Class clowns finally get the chance to bring their underappreciated talent to the big stage with Melbourne International Comedy Festival having scouted Australia for the funniest secondary schoolers, aged between 14 and 18 years, for its annual Class Clowns national comedy competition.
The program encourages teenagers with a talent for comedy to unleash their comic voice through stand-up, sketch or musical comedy and work on their performance with a professional comedian in a free workshop and rehearsal, before performing their act in front of a live audience.
Past participants have done extremely well, they include Joel Creasey, Aaron Chen, Tom Ballard, Neel Kolhatkar, Lauren Duong and Alana Stewart.
In the running to win $1500 for themselves and a $1000 comedy workshop package for their school, national Finalists join forces in Melbourne for one huge teenage comedy fest hosted by Nikki Britton, with special guest performances from Ivan Aristeguieta and drag superstar Karen From Finance.
Last year, AWKWARD (Qld) took out the National gong.
“How are these kids so damn good? I better enjoy the spotlight while it lasts because in a few years they will be taking my job!”, says Joel Creasey
School booking forms (teachers go free!) and more info can be found here.
Venue: The Forum, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
Dates: Friday 29 March 2019
Time: 1pm (120 minutes)
Bookings: comedyfestival.com.au, 13 61 00 and at the door.
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