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Presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival


4-6pm (workshop) | 7pm (performance)

Happy Yess, 12 Smith Street, Darwin

2016 Class Clowns National Finalists.

The search is on for Australia's Funniest teens! Each year, hundreds of secondary school students from Years 9-12 participate in the Class Clowns competition across the country – discovering or refining their skills in writing and performing comedy and taking it outside of the classroom to a wider audience. 

The Rules:

  • Open to secondary students in Years 9-12 or 14-18 years old

  • 3-5 minute time limit for acts

  • Up to 3 people in an act

  • Routines must be original, well-rehearsed, avoid the offensive, and funny! 

  • Sketch acts, stand up, physical, musical… ANY style of comedy welcome

State Final winners are transported to the National Grand Final in Melbourne during the 2017 Comedy Festival, and compete for a chance to win $1,500 cash! Oh, and a $1,000 workshop package for your school. Not bad ey?

If you like telling the funnies and want to get involved, click here for more info!

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the hunt for Australia’s funniest secondary school peeps for its annual Class Clowns comedy competition.

Teens in Years 9-12 (or between the ages of 14-18 years old) can now sign up for free to work alongside some of the festival’s finest comic talent, polishing up their own original five minutes of stand- up, sketch or musical comedy for a real live public performance hosted by a professional comedian during Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April 2018. Participants will battle it out for the prize of $1,500 for themselves and a $1,000 workshop package for their school.

From comedy workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, Class Clowns engages and inspires the young and funny to hone their potential. Last year hundreds of teens participated in Class Clowns with NSW’s Daniel Reeve taking out the National gong.

Past participants include Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and Tom Ballard.


Register online at

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