WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?
On Tuesday 12th May our Stand Out Stand Ups (you) will smash out jokes at THE COMEDY STORE (yep) while smashing the stigma of mental health in support of batyr. And we are part of THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL too (oh yes).
So... That's The Comedy Store, at The Sydney Comedy Festival, where the world's best comedians perform, and you can be a part of it. THIS IS AWESOME.
In short this is the best thing to happen to our industry since the drinks’ trolley. And it happens right here. In Sydney. For funny folk, like you. You're not going to want to miss it.
There’s heaps of ways you and your employer can get involved. So hassle your head of HR and cajole your CEO. Become a Stand Out Stand Up!
Put Tuesday 12th May in your diary. Emceed by astonishingly funny pro comedian Cam Knight, featuring pro comedians and the as yet unearthed comedic talents of the funniest folk in our industry, Pitch2Punchline 2020 will be a night of outstanding comedy. Don’t miss it. It’s AT THE COMEDY STORE AND PART OF THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL. We can barely believe it. Tickets on sale soon.
Funny folk. Let’s crack that joke!
We’re looking for amazing people like you to perform alongside pro comedians at THE COMEDY STORE as part of THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL. It will be amazing!
Everyone is welcome. Any experience. Any age. So if you’re a dab hand with a one liner, if the thought of performing alongside pro comedians AT THE COMEDY STORE as part of THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL gets your funny bone quivering (and why wouldn't it) or if you simply want to tickle an audience with an astonishing anecdote and crack a joke for charity, register below.
Experienced open-mic performers to complete novices and terrified first-timers to seasoned presenters are all welcome.
You’ll all be amazing.
What you get.
• 6 WEEKS OF COMEDY TRAINING AND MENTORING BY PRO STAND UP, CAM KNIGHT
• PERFORM ALONGSIDE PRO COMEDIANS AT THE COMEDY STORE AND PERFORM IN THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL (YES, REALLY)
• BRAND RECOGNITION FOR YOUR FABULOUS EMPLOYER
• INSTANT FAME AND FORTUNE*
* Fame and fortune subject to availability
CRACK UP A PEER.
YOUR STAND OUT STAND UPS
HERE'S WHAT OUR 2019 PERFORMERS HAD TO SAY
WHO IS CAM KNIGHT?
“Learning to write and perform comedy in front of a live audience builds confidence, improves presentation and communication skills, helps you think and react quickly and coherently and is a fantastic tool for creative thinking. Working with Pitch2Punchline is also an innovative way for me to steal material for my own shows so, you know, it’s a real win win…”
Cam Knight, shortly after realising what he’d actually agreed to do.
When not being your Stand Out Stand Up comedy trainer and Pitch2Punchline host and MC, Cam Knight is a comedian, actor, presenter and all-round 100 percenter. He’s regularly appeared on the Today Show, co-hosted Studio 10, can be heard as a weekly co-host on Sydney’s Triple M’s Merrickville and The Weekenders with Dan Ginane and has performed stand-up shows across the globe for 16 years. So, you know, he knows what he’s doing.
Here’s a recent review.
"★★★★★ From the minute Cam comes to the stage the laughs come thick and fast…not to be missed.” Theatrepeople 2017
He’s a lovely bloke too. So book him for your next, well, anything.
STARTING POSITIVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH
batyr is a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people.
For every group of 30 young people in Australia, seven will be dealing with a mental health issue, and of these seven, only two will ask for help, leaving five suffering in silence.
Sadly, most young people dealing with mental health issues do not reach out for help, largely due to stigma. batyr exists to change this. We smash the stigma surrounding mental ill health and empower young people to reach out for support. We help create communities that support young peoples’ mental health and well-being. We engage by young people talking to young people about mental health and well-being. We educate through the sharing of young people’s lived experience stories. We empower young people by giving them the knowledge and skills to lead mentally healthy lives.
Our vision is for all young people to be engaged in positive conversations about mental health and empowered to reach out for support when needed and we are thrilled to be the charity partner for Pitch2punchline 2019, working closely to help fulfill this vision.