Comedy School


4 x 30’

Year of Production


Production Company

Beyond Productions

Commissioned By

SBS Australia



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.