Class Clowns 2020 –
NSW State Final

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 17 March 2020
Category Live Event

Riverside and Melbourne International Comedy Festival present

Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s one-of-a-kind, national comedy competition for teenagers in secondary schools.

Many past participants have gone on to have successful comedy careers as solo stand-up performers, in sketch comedy groups, as writers for prime time television and as producers and directors. Josh Thomas, Tom Ballard, Joel Creasey, Lauren Duong and YouTube superstar Neel Kolhatkar just to name a few!

The Class Clowns competition encourages teens aged 14 to 18 with a talent for comedy to unleash their comic voice. This can be through stand-up, sketch or musical comedy – any format goes as long as it is between 3 and 5 minutes long!

In 2020, the Sydney heat will be at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre on Thursday 27 February. Successful participants will go on to perform in the NSW State Final at Riverside and from there, the winners go through to the National Grand Final held at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April 2020 to battle it out for a chance to win a prize package of $2,500.

Young and funny? Visit and register today!
Like to laugh? Support these budding comedians as their audience.

FYI this show may contain coarse language and adult content

(Stages 5 – 6)

From the Program Coordinator…

Class Clowns returns to Riverside to scout the next new bright young person with a future in comedy! This great opportunity allows teens to develop their confidence, build performance and speaking skills and create strong friendships with like-minded students…plus the chance to win a wonderful prize pack!

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Class Clowns 2020 Curriculum Links

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020

Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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Dates and Times:

NSW State Final Performers
Tuesday 17 March
Participant Workshop/Rehearsal from 4pm – 6pm

NSW State Final Audience Members
Tuesday 17 March at 7pm

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