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Comic In Tuition: Can Comedy be Taught?

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

In partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’ll 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 will discuss mentoring and directing, comedy as a learning tool and its place in the school curriculum.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


Portrait of Wes Snelling

Wes Snelling

Melbourne’s own award-winning Wes Snelling has a ‘beautiful voice, and a wicked sense of comic timing’ (the Age). He has been working within the arts industry for over a decade as an actor, singer, writer, comedian, director, radio presenter, production/stage/tour manager and facilitator. Wes is a celebrated Australian artiste whose work has seen him tour throughout Australia, Europe, the UK and most recently New York.

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