Welcome to Australia’s School of Stand up Comedy.
Since 2008, we’ve trained more men and women to be stand up comics, than all the other stand up schools combined. We’re the school, the others schools, gets their ideas 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. Our students are the most respected graduates in the country. Why? Results, that’s why. We didn’t become the #1 school in Australia because we were the easiest. We don’t write your jokes, we show you how to do it yourself and we don’t pay you before you have the experience, stage time and a solid 15-20 mins of tested material to sustain it.
Several of our graduates have made it to the top 3 in the Televised Raw Comedy Completions in Melbourne i.e Ivy Latimore, Billy D’arcy and Katie Burch (Melbourne Comedy Festival- we believe they were robbed, they should have won). Other graduates have performed and are regulars at The Comedy Store (Sydney), such as Billy D’arcy, WAKA and Andrew Barnett. Several have performed on (AGT) Australia’s Got Talent “ Bill Ledingham” and “JOE White” to name a few.
Other graduates have gone on to win 20 local and national comedy competitions and perform at every Comedy and Fringe Festival across the country. Some graduates like “ Joe White” have headlined and toured each major Australian city plus Canada and is a regular at the Comics lounge In Melb. He’s an occasional guest instructor for another Melbourne comedy school, which was also started by one of our former graduates as well as a special guest instructor at our Melb school.
Another one of our former graduates “Kevin Mcisaac”, has gone on to do several TV Commercials like Dimetapp and KFC and Frida Deguise, one of Australia’s first Muslim comedian, who now has her own traveling solo show. An extremely funny Japanese Comic named WAKA, tours Australia and Japan. Other Graduates to look out for are Jamal Abdul ( Raw Competition State Finalist & Stand up and be counted competition winner) , Michele Betts ( Picked up by A-list management shortly after graduating) and KABBA (A regularly featured Comic in shows, Corporate and Charity events). We’ve also been asked to supply comics and audiences for ‘Minute to win it’, Just for Laughs, Dave Hughes TV Show, ‘Family Feud’, ‘The Observer Effect’ (SBS), A new Fox studios production for Amazon Prime and ‘Studio 10’ and so on and so on. Heck, we’ve even trained one of TV’s Housewives of Melbourne (try to guess which one)
We don’t record and upload our graduates performing to Google, true professionals know that immediately dates their material and makes it old and unusable again. We only record our graduates, live in class, for training and review purposes, and then we record their actual live graduation show, which each student gets a professionally edited copy of the show for their own personal use. Also watching someone in a video clip is not the same as watching them live.
We do however, love and our very proud of the fact that other schools and some of our former students who have started their own schools, (The founder of School of Hard Knocks in Melb for example) study what we do and have gone on to make the Stand up comedy teaching industry, more structured and better organized. The fact that our students have gone on to start their own schools and even use some of our graduates to teach, means that after 9 years, we’re still the # 1 School in the country.
With locations in VIC/SYD/ACT/SA, this course was designed to take you step by step into the mind and world of the stand up comic. Some schools claim you can’t teach stand up comedy. Thats a myth. Stand up comedy is a method in it’s own right. That method can be taught (i.e Microphone technique, stage presence, delivery, timing etc etc) . Teaching someone to be funny is another thing altogether.
How does our school differ from other schools? Not only is our school the largest in the country, our instructors are from around the world, (USA/NZ/UK/Africa/Asia and Aus) we just don’t prepare you for your local area, 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.
Courses are now offered twice a year in VIC / ACT /SA and 5 times a year in Sydney. Note: Only 8 students per class. We prefer Quality over quantity.