WHAT'S CLASS CLOWNS?
Class Clowns is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national development program for young people.
Class Clowns introduces teens aged 14-18 to comedy through creative workshops with professional comedians, using artistic activities to hone comedic talent and build self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Past participants like Rhys Nicholson, Annie Louey, Aaron Chen and William McKenna have gone on have a career in show biz, and we’re always on the look-out for the next generation of funny people.
Registrations for the 2022 competition will open in Term 4 of 2021.
It’s FREE to enter, and all students need is a 3-5 minute original act in any style of comedy.
Heats start with a 2-hour workshop, where students rehearse and refine their act with the help of a professional comedian, followed by an opportunity to perform for a live audience.
Selected comedians go on to compete in state finals, with the winners invited to participate in the National Grand Final for a chance to win a cash prize of $1500, and a workshop package for their school!
Not quite ready for the competition? You can book a one-off Crash Course comedy workshop for your school. Find out more.
Contact us for further info
Tom Dickins, Producer: Education and Development Programs
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
(03) 9245 3700