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Dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)

Running Time 2 hours

Price range

Per workshop (maximum capacity: 25 students)
$450.00

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability – Years 7 - 12

Comedy Crash Course brings students together with professional comedians to develop skills in writing and performing comedy. 

This workshop sees students participating in improvisation games, writing jokes, telling stories and developing sketches in a relaxed and fun environment. Comedy Crash Course supports the next wave of young comedians emphasising the importance of building confidence, taking creative risks and celebrating individuality.

Before the workshop

Watch some young comedians in action at Melbourne International Comedy Festival on their YouTube channel. Take note of how they present themselves, the kinds of stories they tell and how they interact with the audience.

During the workshop

  • Work with an established comedian
  • Learn about finding humour in every day experiences
  • Write your own jokes and comedy sketches
  • Improvise, build confidence and play in a structured environment

After the workshop

For any students interested in taking comedy performance further register for the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns competition! From Class Clowns, you may also have the opportunity to work with other young comedians and mentors on the LOL Squad program.

For Teachers

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts
  • Drama
Critical and Creative Thinking
English Personal and Social

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Class Clowns Teacher Resources


  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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