Class Clowns

Class Clowns



⏰ On sale from 10am Monday, January 25

Presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Class Clowns is a one-of-a-kind national comedy competition for young people.

The search is on for Australia’s funniest teens is now open.

Class Clowns aims to inspire, engage and elevate teens aged 14-18 (Years 9 – 12). It’s free to enter, and all students need is a 3-5 minute original act in any style of comedy.

Heats around the country start with a two-hour workshop, where students rehearse and refine their act with the help of a professional comedian, followed by an opportunity to perform for a live audience.

Selected comedians go on to compete in state finals, with the winners invited to participate in the National Grand Final for a chance to win a cash prize of $1500, and a workshop package for their school.

For over two decades, Class Clowns has helped hundreds of funny, young peeps hone their comedy potential. Past participants like Joel Creasey, Annie Louey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and William McKenna have gone on to have a career in showbiz. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is always on the look-out for the next generation of funny people.

If you’re the teacher, parent or guardian of a funny teen, head to to learn more.

Or to be part of the audience of a Class Clowns Heat, book your tickets now.

There’s never been a better time to encourage the confidence, creativity and comedic talent of young Australians!

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Important Information
Session Info: 7pm
Date: 12 March
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
General Info: All ages
Bookings: Bookings essential: Tickets available by phone in person or online*

*Online ticket sales are generally available up until two hours prior to the start of each show.