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An artist development program offering mentorship and performance opportunities for young comedians ages 14 – 18.

Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne International Comedy Festival have worked together to present LOL Squad since 2016.

Participants of LOL Squad are selected from the Class Clowns program, a national comedy competition, to further develop their comedic skills.

Together with a range of professional mentors, they write, act, film and edit original comedy sketches, and perform live stand-up during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.





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Frequently Asked Questions

LOL Squad are a team of funny peeps aged 14 – 18 and are alumni from Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns. It’s important to remember that if you are over 18, Class Clowns is not for you. You can, however, register to be a part of RAW Comedy

LOL Squad members are recruited out of Class Clowns participants.

Class Clowns is held every year for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and you can register to perform your routine in a Class Clowns heat. Heats are held annually (usually during March) in the run up to the Festival. For more information about the program visit the Class Clowns website.

LOL Squad LIVE perform at The Channel during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, but you can also watch LOL Squad sketches online.

For more information, please head to our LOL Squad page.

Yes! The Class Clowns Comedy Crash Course Workshop could be just what you are looking for. These workshops are for beginners and do not require any prior knowledge or skills. Talk to your teacher about booking an excursion.

The Channel is Arts Centre Melbourne's learning and participation venue. This exciting, spacious venue boasts high tech learning labs, a world class recording studio and vocal booth, and a flexible multi-use space.

For information on how to get here please download & print our visitor's map prior to your visit.

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