The final battle! Who will stand-up and stake their claim as the funniest new face of 2017??
UPDATE : Finalists Named - 11 rookies will line up on Thu May 17th at Q Theatre in Auckland
Arron Jelly, Becky Umbers, Ed Warren, Hannah Campbell, Gabby Anderson, Joe Daymond, Josiah Day, Joseph Scott, Joshua Jack Thompson, Sean Collier and Tasman Stephenson
There can be only one!
And a ‘runner up’
Oh, and maybe some ‘highly commendeds'
The Grand Final, featuring up to 8 competitors from Auckland plus 2 from the Wellington and 1 from the Christchurch regional finals, marks the final battle in the quest to find NZ's funniest new face for 2018!
Join the finest of the new faces selected from over 100 applicants, plus our international MC in this grueling 2 hour showcase as our expert comedy judges will have the enormous task of picking a winner .. and a runner up, to claim the prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian.
Launched in 1995, the Raw Comedy Quest is New Zealand’s biggest comedy competition, with up to $2000 in prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian to be won.
Since it began 23 years ago hundreds of Kiwi’s have made a stand at the Raw Comedy Quest, a highlight of the annual New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Some have gone on to enjoy continued success as part time and full time performers. Many others have discovered that all they are good for is a few jokes at the office party. But most importantly all of them have faced humankind’s greatest fear – ‘Public Speaking’, with the added expectation of being funny.
The heats for the 2018 Raw Comedy Quest kick off at The Classic on Mon 10 Feb - Mon 23 Apr followed by Semi-Finals during the Comedy Festival on Mon 30 Apr and Mon 07 May at 8pm.
RAW COMEDY QUEST - GRAND FINAL
Date: Thu 17 May / 8:30pm (120min show)
Venue: Rangatira @ Q Theatre, 305 Queen St
Bookings: Q Theatre
On the Night: Door sales at Q Theatre (subject to availability)
See also 'RAW Comedy Quest Semi-Finals' (Mon 30 Apr & Mon 07 May) at The Classic, Auckland
For more information on the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival visit www.comedyfestival.co.nz
8:30 p.m. at Rangatira @ Q Theatre