Deadly Funny Canberra

Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Deadly Funny returns for another year, heading around the country to unearth some of the freshest, fiercest and funniest from the oldest culture on earth!

Entering its 15th year, Deadly Funny has seen the likes of Steph Tisdell, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Shiralee Hood and Sean Choolburra join the program as both participants and mentors.

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!

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