Description

‘Is This Thing On’ follows ten students at the school of hard knock-knocks as they embark on a journey to become Australia’s latest comedy sensation. Over six emotionally charged episodes, Glynn Nichols and five of Australia’s most accomplished comedians, guide the students through a range of master classes and comedy related excursions, providing them with the basic skills they’ll need to perform in front of a live audience. For some, the experience will be unbearable, for others, euphoric.

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Description

‘Is This Thing On’ follows ten students at the school of hard knock-knocks as they embark on a journey to become Australia’s latest comedy sensation. Over six emotionally charged episodes, Glynn Nichols and five of Australia’s most accomplished comedians, guide the students through a range of master classes and comedy related excursions, providing them with the basic skills they’ll need to perform in front of a live audience. For some, the experience will be unbearable, for others, euphoric.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The students arrive at The School of Hard Knock Knock’s and meet resident teacher and comedian, Glynn Nicholas. Each student must stand in front of the class and deliver a two-minute routine. In the afternoon, guest comedian, Brad Oakes teaches the students about writing, editing and constructing a joke then takes the class to an open-mic night where they go back stage with other comedians to get a sense of where they will be in six days.

    • HD
    • 30 Minutes

    The students arrive at The School of Hard Knock Knock’s and meet resident teacher and comedian, Glynn Nicholas. Each student must stand in front of the class and deliver a two-minute routine. In the afternoon, guest comedian, Brad Oakes teaches the students about writing, editing and constructing a joke then takes the class to an open-mic night where they go back stage with other comedians to get a sense of where they will be in six days.

    • HD
    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    The students begin to realise just what a massive undertaking they have embarked on and the first signs of stress begin creep into the group. Glynn challenges each performer to create and deliver new material. And guest comedian Mayumi Nobetsu takes the class out of their comfort zone with a challenge designed flex their creative muscle and strengthen their intestinal fortitude.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes

    The students begin to realise just what a massive undertaking they have embarked on and the first signs of stress begin creep into the group. Glynn challenges each performer to create and deliver new material. And guest comedian Mayumi Nobetsu takes the class out of their comfort zone with a challenge designed flex their creative muscle and strengthen their intestinal fortitude.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    With the group instantly bonded thanks to their nude painting adventure with Mayumi, everyone is a lot more comfortable performing in front of each other. In an effort to free up their physical inhibitions, Glyn sets the class an improvised singing task with some outrageous results, while Steve Van Aperen takes Steve and Judy out into the streets of Prahran to tackle the art of busking. And guest comedian Elliot Goblett, AKA Jack Levi addresses Hecklers and has an inventive way of practicing how to deal with them.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes

    With the group instantly bonded thanks to their nude painting adventure with Mayumi, everyone is a lot more comfortable performing in front of each other. In an effort to free up their physical inhibitions, Glyn sets the class an improvised singing task with some outrageous results, while Steve Van Aperen takes Steve and Judy out into the streets of Prahran to tackle the art of busking. And guest comedian Elliot Goblett, AKA Jack Levi addresses Hecklers and has an inventive way of practicing how to deal with them.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    With just 48 hours before the performance, tension within the group starts to escalate. Kim clashes with Stacy, Judy goes missing completely and Brad refuses to talk on camera. The show’s behavioral analyst Steve Van Aperen offers Cara a strategy to help with her self-esteem and resorts to hypnosis in order help Steve Mackie cope with his crippling confidence issue. And guest comedian Chris Franklin teaches stage technique and introduces the students to the toughest audience they will ever face.

    • HD
    • 31 Minutes

    With just 48 hours before the performance, tension within the group starts to escalate. Kim clashes with Stacy, Judy goes missing completely and Brad refuses to talk on camera. The show’s behavioral analyst Steve Van Aperen offers Cara a strategy to help with her self-esteem and resorts to hypnosis in order help Steve Mackie cope with his crippling confidence issue. And guest comedian Chris Franklin teaches stage technique and introduces the students to the toughest audience they will ever face.

    • HD
    • 31 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    It’s day 5 and with just 24 hours before their debut performance infront of 300 people, tension is mounting, conflict is rising and patience is out. Glyn has his hands full keeping everyone on track and focused on the work while guest comedian Jo White has a special outing that will keep everyone grounded.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes

    It’s day 5 and with just 24 hours before their debut performance infront of 300 people, tension is mounting, conflict is rising and patience is out. Glyn has his hands full keeping everyone on track and focused on the work while guest comedian Jo White has a special outing that will keep everyone grounded.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    The students spend the day with guest comedian Greg Fleet who takes them to the home of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Town Hall, and gives a last minute critique on each of their routines. Then finally it’s the moment of truth, as one by one the students deliver their sets to a packed room. For some it’s a life-changing event and for others, it’s the end of the road.

    • HD
    • 30 Minutes

    The students spend the day with guest comedian Greg Fleet who takes them to the home of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Town Hall, and gives a last minute critique on each of their routines. Then finally it’s the moment of truth, as one by one the students deliver their sets to a packed room. For some it’s a life-changing event and for others, it’s the end of the road.

    • HD
    • 30 Minutes
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