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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

Deadly Funny

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Deadly Funny is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearthing the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country.

Expressions of interest for Deadly Funny are now open! Click here for more info on registering for a workshop/to compete.

INFORMATION   |   EVENT CALENDAR   |   REGISTER TO COMPETE   

2018 finalists: DION WILLIAMS (VIC), DORA SMITH (WA), ELAINE CROMBIE (VIC), JUNE MILLS (NT), KIMBERLY LOVEGROVE (VIC), KYLENE ANDERSON (NSW), KY AMBRUM (QLD), LEON FILEWOOD (QLD), MAGGIE WALSH (QLD), MICHAEL NAAWI (VIC), RICHIE FEJO (NT) and WILLIAM MAKIN (ACT) with host GHENOA GELA (2017 Deadly Funny Winner) and special guest artist JALEN SUTCLIFFE (2016 Deadly Funny Winner).

Expression of interest for Deadly Funny are now open. Click here to register your interest and make sure you follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with news and announcements. Workshop / heat dates are yet to be announced, so please indicate which city is your preference and we will be in touch shortly to confirm date, time and venue.

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Deadly Funny is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearthing the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country. Local heats for the 2019 competition kick off in late 2018, and will also feature a star-studded comedy line-up of Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians.

Heading into its 14th year, Deadly Funny is a significant and vibrant part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This one-of-a-kind comedy event is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 and over.

To participate, all you have to do is have up to 5 minutes of funny material. It’s basically storytelling with a punchline! Entrants will take part in a private workshop with a professional comedian, followed by a public live performance. Special guest judges will decide who travels to Melbourne for the National Grand Final, where $2,000 is up for grabs!

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
DEADLY FUNNY COMPETITION CALENDAR - 2018/2019       CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Location Date Times Venue Tickets

Adelaide, SA

Saturday 17 November 2018 3-5pm Workshop
6pm show
Rhino Room
1/131 Pirie Street Adelaide

Register here

 

Fremantle, WA

Wednesday 21 November 2018 4-6pm Workshop
7pm show
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street Fremantle

More info

 
Taree, NSW Thursday 29 November 2018 4-6pm Workshop
7pm show

Taree High School Hall
8-11 Albert St

Register here  
Brisbane, QLD TBC (early 2019) TBC TBC    

Sydney, NSW

TBC (early 2019)

TBC

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Melbourne, VIC 

TBC (early 2019)

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Canberra, ACT

TBC (early 2019)

TBC

TBC

   
Alice Springs, NT

TBC (early 2019)

TBC

TBC    

Darwin, NT

TBC (early 2019)

TBC

TBC

   
Port Augusta, SA

TBC (early 2019)

TBC

TBC    

TAS

TBC (early 2019)

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The 2018 Deadly Funny National Final & Showcase was hosted by Ghenoa Gela (2017 winner), with special performances by Tyler Saunders and Jalen Sutcliffe (2016 winner). Congratulations to the 2018 Deadly Funny winner Leon Filewood from Queensland! 


Watch the 2018 Deadly Funny National Final & Showcase on SBS On Demand.


Interested in our comedy workshop program for Indigenous young people aged 12 to 18? Click here for more info on Deadly Funny Kids.