Australia’s School of Stand up Comedy. Now Booking our Aus School of Stand up Comedy Sydney Courses for 2024.  Sign up Bonuses plus Cash Back!

Welcome to Australia’s School of Stand up Comedy!

We would like to thank the over 1400+ students, venues, conference centers, festivals, promoters and comedians who have supported and work with our school for over 14 years, across the country and of course, the students who have trained, and performed in our classes and comedy clubs in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Over the last 14 years, our graduates have gone on to perform at hundreds of venues across the country. Most students, after graduation, hit the open mic and comedy club scene and for their first 2 -3 gigs, they invite an average of 2-3 paying guest, who buy tickets, drinks, meals and play pokies etc, which has helped contribute thousands of dollars to help sustain the industry, across the country. ( Both open mic and professional comedy rooms, a lot of our graduates have performed in both), We’re very proud of that, as well as, training and introducing a whole new line up of undiscovered comedic talent to the comedy scene. We’ve had several graduates perform on AGT, SBS, TV Commercials and 3 Graduates who made the top 3 in the Melb Televised Raw Comedy Competitions. (See below for a list of just a few of our amazing graduates). We’re also happy that some of our graduates, have even gone on to start their very own schools, such as the founders of Melbourne’s “School of Hard Knock Knocks” and ” Sydney’s Comedy School, they are both former graduates of Australia’s School of Stand up Comedy. New for 2024 our ” The earlier you book, the more you save” booking system plus our Bonus Joke writing tools with our Bonus Package which includes both (Custom Aus Comedy School Joke Note Book and Pen Set and a Copy of our # 1 Best seller “So u wanna be a stand up Comic?- 15 things to do before or during. in 2024 we’re adding to our course curriculums: The question of money in stand-up comedy. Who, what, when and how much and Festivals, to do or not to do. Pros and cons and how to do them successfully + 3 things that guarantee Promoters/Club Owners will give you more spots Comic Branding (My name is my fame) plus don’t forget, for those of you who want to test the waters first, we’ve launched our first online comedy course “Intro to Stand up Comedy” 

Thanks again to everyone who has passed through our doors in the last 12 years and to all the club owners, Professional Comedian guest instructors, promoters, hotels and conference rooms, who have assisted and allowed us to train and perform at your venues and to the students, who, without them, there wouldn’t have been an Aus School of Stand up Comedy



Lots of great things, happening in 2023 including the release of Our New online Intro Course and  Stand up comedy books    Keep reading and hope to see u in class!

Want the ins and outs of the biz before you take the comedy leap? Check out Donte’s new books

“So you wanna be a Stand up Comic?”

“15 things to consider before and during”



” How not to lose money at Fringe and Comedy Festivals”

Money saving tips from the owner of BonkerZ Comedy Clubs and Aus School of Stand up Comedy with tips and pointers from several Australian Comics and Promoters!

Click here to get your copies. Delivered or pick up in class.


Now with 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!


Complete Industry Comedy Course:

  • Where and How to find and write great material
  • 3 things that guarantee Promoters/Club Owners will give you more spots (New for 2024)
  • Step by step joke writing techniques
  • Fine tuning and sharpening your performance skills, Comedy Pitfalls & Traps.
  • Proper mic etiquette and pointers to make sure you’re always heard clearly
  • Branding (How important is it and how to increase it for free)  New for 2024
  • Avoiding the 5 major comedy pitfalls / traps
  • Educational vintage and current DVD footage of Comedians and classic stand up routines
  • Improv vs Stand up. Pros & Cons and exercises to help master them both
  • Finding Your On Stage Persona, Stand up Tips and insider secrets, List of Comic Venues in Syd / Vic / Canberra to perfect your trade.
  • Understanding the different Comedic Styles and where u will fit in
  • What is an assembly line comic?
  • Comedy tips and pointers to get your foot in door and keep it there!
  • What are the  several types of comedic performers?
  •  What are comics paid? (New for 2024)
  • Pros and Cons of festivals (New for 2024)
  • How to guarantee promoters will give you more spots at their venues (New for 2023)
  • Simple methods to get your name out there. Branding (New for 2023)
  • 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 ( 4/5 Days classroom Training and 2/3 live work experience gigs for graduates)
  • 5 different stand up comedy shows to perfect your comedic styles (BonkerZ and $10 Dollar 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
  • Instructions and tips from some of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide’s hottest award winning comics and Show Promoters who work with each student from Day 1 until Graduation show. Our guest comics don’t just show up a grad night to perform!
  • Now you can select A Certificate of Completion (if U only want to learn the theory) or a Graduation Certificate (If u want to perform live with work experience)Choose your Grad Package Here
  • Optional Professional Graduation Performance on DVD or USB
  • FREE  VIC/SYD/ACT/SA Open Mic Clubs and Competition booking Info
  • FREE refreshments (Tea and Coffee) SYD/VIC/ACT/SA
  • New – We’ve added 2 1/2 hrs more to each course! Now over 15hrs (Longest in the country with grad pack)
  • New – More instructors from USA, NZ, Aus and The UK (Male and Female over 35 Total years of experience- Only 1 School offers this)
  • New – In class filming and playback each day, to help improve and sharpen your skills instantly. (The first and only school to offer this)
  • New – Smaller Classes and More instructors
  • New – The JHC “It helps improve your memory”
  • We highly recommend performing at graduation, it will be the most supportive and best audience you will have to start off. 

All Complete Industry Comedy Courses include our 5 plus 3 program (2-3 Live Club Gigs in our established Sydney Comedy Clubs + 4 or 5 Days Classroom)

Option of a professional DVD or USB of your first performance.

Note: Once Dates are confirmed, courses are non-refundable but can be transferred to another date within 2024. No refunds  with change of mind, no show or pulling out of class. 

You must attend and be on time for all classes to eligible for graduation certificate and work experience. Arriving the first day with your assigned homework assignment is imperative.

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.

Click here for Graduation Show tickets and Info.

It’s 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 guests”.

But wait, there’s more !

Each student that completes the complete course, now has the option of receiving just a certificate of completion or to perform live (several times), in front of a paying audience. This performance will be recorded and a download link will be provided. This performance 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. We don’t recommend showing up the first day without your assigned Homework assignment, we will just send you home to return the next day. Our main objective is to make you the best comic we can, we make it fun but we’re not Club Med and because of this, our grads are the who’s who on the comedy scene NOTE: We don’t write your jokes for you or offer to pay you before you have paid your dues with lots of stage experience and practice.

Please check to see if this course won’t conflict with your current work or school schedule or other Commitments and make sure you’re able to be flexible with your course dates, incase we have to move or cancel a class due to gov shutdowns or low student numbers. If it does, we recommend not booking at this time. Best to wait till you have the time. To received Grad Certificates and Work Experience gigs, you must attend all; classes If buying this course as a gift, please check to see if the person will have time needed to take this course.

Check Course Dates & Book Now – Sydney


1-day Intro to Stand up Comedy Course (live-Sydney Only) or Online:

  • A quick insight into Stand up Comedy
  • What’s a comic set? How long should it be to start?
  • Proper mic etiquette and pointers to make sure you’re always heard clearly
  • Bombing on stage. What is it? And why it’s good?
  • Understanding the different Comedic Styles and where u will fit in
  • What is an assembly line comic?
  • What are the building blocks of writing joke

NOTE: Intro to stand up comedy 1 day course does not include DVD or work experience.

Check Course Dates & Book Now –  Sydney Intro to Stand Up Comedy Course

Intro to Stand up Comedy 101 Online Course- Click here


Course Locations:

1st Location: Sydney (Sun-Thur / 6:30pm-9:30pm) – Veriu Green Square Hotel  18 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria, NSW (150m From Green Square Train Station

2nd Location: Sydney (Sat / 1pm-4pm)- Scruffy Murphy’s-43-57 Goulburn St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Phone 0478898343 if u have questions about our courses or locations

Got questions about the school or courses? Click Here for the FAQ

To Book a Course – Click Here

To Book Graduation Ceremony Tickets – Click Here