It is the bungy jump of stand-up comedy in New Zealand where we take humankind'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 2019 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 24 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 2019 Raw Comedy Quest kick off at The Classic 8pm on Mon 11 Feb and run through to Mon 29 Apr.
The Raw Comedy Quest Semi-Finals will be at The Classic on Mon 06 and Mon 013 May at 8pm during the first 2 weeks of the Comedy Festival
Followed by the Raw Comedy Quest - Grand Final at Q Theatre (Date TBC)
Contacting Scott to book your spot:
Email is best: email@example.com
Phone 09 3734321 between 12pm - 2pm.
Scott is not usually in the office so best to email him.
BOOKING TICKETS OPTION:
Eventfinda - Purchase a Table of Six on Eventfinda and SAVE!
(booking fees may apply)
Comedy.co.nz - use the BOOK TICKETS function to reserve tickets & pay later
No booking fees. Tickets held until 15 mins before the show. Don't be late!
Online booking requests close at 4pm on the Friday before.
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.
All seating is allocated by the Duty Manager on the night starting from the front.
Groups booked under the same name will automatically be sat together.
IF YOU BUY SEPARATE TICKETS AND WANT TO SIT TOGETHER - TELL THE USHER HOW MANY IN THE GROUP
Latecomers are not guaranteed seats together
The Classic is a licensed bar requiring all minors (under 18) to be accompanied by THEIR parent at all times.
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 at least 15 years old accompanied by their parent.
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.