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Comic In Tuition: Can Comedy be Taught?

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Wes Snelling, Steph Tisdell, Patti Fawcett, Meg Upton and Evan Watts at the Wheeler Centre

Are ‘funny bones’ something you’re born with, or can they grow with time?

In partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we look at ‘Nature vs Nurture’ in comedy. Schools around the country are now using comedy as an educational tool to improve literacy and confidence, and to explore different points of view. How can comedy help us learn? And what else can it teach?

With host Wes Snelling, our panel of comedians and educators – Steph Tisdell, Meg Upton, Patti Fawcett and Evan Watts – discuss mentoring and directing, comedy as a learning tool and its place in the school curriculum.

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