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Raw Comedy Quest 2019 : The Semi-Finals

Raw Quest Semi Finals 2019

8:00 p.m.

The Classic
Adult $10 | R18 | Book on Eventfinda Duration: 120mins

8:00 p.m.

The Classic
Adult $10 | R18 | Book on Eventfinda Duration: 120mins


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 24 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.

2019 Raw Comedy Quest 
Weekly Heats
kick off at The Classic on Mon 11 Feb - Mon 29 Apr
Semi Finals are held during the Comedy Fest on Mon 08 and Mon 13 May
The Grand Final is live at Q Theatre on Thu 23 May 

Date:         Mon 06 & Mon 13 May | 8pm  (2hr show)               
Venue:       The Classic, 321 Queen St
Tickets:      Adult Mon $10 | Credit Card fees apply
Bookings:   Pre-sales available on Eventfinda or 0800 BUY TIX (0800 289 849)
On the Night:  After 5pm try for door sales at The Classic (subject to availability)
Sorry, reserve now - pay later and Entertainment Vouchers are not applicable. 

See also RAW COMEDY QUEST - GRAND FINAL (Thu 23 May) at Q

You obviously have good taste, so you should definitely check out some more live comedy in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo from 02 – 26 May. Discover the other shows on offer at comedyfestival.co.nz


The fine print:
Tickets: All tickets available through Eventfinda. Fees may apply. 
Online sales close at 6pm on the day. 
We recommend purchasing your tickets from Eventfinda to avoid disappointment. 
Groups of 30+ please contact 0800 BUY TIX (0800 289 849) or email info@comedy.co.nz

Entertainment Book vouchers NOT accepted for this event.

Seating: 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. 
Seating is cabaret style with the best tables located at the front of the room. 
Latecomers are not guaranteed seats together

This venue is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. 

The Law: 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 only.
Shows have an age restriction of at least 14 years old accompanied by their parent. 
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons. 

For more information on our booking process or the club visit The Classic FAQs