RAW Comedy is Australia's biggest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been producing it since 1996, and past RAW Comedy winners and finalists include Chris Lilley, Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper, Michael Workman, Mike McLeish (Keating! The Musical) and Tim Minchin. RAW Comedy runs nationally every year between January and April.
Anyone who has earned less than $500 from performing comedy is eligible to show off their comic prowess on the RAW stage. Five minutes of new, original comedy material is all it takes. Stand-up, sketch, double and triple acts, musical comedy are all welcome and even insolvent mortgage lenders.
So swap the bread-line for a punch-line, and register now! Places in heats are strictly limited and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Visit http://www.rawcomedy.com.au/ to register.
Proudly supported by Triple J.
Saturday 22 February and Saturday 1 March 2014
Show starts at 8. Be early - no reserved seating.
Saturday 23 February and Saturday 9 March 2013
You may think you've heard it all before, but it's time to ready yourself for a fresh take on comedy as a brand new breed of contestants compete for the crown of RAW Comedy National Champion 2013.
Saturday 13 March 2010
So, who s going to be the greatest unknown Daredevil of Funny? 15 of the ACT s brand spanking new comics compete with 5mins of material each - that s who! MC Adam Rozenbachs (Spicks and Specks and ABC radio regular)
Saturday 28 February 2009
Raw Comedy 2009 sorts out the Pretenders from the Contenders in an exciting night of Canberra's contribution to Australia's biggest new talent comedy competition... someone's got to go to Melbourne for the Grand Final! Fresh, exciting, hilarious and, frankly, slightly awkward for second and third place getters.