Class of 2015! Winner Will McKenna!<br/><span>Class of 2015</span> Judges 2015<br/><span>Catherine Andrews, Nathan Lloyd, Susan Provan, Joel Creasey</span> Djuki Mala<br/><span>guest performers 2015</span> Class of 2015<br/><span>Alice Noonan & Marie-Claire Ridgeway</span>

Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival's development program for young people around the country. From workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, the bright young things of tomorrow have the opportunity to be on a journey like that of alumni Josh Thomas, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, or YouTube sensation Neel Kolhatkar to name a few.

Class Clowns aims to:

• Help young people develop comic writing and performance skills
• Provide recognition and exposure of budding comedy talent
• Enable young people to work with and learn from professional comedians
• Build appreciative comedy audiences for the future

So get your funny on:

• REGISTRATIONS for the 2017 competition open towards the end of 2016. Check back soon for details!

• Click here for more info on booking a comedy 'crash course' WORKSHOP at your school.

“Class Clowns is about brand new talent and ideas but also about building confidence in young people and watching them experience the pure joy of being on stage” – Anne Edmonds, Comedian 

“A fantastic experience for our students.  From our sketch comedy trio to our female and male stand-up comics, they universally enjoyed their time. Couldn’t recommend Class Clowns more highly.” – Evan Watts, Eltham College

The 2016 Class Clowns National Grand Final was held on Friday 15 April, 1pm at Melbourne Town Hall, and was hosted by 2015 finalists Will McKenna and Ethan Cavanagh

Congratulations our 2016 winner Lauren Duong and to ALL of our Class Clowns finalists from 2016! To check out all the clips from the 2016 Final head to our YouTube channel.

For information on the new sketch comedy group, LOL Squad click here.

Contact us for further info

Wes Snelling

Producer: Education and Development Programs

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

(03) 9245 3700