BEING disruptive at school has paid off for a Wodonga teenager.
Gregor Tarrant, 14, has been named Australia’s funniest teen after winning the 2014 Class Clowns national final.
The Wodonga Middle Years College student outdid 12 other state finalists at Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre last week.
The five-minute routine involved Gregor playing a nerd eager to answer questions in class but unable to control his wayward hand that eventually overtakes him.
His hand turns into a snake charmer, then an emu, before his body finally turns into a T-Rex.
Gregor reckons it was an easy act to follow, considering he has played the class clown in real life for many years.
“I still can’t believe it,” he said of the win.
Gregor believed the physical nature of his routine had set him apart.
“My act was physical while the others were musical or stand-ups,” he said.
His mum, Debbie, said he had done well, considering he didn’t have an act three months ago.
“We are very proud of him,” Mrs Tarrant said.
However, she was under no illusion of the kind of student he was.
“Everything he gets into trouble for at school has got him here,” she said.
Gregor won a trophy, $1500 and $1000 for his school.