Class clowns play up without penalty



PAT Curran and Shane Smith have been rewarded for being class clowns.

The duo competed in a local comedy act on Friday and won.

"Nice one judges,'' Pat said from the stage after news of the win broke.

"Ladies, that was for you,'' Shane said.

Both students are in Year 12 at St Brendan's College.

"We used stories from school as our main inspiration,'' Shane said.

Seven comedy acts from four Rockhampton high schools competed in the second annual Class Clowns competition at the Pilbeam Theatre on Friday.

Second place was awarded to Anthony "Kimmi'' Swindles and third to Corinda Regan from Girls Grammar School.

St Brendan's College students Kerrod Green and Luke Davis also competed, as did Girls Grammar School's Emma Windle and St Ursula's College duo Maddie George and Anna Russell.

The budding comedians rehearsed and developed their self-devised comedy acts with a comedian from the Melbourne Comedy Festival and then performed them in the afternoon.

Despite winning the competition, Pat and Shane couldn't think of anything funny to tell The Morning Bulletin.

They will fly to Brisbane next week to compete in the state finals.



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