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Do you have a funny kid? The search for Australia’s funniest teens is making its way across the nation! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival host Class Clowns – a nation wide search for young talent. For school kids 14 to 17 years who have a unique way of interpreting the world.

Running for more than 25 years, the Class Clowns program plays a valuable role in supporting the confidence, self-expression and creativity of young Australians. The competition, workshop and mentoring opportunities aim to amplify the voices and perspectives of young people, creating a pathway for emerging Australian talent. Class Clowns works best when seen as a way of complementing existing English, Wellbeing, Drama and public speaking initiatives.

Free workshop Brunswick Heads

Registrations are currently open for the heat in Brunswick Heads, so if you have any comedy-inclined storytellers in your midst please sign them up! Registered participants will have the opportunity to work on their comedy with Mandy Nolan, a professional comedian who has taught over 2,000 people, before hitting the stage in front of a live audience. 

These workshops are FREE, but limited to the first 18 people who register, so get in quick!

Your students could WIN a free trip to Melbourne to perform at the National Grand Final held during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. We’ll fly all the national finalists (and their guardians) to Melbourne to perform at the Festival for a chance to win the Class Clowns crown and a $2,500 prize package! 

To sign up head to our online registration form here – please note that a teacher or guardian must register on behalf of students.

What to Do:

  • Register for a heat near you –  register here now.
  • Check out our Education Resources
  • What videos of expert advice through a series of videos from some of Australia’s funniest folk, filled with tips and tricks to help get budding performers started on their comedy journey. The first of these videos – Why try comedy? – is available to the public here, watch it here.
  • Prepare five minutes of material
  • Practice delivering the material in front of people
  • Show up on the day! Complete a workshop with a professional comedian and perform – AKA have the best time!

To discover more about the Class Clowns program, watch videos of past participants or to learn about our year-round workshops head to classclowns.com.au.

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