Class Clowns

The search for Australia's funniest teen returns in 2018! 

Registrations are now open for Melbourne Comedy Festival - Class Clowns! All the info for rego HERE

Presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and proudly supported by triple j.

Co-Presented in WA by The Gelo Company 

With major WA partners City of JoondalupEdith Cowan University (ECU) Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)The Comedy Emporium - Geraldton & Propel Youth Arts WA

What it is

Class Clowns is the nationwide search for Australia’s newest teen comedy sensation.
Every year hundreds of young teens compete for a chance to be flown over to Melbourne to compete in the national final, with a grand prize of $1,500 for themselves and a $1,000 comedy workshop for their school. 

Who can compete

Up to 3 people can perform together so get writing on your scripts or enter solo and reap the glory, as long as you're aged between 14-18 or are in secondary school Years 9-12 . 
Any form of comedy is accepted from sketch acts, stand up, physical comedy, musical comedy. If you think you’re funny and have got your own original material we want you! 

How to Register

You can register for the WA heats with a shot at making the state Final in March 2018 HERE and then one winner will be chosen to fly to Melbourne for the national final at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

How to get a heat held in your area

If you are a local council or school and you think you'll have eight or more entrants you may be eligible to hold a heat in your area. Contact rosie@gelo.com.au today! 

DIY Workshops and other engagement programs are also available to build interest and develop the skills of young people in your community.



Presented by 

With WA Co-Presenting Partner

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With support in WA from

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