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.
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 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 human kinds 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 at 8pm.
Tickets are $5 per person. Door sales at The Classic from 7pm.
The Grand Final featuring up to 10 competitors from Auckland Wellington and Christchurch will be held on the final night of the Festival, TBC . Tickets will be on sale for this from March 1st.
Tickets are $25 per person.
THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT!
Reserved tickets must be collected no later than 15 mins before the show or they will be released to public.
DON'T BE LATE
Part of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co., running from 28 April - 20 May. To get the latest on all the comedy shows on offer, info about the Fest, access to competitions and special deals, head to comedyfestival.co.nz.
Eventfinda - Pre-purchase on Eventfinda
(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!
Any unclaimed tickets by 8.50pm will be sold on to by-standers on waitlist.
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 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.