Class Clowns

Class Clowns

For the past 30 years, the Gilded Balloon’s comedy newcomer competition, So You Think You’re Funny? has seen hundreds of talented hopefuls go on to achieve overwhelming success in the comedy industry. Jimmy Carr, Lee MackRussell Howard, Kevin Bridges, Daniel Sloss, Sarah Millican, Dylan Moran, Aisling Bea, Peter KayGreg Davies, Greg McHugh (Gary: Tank Commander) and Jack Whitehall are just some of the household names to have come out of the competition over the years.

Now, the producers of So You Think You’re Funny? think it’s about time we extended the opportunity to the under 18s!

Class Clowns originated at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and now finds a second home at Gilded Balloon in Scotland. That’s right, folks! Class Clowns is THE comedy newcomer competition for under 18’s and we’re giving you the chance to get involved for 2017!

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APPLY NOW for your opportunity to workshop material with comedians and industry professionals, perform on stage during the world’s biggest comedy festival as well as the chance to get your hands on some amazing prizes and the coveted title of Class Clowns champion 2017!

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Want to apply but not sure where to begin? This page offers you some support materials to help you to hone your comedic craft:

This site offers you some support materials to help you to hone your comedic craft:

  • CLICK HERE to explore the various types of comedy associated with different comedians and consider what type of performance you might want to bring to the competition!
  • CLICK HERE  to complete an exercise designed to help you develop your writing skills!
  • CLICK HERE  to complete an exercise designed to develop your performing skills!

You can also read about last year’s contestant experiences of Class Clowns by clicking HERE!

All applicants must have consent from a parent or guardian when entering the competition

Got a question?

We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or suggestions. Get in touch here.

We only have a limited amount of applications we can take each year, once we are full we are full – so there’s no time to waste! Apply now!