A LOVE of Jim Carrey movies and a desire for drama is leading a Wod- onga teen to a life as a comedian.
A year 10 student at Catholic College Wodonga Anne-Maree Morris has entered the Class Clowns competition, billed as a “hunt for the funniest teen in the country”.
Heats for the competition will be held on February 26 at The Cube in Wodonga.
Anne-Maree, 15, is already planning her set.
“A lot of comedy is based around story-telling,” Anne-Maree said.
She hopes her story of her year 3 class being attacked by an emu will bring a few laughs.
“If it doesn’t go so well then that’s OK, I’ve always got next year,” Anne-Maree said.
“I want people to laugh with me, but if they laugh at me so be it, I’m OK with that.”
Anne-Maree hopes to pursue an acting career after a school talent show last year gave her a taste for the stage.
“I put myself out there and people seemed to like the stories I told,” she said.
Other budding comedians can apply for the Class Clowns competition. The best will compete in a final at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.