Warrnambool College to host Melbourne International Comedy Festival's 'Class Clown'

What do you call a student who frequently makes jokes or pokes fun, and is consistently telling jokes and attracting everyone's attention in school? 

The answer is a class clown, and that’s exactly who Dirty Angel Comedy front man Aidan Nicholson is hoping will put their hand up to entertain crowds at the Warrnambool College Auditorium on Thursday.

Belly laugh: Warrnambool's Connor Gurry and Caitlin Garner and Dirty Angel's Aidan Nicolson are hoping to fill the stage with funny teens at the 2018 Class Clowns comedy night on Thursday. Picture: Christine Ansorge

Belly laugh: Warrnambool's Connor Gurry and Caitlin Garner and Dirty Angel's Aidan Nicolson are hoping to fill the stage with funny teens at the 2018 Class Clowns comedy night on Thursday. Picture: Christine Ansorge

In his search for the south-west’s funniest teenagers, the man on a mission to bring laughs to the city is hosting the Warrnambool heat of ‘Class Clowns’ for youth in Years 9 to 12. 

“It’s a great opportunity to try your hand at comedy,” he said, “Just jump up on stage and give it a go.”

Mr Nicholson said the performance at 7.30pm would be preceded with a writing and stagecraft instructional workshop by professional comedian Xavier Michelides.

“Don’t worry, you won’t go in unprepared,” Mr Nicholson said. “You’ll spend two hours with Xavier before taking the plunge.”

Class Clowns is a nation-wide competition that has launched the careers of comedians such as Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and Warrnambool’s own Tom Ballard.

“We want the local kids to get involved, sign up online and come along and support a mate up on stage,” Mr Nicholson said. 

The free event will begin with a workshop from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, show from 7:30pm. 

The winner will continue to the state final of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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