class clowns



Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents

class clowns

For over two decades, Class Clowns has helped hundreds of funny, young peeps hone their comedy potential. This one-of-a-kind secondary school comedy competition is coming to the Sydney CBD with a heat with us!

How it works:

  • Heats start with a 2 hour workshop/rehearsal with a professional comedian to help polish entrants acts from 4–6 pm.
  • At 7 pm, the show kicks off with our comedian as MC.
  • The best comedians on the night, as selected by guest judges, will go on to compete in the NSW State Finals.
  • State Final winners will compete in the National Grand Final in Melbourne during the high-profile hijinks that is the Comedy Festival 2020 – for a chance to win a cash prize and a workshop package for their school.

Previous participants include Joel Creasey, Josh Thomas and Tom Ballard!
Check out some of the previous entrants here

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Think you’ve got what it takes?

You can register your stand-up, sketch, physical or musical act and take part in the free workshop prior to the show. Register by yourself, in a duo or a group of three … whatever configuration your comedy act takes!

All participants must register to attend at the Class Clowns website here.

‘How are these kids so damn good? I better enjoy the spotlight while it lasts because in a few years they will be taking my job!’ 

– Joel Creasey, Comedian & former Class Clowns judge