John CARR - comedian




Thursday 21st Sep 2017

7:30 p.m. at The Classic

Adult from $30 | Door sales from 7pm | Auction and more fundraising fun

8:00 p.m. at The Classic



You heard it here first!

A quickfire showcase of fresh comedy. Plus Urzila, Dai, and that guy from Aussie - Ray Badran.

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2017 Raw Comedy Quest : The Heats

Raw Quest 2017

We will be closed on Easter Monday 17 April. There will be no shows this night. 
Raw is back on Monday 24 April at 8pm for the last Raw Quest Heat.


Celebrating 20 years at the Home of Live Comedy

It is the bungy jump of stand-up comedy in New Zealand where we take man's greatest fear, public speaking, and add the expectation of being funny!

So who will stand-up and stake their claim for the title of the 'funniest new face of the year' decided in front of a panel of expert judges in the Grand Final during the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival.

Launched in 1995, the Raw Comedy Quest is New Zealand's biggest comedy competition, with $2000 in prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian to be won.

Since it began 22 years ago hundreds of Kiwi's have made a stand at the Raw Comedy Quest, a high light 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 human kinds greatest fear - 'Public Speaking', with the added expectation of being funny.

The heats for the 2017 Raw Comedy Quest kick off at The Classic on Mon 13 Feb, following the end of the Summer Raw season, and run through to Mon 24 Apr at 8pm.

The Raw Comedy Quest Semi-Finals will be at The Classic on Mon 01 May and Mon 08 May at 8pm during the first 2 weeks of the Comedy Festival

Followed by the Raw Comedy Quest - Grand Final  on Thu 18 May/ 8:30pm at Q Theatre

To enter call Scott at The Classic on 09-3734321 or email


BOOKING TICKETS OPTION: - use the BOOK TICKETS function to reserve tickets and pay later. 
No booking fees. Tickets held until 15 mins before the show. Don't be late!

On the Night - Take a chance with door sales at The Classic from 7pm 
(subject to availability)

 For all shows we recommend arriving 15mins before the show starts. 
Latecomers are not guaranteed seats

The Classic is a licensed bar requiring all minors (under 18) to be accompanied by THEIR parent. 
Anyone looking under 25 will be asked for ID in the form of :
NZ Driver's License, Passport or HNZ 18+ Card. 

8pm shows have an age restriction of 15 years old accompanied by their parent. 
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated.