Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s truly one-of-a-kind, national comedy competition for teenagers in secondary schools around the country.
Alumni include Josh Thomas (Please Like Me, ABC TV), Triple J’s Tom Ballard, comedian Joel Creasey and writer for ROVE Kynan Barker.
The competition looks to unearth talented teens from Years 9–12 (ages 14–18) to give them a comic voice and in any format – it could be stand up, sketch or musical comedy. Are they lurking in labs, libraries or maybe detention? Help us find the next generation of Australian comedy – they might make it to the National Grand Final to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and win $2500!
Rules: time limit is 5 minutes, maximum group size is 3 and routines must be original, avoid the offensive (you know what we mean) and be funny!
The FREE Crash Course Comedy Workshops will give promising comedians a crash course in comedy from professional comedians Melinda Buttle and Lindsay Webb – you’ll learn about how to write jokes, tell funny stories, develop sketches and have a laugh in the process. The workshops will be held on Saturday 1 February.
To register for a heat, or for more information go to www.classclowns.com.au