Joondalup Festival: young comedians get chance to impress at Class Clowns competition

Joondalup Festival will host a state heat for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s stand-up competition Class Clowns.
Joondalup Festival will host a state heat for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s stand-up competition Class Clowns.

YOUNG comedians have the chance to make audiences laugh in Melbourne as part of next year’s Joondalup Festival.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s stand-up competition Class Clowns is open to all students in years 9 to 12 (or aged 14 to 18) across Australia and the City of Joondalup is hosting one of two state heats in Perth.

The local heat will be staged on Saturday, March 24 at the festival’s Kazador venue.

WA finalists will travel to Melbourne to compete for the title of Australia’s funniest teen, $1500 for their school and a comedy workshop worth $1000.

Class Clowns alumni includes popular Australian comedians Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and Tom Ballard and the program is now part of the school curriculum at St Mark’s Anglican Community School.

The Hillarys school will host workshops in February and March where all competition entrants can participate in a workshop and rehearsal with professional comedian Sam Longley.

Longley will also offer advice on improvisation and sketch writing skills.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said hosting the heat would “add an exciting new component to the Joondalup Festival program”.

For more information, visit www.classclowns.com.au or to register for workshops in Joondalup, call the City on 9400 4230.

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