The School Of Hard Knock Knocks
About This Show
The School of Hard Knock Knocks teaches budding comedians the hilarious trade of stand-up comedy. We do this with hands-on workshops, combining adult learning techniques, mentoring from veteran stand-up comedian, and loads of practice. We can’t make dull people funny, but we can make funny people hilarious.Read more »
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062: Nadine Sparks - From improv to stand-up comedy
2 days ago
Nadine Sparks loves learning comedy. At aged 12 she began learning improvisation comedy, including a course at 18 at the highly respected NIDA, then performing with Improv Conspiracy, before travelling to the US to learn the Chicago method. And then seven years ago Nadine did a stand-up comedy course, and this resulted in her first five-minute performance at the Exford Hotel. Since then she's performed for five seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as other festivals around Australia.
In this [School of Hard Knock Knocks](www.schoolofhardknockknocks.com) podcast Nadine takes us deep into the world of Improv, or impro, where you'll learn about the 'Harold' structure in long-form improvisation theatre, her new gang [The Tickle Pit](https://www.ticklepit.com/micf2017/improv-against-humanity/), how a dose of improv can help build confidence for stand-up comedians, and the pros and cons of swearing.
And now, here's Nadine Sparks.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
A great podcast for future comedians
If you're a new comedian, or want to get started in the business, then this podcast is perfect for you. It includes in-depth interviews with veteran comedians - and some newbies who have won RAW Comedy (for example) - uncovers their techniques, shares the challenges, and ultimately helps better understand the find art of stand-up.
Date published: 2018-01-06