Newcomers Program

The Newcomers Program was created to encourage new and diverse voices to get started in comedy in a welcoming and inclusive environment. It’s not a joke writing course or a stand-up course, 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. You’ll also workshop your very own jokes with some of Sydney’s best comedic minds.

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 next program will run later in 2022. To keep up to date with the latest information, sign up to the mailing list below.

Jan 2022 Program

We’re super proud to have helped the following alumni take to the stage and begin their own comedy journeys!

David Allsopp, Jenna Butcher, Annie Boyle, Sean Corcoran, RJ Daligcon, Chanika Desilva, Natanyah Forbes, Jack Gamble, Krutika Harale, Mike Hitch, Lara Holmes, Amanda Hood, Riccardo Ingle, Matthew Jackson, Pankaj Kawatra, Chris Knight, Kripa Krithivasan, Kelly McLoughlin, Josephine Massingham, Oliver Moore, Sean Moran, Nicole Murch, Damon Neame, Josh Ng, Maddie Parker, MC Sabbagh, Yasemin Sabuncu, Jose Talite, Kate Wilkins, and Wen Wu.