THE SEARCH IS ON FOR AUSTRALIA’S FUNNIEST TEEN
2013 CLASS CLOWNS COMPETITION: REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
FUNNY TEENS PLEASE STAND UP!
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is starting their hunt to find the funniest teen in the country with the annual Class Clowns competition. Registrations to enter are now open.
Starting in February 2013, professional comedians who know their stuff will be hitting the road to visit towns across Australia, work-shopping with wannabe kid-comics with the aim of finding the most sidesplitting senoritas and facetious fellas from each state and territory.
The cream of the teenage crop will then be flown to Melbourne to perform on the main stage in the Class Clowns National Grand Final, held on 19 April during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, in front of audiences from far and wide. Prizes include $1000 for themselves, $1000 for their school and of course, the prestigious Class Clown Title.
“Every time I watch a comedian I hope to be surprised by completely fresh and unexpected pathway to a big laugh. Class Clowns participants routinely deliver what I hope for – very funny, authentically original perspectives. I’m proud the Melbourne Comedy Festival provides this great jumping-off platform for what promises to be a very exciting future of comedy.” – Festival Director, Susan Provan.
No matter where you live in Australia, if you are in years 9 – 12 or 14-18 years old (in 2013) you can enter as a solo act or in a group of up to three members. All you need to do is come up with your own original five minutes of stand-up, sketch, musical parody or something wild in between, participate in a workshop with a professional practicing comedian, and then present your act at a real, live, public performance.
“If the Class Clowns program was around when I was in school, I probably would’ve found my comedic calling earlier and not had that awkward Goth phase.” – Lawrence Leung, Class Clowns National Final Judge 2012
Class Clowns is the flagship event of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s education program. Much more than simply a comedy competition, this mentoring program develops the art of comedy from Darwin to Hobart, Perth to Newcastle and in 16 locations across Australia.
In 2013 there will be two brand new heats in towns that Class Clowns has never held heats before – at The Cube in Wodonga and at The Glasshouse in Port Macquarie.
Class Clowns alumni includes names such as Tom Ballard (Triple J) and Josh Thomas (Talkin’ Bout My Generation).
It’s free to register so go online to sign up and find out where heats are being held around the country www.classclowns.com.au
NT HEAT: Wednesday 13 March, Corrugated Iron (Darwin)
NATIONAL GRAND FINAL: Friday 19 April, 1pm, Melbourne Town Hall
Class Clowns is proudly supported by Triple J.
For more informaiton visit http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2013/classclowns/