Comedy School

Genre: Reality

Duration: 4 x 30’

Year of Production: 2010

Production Company: Beyond Productions

Commissioned By: SBS Australia

Definition: SD

This observational documentary series follows a genuine beginners class in stand-up comedy, taught by veteran comedian Rob McHugh. Ten students embark on a life-changing and hilarious quest to transform from curious novice to emerging comedian. Unbeknown to them, they must graduate under the spotlight in front of an expectant paying audience and they have just four weeks to write and perfect their routines. Each student has a personal motivation for enrolling in the course. The personal, the painful and the peculiar can all be spun into comedy as the students learn the mantra – life is funny.