The Kweens of Comedy Newcomers Program was created to provide an inclusive space for new voices to start stand-up. It’s a comprehensive 101 on how to get on stage, perform your first set and get started in your comedy career!
As a participant of the program you’ll attend a one-day workshop where you’ll learn the fundamentals of the industry, how to approach getting performance opportunities and ask any questions you have about the scene in general. Think of it as a vocational approach to doing stand-up, rather than a course about writing jokes.
During the session you’ll get to workshop your very own jokes with some of Sydney’s best comedy minds. Don’t worry though, it’s not about people telling you what’s funny or not, comedy is subjective, but you’ll receive support and guidance based on the experience of the mentors and general tricks of the trade.
Then, the following Friday you’ll perform to a live audience as part of the Showcase show, with a guaranteed welcoming audience and some high-quality snaps of your performance too.
After this program, you’ll be set to head out into the comedy world and start entertaining audiences across the city (and beyond!).
The Newcomers Program runs every January and July. Applications open roughly 1 month before.
Applications will open later this year.