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The Comedy Initiative

The Comedy Initiative is designed to provide comedians with opportunities to develop their craft within the Australian Arts Industry.

With limited opportunities for comedians in the current landscape, initiatives like this are crucial to build the next wave of talent, support emerging and mid-career comedians and to help share new perspectives, making audiences everywhere feel welcome and most importantly, cry (with laughter!).

If you’re a comedian wanting to get involved in our program, sign up to our newsletter here to keep in the loop.

Or, If you’re interested in seizing this unique opportunity as a supporting partner, contact us to learn more.

The Newcomers Program

October 2020 – Newcomers Program

The Newcomers Program

The Newcomers Programs was created to encourage new and diverse voices to get started in comedy..

Initiated in 2019, the program has seen more than 20 budding comedians get a great start in the industry. They have gone on to perform at festivals such as Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival, establish their own comedy nights and perform at gigs across the country!

The next program will run in July 2021. Sign up to our newsletter here to keep up to date with all the latest information.

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The Emerging Program

The Emerging Program is a way for comedians who have some performing experience (6 months – 1 year) to get to the next stage of their careers, hone their craft and learn invaluable theoretical knowledge from some of Sydney’s most talented artists. 

In a one-day workshop followed by one individual mentoring session, you’ll get real-world feedback about your material, stage presence and ask any questions you may have too. 

The next program will run in 2022. Sign up to our newsletter here to keep up to date with all the latest information.

Coming in 2022!

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