Comedy's class clown to support poor

Wodonga Middle Years College student Gregor Tarrant, 14, is off to perform in Melbourne. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Wodonga Middle Years College student Gregor Tarrant, 14, is off to perform in Melbourne. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

GREGOR Tarrant is the boy who transformed from a school student into a comedian overnight.

And now the Wodonga Middle Years College student, who won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s class clowns competition, is gearing up for his first performance since obtaining the title last month.

On Sunday he will again take on the role of a “try-hard” school student who morphs into a snake charmer, an emu and then a T-Rex at Magical Suitcase Day in Melbourne.

The event, held in Federation Square by the Magical Getaway Foundation, aims to bring hope to children and families living in poverty by giving them a holiday.

“I’m really excited about performing,” he said.

Gregor, 14, said his goal was to just make families laugh.

Magical Getaway Foundation director and founder Rosemary Teed said she heard Gregor was hysterical.

“I thought he would be a great match for what we are trying to create,” she said.

“He’s young and the event is all about magic and assisting children and families in poverty.”

Ms Teed said it would be a great opportunity for him.

Gregor said he was thrilled people were starting to recognise him and he hoped he would be invited to perform at other events.

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