WORK­SHOP GETS DEADLY LAUGHS

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WHERE: Como Visit www.dead­ly­funny. com.au for more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter. Deadly Funny is open to Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­ders aged 18 and over. Acts should be three-five min­utes max and be­tween one and three peo­ple. Rou­tines must be orig­i­nal and can be stand up, mu­si­cal, sketch, phys­i­cal/dance or char­ac­ter based DEREK Nan­nup isn’t just funny. He is deadly funny.

The for­mer co­me­dian will be a judge at this year’s Deadly Funny Perth heat and fi­nal which will be held at the Cygnet Cinema this week as part of the South Perth Fi­esta.

The show is the only ded­i­cated Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der com­edy pro­gram for Australia’s tra­di­tional own­ers and at­tempts to un­earth and recog­nise bright and bold new tal­ent.

With a story-telling cul­ture that goes back more than 60,000 years, the com­peti­tor’s nat­u­ral tal­ents shine through.

Co­me­dian Kevin Kropiny­eri will men­tor the Perth en­trants in a work­shop be­fore they take the stage and will of­fer ad­vice on how to de­velop their per­for­mance tech­niques.

2014 Deadly Funny Na­tional Fi­nal win­ner Stephanie Tis­dell is testing the in­ter­na­tional com­edy wa­ters in the UK.

“Deadly Funny was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic,” she said.

“I had so much fun and got to in­ter­act with some amaz­ing co­me­di­ans. The com­pe­ti­tion af­firmed to me my love for com­edy.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Derek Nan­nup will be a judge for Dead­ly­Funny at Cygnet Cinema in Como on Thurs­day.

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