips and pointers to get your foot in door and keep it there!
  • List and supply contact details of All Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide/ Brisbane/ Perth Comedy Club Venues to practice and perfect your new or (old for some) trade.
  • DVD Footage of Former Graduates in Action across Australia!.
  • Instructions and tips from some of Sydneys/, Melbournes, Brisbanes Canberra and Adelaide's hottest award winning comics!
  •  Student Filming of your class performance and played back each day for study and on the spot improvement tips.

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