PERTH comedian Sam Longley will tick off a bucket list item in April when he opens a comedy school.
Longley, who had to move overseas to study improv comedy, said there were so few opportunities in Perth for budding comics that he wanted to open Lazy’s School of Comedy.
He said Tim Minchin, Rove McManus and Joel Creasey all started in Perth and also had to move east to gain stage time and experience.
“After returning from Chicago I started the improv comedy show The Big Hoo-Haa! in 2004 and stand up comedy was added, which has been performing weekly for the last 15 years,” he said.
“It’s a bucket list thing. We all know, or are, someone who grew up watching Eddie Murphy or The Doug Anthony Allstars and wishes they could get up on stage and give it a crack.”
He said attendees would have the opportunity to write a stand-up routine or sketch comedy, taught Perth comic Matt Storer upstairs at The Brisbane Hotel.
For more information, go to www.schoolofcomedy.com.au.