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Mandy Nolan’s annual crop of funny kids are ready for harvest. This year Mandy set up something she calls Funny School to teach primary school kids the satirical art of standup comedy.

In her final class for the year Nolan notes that kids themselves end up being the best teachers. ‘I’d be lying if I said it was easy to teach kids – it’s a real challenge. Mainly to keep them focused, it’s incredible, you think they’re taking nothing in and then presto they’ll do something amazing. It really teaches me to trust that when it comes to the crunch, they know how to perform!’

Mandy runs weekly standup comedy sessions where she focuses on skit writing, improvisation and formulating a 5-minute comedy routine. The 13 graduates of Funny Kids School of Comedy perform at the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre tomorrow night at 6pm. Tix are at the door and it’s $5 for kids, $10 for adults and free for under-5s.


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