Stand Up School



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. With locations in VIC/SYD/SA/QLD/ACT/WA, 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. 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 SA/VIC/ACT/QLD/WA and 4 times a year ( 2 X 5 week Course and 2 X 5 day course ) in Sydney.  NEW for 2017: Lot's and Lot's of New Stuff, including longer and larger classes, more industry info, 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 day or 5 week Sydney Course or our 5 Day Industry Course in  ACT/ Adelaide / Melb / Brisb / Perth 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 /Perth / Canberra to perfect your trade.
  • Footage of former graduates in action across Australia
  • Professional DVD of your graduation performance (Free of Charge)
  • Getting past your stage fear
  • Bombing on stage and why it's good
  • Our 5 plus 3 program ( 5 weeks 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 2017, Themed shows in Melbourne, 20 Comics  SA/WA and Fitzys Funnies  and Hotel HQ Brisbane)
  • FREE Aus Comedy Discount Card. 2 for 1 tickets across Australia
  • FREE 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, 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 and Perth
  • New for 2017 - 5 Day complete course now in Sydney
  • New for 2017 - Bring a Friend and Save Big Bucks!
  • NEW for 2017 - Larger Classes and More instructors

Our New 1-day Intro to Stand up Comedy Course  (Perth and 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, SA / Brisb/Perth/ or Melb
  • FREE Aus Comedy Discount Card. 2 for 1 tickets across Australia
  •  Free refreshments (Tea and Coffee) Syd/WA/VIC/QLD/SA/ACT

But wait, there's more ! Each student that completes the 5 Day or 5 week complete course will perform live, in front of a paying audience. This performance will be taped and professionally edited into a DVD ($100 value Free of Charge). This DVD can be used for promotional purposes to kick start your new or present career ! (Excludes Intro to stand up course)

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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.

Next 2017 Course dates:

Sydney Star Bar Location (1 day)  Intro to Stand up Course: Feb 11th, 2017 1pm-5pm

Star Bar Location - 5 week Complete Course:  Sat , March 4th - April 1st 2017  (1pm- 4pm course-)

Star Bar Location5 Day Complete Course: Sun, June 25th - Thur

29th, 2017  (6:30pm- 10pm weeknight course-)

Sydney  Graduation Ceremonies -    April 2nd, 2017 and June 29th, 2017

Canberra   The Griffin Centre- April 30th- May 4th and Sept 10th -14th

NEW Canberra Location Now Running- 5 day complete industry course

Melbourne 5 Day Complete Course: June 11th - 15th OR Nov 5th - 9th, 2017  Sun-Thur  6:30pm-9:30pm /  Melb Graduation Ceremony, June 15th , 7:30pm

Adelaide  5 Day Complete Course:  Feb 19th- 23rd OR July 23rd-27th, 2017  Sun - Thursday  6:30pm-9:30pm  

Adelaide Graduation Ceremony,  Feb 23rd or July 27th, 2017 

PERTH -  5 Day Complete Course- Feb 12th-16th, 2017- Grad nite Feb 16th  w/ Live Perth Festival Gig @ Metro Concert City 6:30pm

Brisbane  5 Day Complete Course:  May 14th - 18th OR  OCT 15th -19th, 2017  Sun - Thursday  6:30pm-9:30pm  Graduation Ceremony,  May 18th. Live Gig at Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel plus 2 more!   


The Australian school of stand up comedy course runs in Sydney/ Perth for 1 day (Sat 1pm - 5pm) /  5 weeks (Saturdays 1pm - 4pm) or 5 Days (Sun-Thur Nights)
6:30-9:30pm or 1 day Intro course  . Our Melbourne / Adelaide / Brisbane / Canberra / Perth schools offer a 5 day complete Industry course (6:30-9:30pm Sun - Thur).(Gift vouchers for all courses / all cities available HERE) 

Cost: All 2017 prices

1 day course is $220.00  (Sydney/ACT). Perth $235

New  for 2016: Bring a Friend Discounts


Sydney 5 week Course

Early Bird-$399.99 (SYD)

Regular Price-$499.99


Sydney 5 Day Course


Early Bird-$399.99 (SYD)


Regular Price-$499.99


Canberra 5 Day Course

Early Bird-$374.99

Regular Price- $449.00

New  for 2017: Longer and Larger Courses, More instructors plus more! 

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Melb  5 day Course

Early Bird-$419.99

Regular Price-$499.99

New  for 2017: Longer and Larger Courses, More instructors plus more! 

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1 day course is $235.00  

5 day Course

Early Bird-$394.99

 Regular Price- $470.00

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

Includes : Live Perth Festival 2017 Gig


Adelaide  5 day Complete Course

Early Bird-$399.99

Regular Price- $459.99

New  for 2017: Longer and Larger Courses, More instructors plus more! 

Incls Tea and Coffee


Brisb  5 day Course- includes live Qld/Syd Gigs

Early Bird-$374.99

Regular Price-$439.99

Early booking discounts:

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 (excluding our 1 day courses) include our 5 plus 3 program (3 - Gigs work experience + 5  Days / Weeks Classroom

Free DVD of your first performance

and all students receive a FREE Aus Comedy Discount Card plus Comp Teas and Coffee



 5 days, plus live work experience gig at the Adelaide Fringe  or Perth Fest 2017. Coming soon Canberra Comedy festival

Note: Once booked, ALL Regular priced Comedy school bookings are transferable once only to the very next course (excludes WA and Intro course) in case you can't attend and need to change dates. At-least 7 Days prior notice must be given or all course fees are  forfeited. Discounted Early bird prices are not 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 / Perth graduation dates". Admission $25.00 (on line price) or $35 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 - Ether Conference Centre 265-281  Little Bourke St (CBD -VIC) or Adelaide -Miller Business Centre, Hindley St. City CBD. Brisbane-Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel 193-197 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000. Canberra - The Griffin Centre G.07/20 Genge Street CANBERRA. Perth - PENSIONE HOTEL 70 Pier Street Perth

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, Perth 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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