Learn Stand Up Comedy at The Forresters

Learn Stand Up Comedy

Thursday February 7, 2019

THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCK KNOCKS (SHKK) 5-evening stand-up comedy course runs from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, from February 3 to 7, 2019. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from an 18-year comedy veteran, Ben Horowitz, as well as our guest comedians.

Tickets from $440 available here

Day 1: Sunday – The Basics & Joke Structure (with Ben Horowitz)
Meet the rest of the students, perform two-minutes of stand-up, and learn comedy writing techniques, like ‘Normal-Normal-Twist’.

Day 2: Monday – Preparation & Generating Content (with Guest Comedian)
Understand your A.U.D.I.E.N.C.E. and develop content through creative writing techniques. We’ll also teach you how to write taboo jokes.

Day 3: Tuesday – Building Confident & Delivery (with returning alumnus, Stacy Martin)
Build your confidence through body language and eye contact. Also, learn how to use volume, tone, speed, and pauses to great affect.

Day 4: Wednesday – Controlling a Room & The Close (with Ben Horowitz)
Practice delivering your set as well as building skills to deal with the dreaded (or welcomed) heckler before polishing a strong close to your set ready for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.

Day 5: Thursday – Graduation Night and Performance
(with Ben Horowitz, Stacey Martin, and our guest comedian)
The moment you have been working toward! Perform your stand-up comedy routine in front of family and friends, conquer your fears and perform alongside our guest comedians.