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Raw Comedy Quest 2020 : The Semi-Finals

Raw Quest Semi Finals 2020

Congratulations - the following 24 performers have made it to the 'next level' of the 2020 Raw Comedy Quest and will be competing in one of two semi-finals on Mon Oct 12 & 19 at The Classic at 7:30pm.

Semi Final 1 - Mon Oct 12th / 7:30pm

MC Lana Walters with Anthony Crum, Bailey Poaching , Elliot McLaren , Harry Burke , Jack Caldwell , Jean Gribbin , Liam Lonergan , Natasha Popovich , Patrick Shanahan , Sheryl Coyle , Sieni Leo’o Olo , Thomas Chapman

Semi Final # 2 – Mon 19 Oct / 7:30pm

MC El Jaguar with, Amy Bird, Charlie Laurie, Connor Van Vuuren, Henry Yan, Jaye Xu, Joel McCarthy, Joseph Will, Josephine Bartley, Karoki Njeru, Katie Longbottom, Melissa Pentacost, Nardus Oelofse

** BOOK IN ADVANCE - ALWAYS SELLS OUT!! **

After 'pausing for effect' (The Covid Effect) we have almost made it to the Grand Final of the 2020 Raw Comedy Quest. But first 24 hopeful rookies, selected from the 16 or so so Heats held since February will line-up, split over 2 semi-finals on Oct 12 & 19 at The Classic. Of these 24 just 8 will be selected to go through to Grand Finals Week - Thu 29 to Sat 31 Oct at The Classic.

The Raw Comedy Quest ...

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 $2500 in prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian to be won.

Since it began 25 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.

2020 Raw Comedy Quest 
Semi Finals are on Mon 12 & Mon 19 Oct.
Followed by The Grand Finals Week - Thu 29 to Sat 31 Oct.

The Grand Final on Sat 31 Oct goes on public sale on Oct 20th.

RAW COMEDY QUEST - SEMI FINALS   
Date:         Mon 12 & Mon 19 Oct | 7:30pm  (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)

THE VENUE ONLY SELLS TICKETS ON THE NIGHT FOR THE SHOWS ON THAT NIGHT AND ONLY IF THERE ARE ANY TICKETS AVAILABLE AFTER EVENTFINDA SALES. 
PRE-PURCHASE ON EVENTFINDA TO AVOID MISSING OUTOn 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. 

 

The fine print:
Tickets: All tickets available through Eventfinda. Fees may apply. 
TICKETS ARE NONREFUNDABLE/NONEXCHANGEABLE. 
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