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Class Clowns

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns event in Geelong has been cancelled.

The performance scheduled on Tues 21 Feb 2023 at Geelong Arts Centre will not go ahead. As per the Live Performance Australia, Ticketing Code of Practice, you are entitled to a full refund.


Credit Card transactions – refunds will be processed automatically. Please note, this type of refund can take up to four business days to appear in your account.

EFTPOS transactions - A team member from the Geelong Arts Centre Box Office will contact you to organise an alternate way to process your refund

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

-The Geelong Arts Centre Team

The search is on for Australia’s funniest teens!

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival's one-of-a-kind, national secondary school comedy competition encourages teenagers with a talent for comedy to unleash their comic voice through stand-up, sketch, musical or physical comedy.

Either register to attend a free workshop and compete or come support and see the next generation of Australian comedians hit the stage in this special teenage comedy bash!

I want to be named Australia's funniest teen...

All you need is 3-5 minutes of original comedy material of any genre. Stand-up, sketch, narrative, solo, group, musical, physical – all are welcomed. Heats are being held around the country and comprise a 2-hour workshop where students rehearse and refine their act with the help of professional comedian, Annie Louey, followed by an opportunity to perform for a live audience!

The funniest entrants go on to compete in state finals, with the winners invited to participate in the National Grand Final during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! The winner will earn themselves a sweet $1,500 cash prize and a workshop package for their school.

If you’re a funny teen, or the teacher, parent or guardian of one visit to register and to learn more.


  • It's FREE
  • Tuesday 21 February
  • Ages 14-18 year
  • Workshop for competitors: 4pm - 6pm
  • Featuring professional comedian Annie Louey
  • Performance Heats: 7pm - 8pm
  • At Geelong Arts Centre’s Limelight (Studio 4) - Entry via 81 Ryrie Street
  • You will need a 3-5 minute set of original comedy material
  • Can be a group of up to 3 people


Annie Louie

Annie Louey is an award-winning and multi-talented comedian and presenter who moves seamlessly between television, radio and stage. She is known for her rapidfire crowd work, blunt delivery and cheeky charm that allows her to get away with almost anything. Her fan base is growing rapidly as she embarks on her fifth solo show ‘Gold’, debuting at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2023. This comes after Annie received a Moosehead Award for bold, innovative ideas to support her show ‘Annie Louey is Flirting with Death’ last year. Her confident stage presence earned her a spot touring around Australia with the Comedy Festival Roadshow.

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I want to support and watch the next generation of Australian comedians...

Come see the next generation of Australian comedians hit the stage in this special teenage comedy bash!


• Performances 7pm - 8pm
• Tickets to watch the performance is $20pp

Click the buy tickets button at the top of this page or the button below


About Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns program

Class Clowns has a celebrated history. For over 25 years, the program has helped hundreds of young people develop their comedy potential.

Past Class Clowns participants including Joel Creasey, Annie Louey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and William McKenna have all gone on to have a career in showbiz.

In addition to workshop and performance opportunities, all registered Class Clowns participants are provided with access to expert advice through an exclusive series of videos from some of Australia’s funniest folk filled with tips and tricks to help get budding performers started on their comedy journey.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is always on the look-out for the next generation of funny people, and there’s never been a better time to encourage the confidence, creativity and comedic talent of young Australians!

Photo credits

  • Hero image Hardy Croucher Photography
  • Carousel Image One Shayla Keane Photography
  • Carousel Image Two Richmond Johnson Photography
  • Carousel Image Three Rose Marie
  • Carousel Image Four Hugo Foxworthy Photography

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Ticket prices

  • Single Price $20


Limelight - Studio 4

Venue Address

Geelong Arts Centre

81 Ryrie St


60 minutes, no interval.


Please note all e-tickets will be sent out 3 days prior to the event.

Photography is not permitted during the performance.