DEADLY FUNNY – Melbourne Heat – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Deadly Funny is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearthing the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country. Returning again to the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre for the Melbourne Heat, Deadly Funny enters its 15th year having discovered the likes of Steph Tisdell, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Shiralee Hood and Sean Choolburra.

With workshops/heats kicking off in November 2019, this national comedy competition is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 18. Now’s the time for you to get behind the mic and work with some of the country’s best First Nations comedians.

To participate, all you need is 5 minutes of funny material. It’s basically storytelling with a punchline. Sign up, come along, run through your material with a professional comedian in a two-hour workshop, and then you’ll get to jump on stage as part of a public performance – it’s that easy!

Need more reasons to enter? State winners perform at the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and compete for the Deadly Funny crown and a $2,000 cash prize!

Or just want to come and watch? It’s free but it is best to book ahead. Book a seat here.

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