Winner Daniel Reeve <br/><span>Class of 2017</span> Winner Will McKenna<br/><span>Class of 2015</span> Anne Edmonds<br/><span>Special Guest Artist 2016</span> Class of 2017 ONGALS <br/><span>Guest Performers 2016</span> Sirak Keeghan <br /><span>Class of 2017</span> Comedy workshops LOL Squad 2016 Winner Lauren Duong<br/><span>Class of 2016</span> Comedy workshops

Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival's development program for young people around the country. From comedy workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, Class Clowns engages and inspires young funny peeps to hone their potential. With alumni including Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and Tom Ballard, Class Clowns truly is a one-of-a-kind experience and a springboard to success!


REGISTRATIONS for the 2018 competition have closed. Check back later in the year to register for the 2019 competition. Feel free to browse our website for more information on the competition, workshops and our LOL Squad. 

Heats and State Finals are held around the country in March 2018 and entry is FREE. Check out the calendar here.

The 2018 Class Clowns National Grand Final will be held as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the Forum Theatre 1pm Friday 20 April

Wanna be in the audience for the National Grand Final? Finalists from across the country join forces in Melbourne for one huge teenage comedy bash! Hosted by the razor-sharp Nath Valvo, with special guest performances by comedy triple-threats The Travelling Sisters, and whimsical Irish funny-man David O'Doherty. Book Now!

The School Booking Form to attend the 2018 National Grand Final is available by clicking here or call us on 03 9245 3700.



  • Encourages young people to develop individual creative expression via comedy writing/performance making
  • Provides recognition and exposure of budding comedy talent
  • Enables young people to work with and learn from professional comedians
  • Builds appreciative comedy audiences for the future


Would you like to book a CRASH COURSE COMEDY WORKSHOP for your school/organisation? Melbourne International Comedy Festival facilitates comedy workshops nationally all year round. Click here for more info or to access our Techers Comedy Resource Kit.


“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 

“We love Class Clowns. So Much. We get to hang with the next generation of Aussie comics and help them take their talent to the next level.” Aunty Donna, Sketch comedy group

“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


Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns 2018 Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 winners Liam Adam, Carlin Carruth & Kyle Bennett as 'Awkward', runners up Dusty Diddle, Nicholas Doring, and Nina Cowley-Moushino & Shiloh Rea and to ALL of our Class Clowns finalists from 2018! To check out all the clips from the 2018 Final head to our YouTube channel.

Contact us for further info

Wes Snelling

Producer: Education and Development Programs

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

(03) 9245 3700