Workshop gets deadly laughs

Derek Nannup will be a judge for Deadly Funny at Cygnet Cinema in Como on Thursday.
Derek Nannup will be a judge for Deadly Funny at Cygnet Cinema in Como on Thursday.

The former comedian will be a judge at this year’s Deadly Funny Perth heat and final which will be held at the Cygnet Cinema this week as part of the South Perth Fiesta.

The show is the only dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedy program for Australia’s traditional owners and attempts to unearth and recognise bright and bold new talent.

With a story-telling culture that goes back more than 60,000 years, the competitor’s natural talents shine through.

Comedian Kevin Kropinyeri will mentor the Perth entrants in a workshop before they take the stage and will offer advice on how to develop their performance techniques.

2014 Deadly Funny National Final winner Stephanie Tisdell is testing the international comedy waters in the UK.

Deadly Funny was absolutely fantastic,’ she said.

‘I had so much fun and got to interact with some amazing comedians. The competition affirmed to me my love for comedy.’