WORKSHOP GETS DEADLY LAUGHS
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.”
Derek Nannup will be a judge for DeadlyFunny at Cygnet Cinema in Como on Thursday.