INTRODUCING OUR LATEST RESIDENT TEACHER – CHRISTINE BASIL. Christine Basil has an incredible resume of writing and performing comedy and is your teacher over the five day course from Sunday 22 to Thursday 26 of April, from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, 2018. You’ll get the SHKK comedy manual, video of your graduating performance, and lots of coaching from veteran of the comedy circuit, Christine Basil, as well as School of Hard Knock Knocks co-founder, Ben Horowitz, and alumna, Nataliya Shkuratova.
Day 1 – Sunday: The Basics & Joke Structure
Introduction to the basics of stand-up comedy and the jargon of the comedic industry before launching into joke structure and developing your very own set.
Day 2 – Monday: Preparation & Generating Content (with Nataliya Shkuratova)
Learn to understand your audience, recognise taboo topics and create your own original and funny material.
Day 3 – Tuesday: Building Confidence & Delivery
Gain confidence and start to modify your delivery to build tension, energy, and polish your story telling technique.
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
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 Christine Basil, Ben Horowitz and Nataliya Shkuratova, to a paying audience. Receive your own personal HD video of your performance too!