Interview: Norma and Alex on Class Comedians 2017

This is the third and final part to my interview series with the 2017 Wellington Class Comedians! Except for me, but I’m not gonna interview myself cause that would be a bit weird. The showcase is THIS SUNDAY at 3pm at the Wellington Rowers Club. Buy your tickets here: https://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/find-a-show/class-comedians-showcase-2/

Alex Fox

Who are you and why did you do Class Comedians?

I am Alex fox, I’m 16 years old and I go to Wellington High School. I did class comedians because it seemed like a really good opportunity and my friend Finn from the school library who knew Eamonn said to go for it. I also thought that I could use what I learn in class comedians in my own comedy film scripts.

What would you tell someone wanting to do Class Comedians next year?

Hell yeah. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to take your first steps into the world of comedy. And you will have a lot of people supporting you along the way. Also don’t be afraid that you won’t be funny enough to do it. It’s a learning experience and you will have a ton of help along the way to make sure your performance is the best it can be, and you’ll only improve from there.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt doing Class Comedians?

The fact that something that doesn’t seem funny at first or seem to fit in a stand up might still have a good chance of becoming something greater. Don’t be afraid to change what you have on paper, you will need to cut out a lot of context to fit in the five minute limit.

What are you most excited about performing at the showcase?

I always loved to perform. It’s one of the most satisfying feelings I get know that I have entertained people. I’ve done dance and drama performances before this and loved doing them both. I’m now excited to try a entertain people with comedy stand up. As long as the audience have been entertained by our performance, I’ll be happy.

Why should people come to the showcase?

Because it’ll be fun to see potential future stand up comedians. Plus we need the moral support. Or do it just because what else are you going to do at 3pm on a sunday?

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Norma Mclean

Who are you and why did you do Class Comedians?

My name is Norma McLean. I go to Wellington High school. I chose to do class comedians because my family is poor and I wanted that free artist pass. No but in all seriousness I have always loved the idea of, and aspired to become, a performing artist and stand up comedy always stood out to me.

What would you tell someone wanting to do Class Comedians next year?

I would tell people wanting to do class comedians next year to not be afraid of putting yourself out there. Don’t talk yourself down. Use every opportunity to try new things. Failure is a success in hindsight.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt doing Class Comedians?

The most important thing I have learnt in class comedians is that I have a lot to learn! There are whole new world’s to discover and I’m glad that I was able to reach into one through class comedians. I can’t wait to open up new opportunities through this one.

What are you most excited about performing at the showcase?

The thing I am most excited about for this showcase is that I will be able to say that I had my very first stand up comedy performance at age fourteen in Wellington as part of the class comedians. I’m excited to make this performance the first of, hopefully, many more.

Why should people come to the showcase?

I think people should come to the showcase to help support the class comedians program. It has really done great things for myself and I know the rest of the class also. It helps to provide a different alternative for young artists. I know that I myself am very scared for the future, being a young artist, because I thought I had limited options for a bright future with my career path. Class comedians has helped me become more confident in my passions and has helped open my eyes to wider opportunities. People should come to the showcase just to show their support so that more young artists like myself can join and gain what I have gained.
You can buy tickets to the 2017 Wellington Class Comedians Showcase here: https://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/find-a-show/class-comedians-showcase-2/ 

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