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Class Clowns heads to St Marks!
This February, we debut our development program DIY Comedy High at St Mark’s Anglican Community School. Sam Longley, founder of Perth improvisation force The Big HOO-HAA! will be heading to St Mark’s to workshop comedy, improvisation and sketch writing skills with students from Year 10 Drama and with the School’s theatre troupe, Lionheart.
One week of survey left and
Gelo Jr group kicks off
Gelo's newest and youngiest, yes youngiest, intern Matty has put together a FB group for comedy fans under the age of 18. Join HERE!
And you've got one more week to fill in the survey and WIN a
$150 JB HIFI! Follow the link HERE to leave your thoughts on comedy and go into the draw to win the voucher 24 Nov!
Class Clowns registrations open for 2018
Class Clowns national high school comedy competition registrations are now OPEN. Register HERE to enter a heat:
Joondalup Heat - Sat 24 March
11am-1pm (Workshop) / 2pm (Performance)
The Kazador, The Joondalup Festival
Perth Heat / WA State Final - Sun 25 March
3-5pm (Workshop) / 6pm (Performance)
WAAPA - Roundhouse Theatre, ECU Mt Lawley Campus
Famous Sharron Announces Tour to Sydney for No Reason At All
Famous Sharron, a proud ‘Perthonality’ and multi-award winning celebrity has announced her first ever Sydney tour.
Famous for nothing at all, Sharron will be touring for no reason at all.
She will be appearing at various events to make no announcements, and visiting multiple Sydney hotspots.
How to set up a comedy room
So the thought of hosting a regular comedy night or event has tempted you like the aroma of a pie, wafting from a windowsill?
Before you get started, it’s worth 3.14 (recurring) minutes of your time to have a read about comedy, pie puns, and the recipe for success.
Gelo open Expressions of Interest for FRINGE WORLD 2018
If you're a performer of the art of comedy, have a read through Gelo venue details for FRINGE WORLD & find out how to get involved!
Lazy's School of Comedy Improv Course
Come and get hands-on intensive training from the best improvisors at The Big HOO-HAA! Perth's premier improv crew since 2002.
Each week you will play in a safe and positive class environment learning the core principles of improvisation, including offer/acceptance, justification, story and characters.
Next course starts in September - don't miss out on all the fun!
Perth Comedy Festival 2017 program
After an action-packed first week, PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL is in full swing! Featuring the most exciting local, national and international comedy acts, check out the full program here and snag yourself some tickets.
Class Clowns Grandfinal!
The Melbourne Comedy Festival - Class Clowns national high-school competition Grand Final went down on Fri 21st April 2017. A massive congratulations to all the participants, and to Daniel Reeve from NSW who took out the title. And a special shout out to Anzel Van Niekerk for representing WA travelling all the way from Kalbarri to the Melbourne Town Hall stage! Listen to the interview with Anzel and Chris Isley from 6PR HERE!
Class Clowns comedy competition is coming to town
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.
If you're not interested in performing but want to attend the WA Final Saturday 4th March tickets are HERE. Come along for the ride!
Famous Sharron wants to make you famous for Bike Week WA!
Want to get famous? Become a star of Famous Sharron's new music clip for Bike Week WA!
Perth Comedy Festival Applications are Open!
Perth's premier curated comedy festival is taking applications of interest, applications close on 13th November 2016.
The Making of a Bogan Doco
Remember that time Bogan Bingo went viral but not in the usual way we go viral which involves a burning sensation and a quick trip down to the doctors. No this is when we went looking for Australia's Next Top Bogan and wound up with way more attention than we thought was possible. Luckily there was a doco crew on hand, the legends at Silver Squid Productions, that were able to capture the magic on camera. Have a look at how the audition process went down and how top Bogans Simmo n Moondog were able to weed out the true blue from the true dickhead. Special thanks to everyone involved in making this sweet short film and especially to all the bogans out there for making it possible!
Melbourne producer brings workshops to Perth in November
Laura Milke is a fantastic Melbourne based producer who has worked with Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Opera House.
After a sell-out first round she brings a second series of workshops to Perth this November to help artists prepare for festival season.
Getting started in Stand-up Comedy
So you’ve been told you’re funny, you’re going through a mid-life crisis or you don’t know what else to do with your life so this might as well be it… whatever the reason you’re probably here because you’re thinking about doing comedy.
Gelo's job advert for 'Professional Bogan' goes viral
The Gelo team have a lot of fun in the office so we thought we'd have a bit of fun with our latest recruitment campaign on Seek.com.
It went viral.
In the good way.