Deadly Funny

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DEADLY FUNNY

Now in its 8th year Deadly Funny is the only dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedy program for Australia’s traditional owners. 

Cheeky and loud, black and proud this program is all about unearthing and recognizing bright and bold new talent from all over the country.

AND FOR 2014 THE COMPETITION IS BACK!

Want to win a trip to Melbourne to perform during the (massive and utterly brilliant) Comedy Festival and maybe some cold, hard cash to the tune of $2000?

To register for a heat (or for more info) email: deadlyfunny@comedyfestival.com.au or call (03) 9245 3700.

Click here to download the calendar.

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Rules:

  • Open to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders aged 18 and over (if you are under 18 go to classclowns.com.au)
  • Acts should be 3-5 minutes max!
  • Acts can be 1-3 people
  • Routines must be original
  • Acts can be stand up, musical, sketch, physical/dance or character based

Winners will be selected from around the country to compete for the top prize (and bragging rights) at the DEADLY FUNNY NATIONAL FINAL & SHOWCASE on APRIL 5

DEADLY FUNNY NATIONAL FINAL & SHOWCASE
Saturday April 5 @ 3pm
Melbourne Town Hall
Hosted by KEVIN KROPINYERI
Featuring SEAN CHOOLBURRA, SHIRALEE HOOD and ANDREW SAUNDERS

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Deadly Funny Kids

The newest kid on the (development) block, Deadly Funny Kids is a comedy workshop program for Indigenous young people aged 12 to 18 that can be held in schools or local performing arts/community centres. 

Aimed at developing Aboriginal teens comedy skills the program also focuses on building confidence and strengthen positive cultural identity. Deadly Funny Kids can also be a platform to our other development programs Class Clowns, RAW and Deadly Funny.

In 2012/13 this is some places we went – and what people said about their experience!

MOBfest (Lightning Ridge), Blak Nite (Adelaide), Quirindi High School, Sydney Secondary College, South Sydney High School, Westport High School (Port Macquarie), McCarthy Catholic College (Emu Plains), Broken Hill High School, Melville High School (Kempsey) and Menindee Central School.

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 “It helped me to believe in myself and to look at education in a different way”

“I was shamed first up but by the end of the workshop I didn’t want it to end”

(Students from Quirindi High School, NSW)

“By the end of the session kids were relating well with each other, across year groups.  It was the perfect boost to the Indigenous group here”

(Owen Laffin, AEO, McCarthy Catholic College, NSW)

For more information give us a call on (03) 9245 3700 or email Karin Farrell karin@comedyfestival.com.au or Nancy Bates nancy@comedyfestival.com.au