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DEADLY FUNNY 2021 HITS NITV ON 22 MARCH

DISCOVER FRESH FIRST NATIONS TALENT BEFORE THEY BECOME THE NEXT BIG THING!

The 2021 Deadly Funny National Grand Final will screen exclusively on NITV, Tuesday 22 March at 9pm. Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Deadly Funny is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition, aimed at unearthing bright and bold First Nations talent from across the country.

The 2021 final, hosted by Dane Simpson, is a joyous celebration of fresh, fierce and funny new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent – with 15 up-and-coming comedians competing for the Deadly Funny crown. Catch these budding stars before they become the next big thing!

Now in its 16th year, Deadly Funny has seen the likes of Steph Tisdell, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Shiralee Hood, Dane Simpson and Sean Choolburra join the program as both participants and mentors.

The 2021 Deadly Funny National Grand Final was the culmination of two years of workshops and events across the nation, including a COVID-19 forced pause in 2020.

The national finalists featured on the broadcast are Bel Mac (Kukatha/Wikangu, Kaurana, SA), Ben Moodie (Gamilaroi, VIC), Chris Crebbin (Waanyi Garawa, SA), Christopher Dawson (Waanyi/Gamilaroi, QLD), Cy Fahey (Dja Dja Wurrung, ACT), Dave Human (Wiradjuri/Dunghutti, NSW), Duane Williams (Whadjuk Nyoognar Booja, WA), Elliott Rovedi (Wiradjuri, NSW), Jacob Keed (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi, ACT), Jahmarley Dawson (Wanyii/Gamilaroi, QLD), Jay Wymarra (Ludang/Yadaykenu, Meriuam, Saibai Koedal, QLD), Kasey Johnson (Wiradjuri, Gundtjmarra, Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, VIC), Mason Garwood (Noongar Wardandi, WA), Maureen French (Darug, NSW) and Paul Seden (Wuthathi, Mularag, NT).

DEADLY FUNNY 2021 BROADCAST: NITV 9PM TUESDAY 22 MARCH

2022 DEADLY FUNNY NATIONAL GRAND FINAL: 3PM SATURDAY 16 APRIL, FORUM MELBOURNE, CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS