Australia’s first ever Stand-up Comedy Education Program for Schools
The Nelson Twins are one of the most unique stand up comedy acts in the world. Raised in rural New South Wales, they have been performing as a duo for the past 7 years. From their humble beginnings in 2006, the twins have fast become one of the most sought after double acts in Australia having been one of the standout act on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012. However, Chris and Justin are not only stars of the stage they are also qualified (secondary) school teachers with a special interest in student development. Their passion for education lead them to design this extensive program focusing on “The Five C’s”
- Courage – Discovering the courage to be yourself, to try something new, to be resilient, to tell your story and ultimately to stand and deliver
- Confidence – The ability to take risks, learn from your mistakes and celebrate the small wins
- Connection – The importance of connecting with others, building new relationships and strengthening existing ones.
- Creative Thinking – Comedy relies on an art form of creativity and students are empowered with a sense of purpose and autonomy
- Communication – By learning to communicate effictively with an audience, students learn communication strategies to deliver a story
The ‘Stand up and be Counted’ (SUABC) program offers something that has never been seen in secondary schools before. SUABC is a fun, educational and exciting program that gives students the opportunity to face one of life’s greatest fears, speaking in public. Engaging students with humour, The Nelson Twins take the kids on a journey of self-discovery and equips them with the skills to take risks and get out of their comfort zone.
The one day course covers five types of comedy (story telling, one-liner’s, impersonation, slap stick and observational humour) as they work towards constructing there own stand-up comedy routines. Through a range of group activities and one-on-one tuition, students are guaranteed to be speaking confidently to an audience of their peers by the end of the session.