Course Outline

Get in touch with your comic persona as you learn to create and deliver the material that leaves an audience bellyaching. Gain practical tools for writing and performing comedy as you learn how to set up and deliver that winning punchline.

This course will help you acquire the basic techniques of comedy writing and presentation and then gives you an opportunity to try out all you’ve learned in an open mic venue at the end of the course.

Ideal for...

Anyone who wants to make the leap from funny in life to funny on stage – or just see what it is all about.


  • Gain an understanding of the concept of a comic persona
  • Identify your own comic persona.
  • Developed skills necessary to write good comedy material that compliments your comic performance.
  • Acquire basic microphone and stage presentation techniques.
  • Experienced performing and testing of material in front of your peers.

What to bring

  • Pen and notepad.

About your tutor

Rob McHugh started doing stand up comedy at age 18 and has been a regular performer on the Australian comedy scene for over 25 years. He has done every type of show, from Christmas parties for an outlaw bikers club to high profile corporate after dinner engagements

He was the resident M.C. at the Sydney Comedy store for a number of years and has had many television appearances as well as numerous writing credits including the Doug Mulray breakfast radio show and for television; ‘Candid Camera’, ‘The Don Lane Show’ and 'You’ve Got to be Joking'.

In 2010, Rob and his City East Community College students were the basis for the SBS four part television series ‘Comedy School’.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.