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Raw Comedy Quest 2013 - Grand Final


Sun 12 May 2013, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Students - 2 for the price of 1: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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 on Sun.

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 18 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 humankind's greatest fear - ‘public speaking’ - with the added expectation of being funny.

The heats for the 2013 Raw Comedy Quest kick off at The Classic on Mon March 4th for 7 weeks, followed by semi-finals during the festival on Mon 29 April and Sun 5 May. The Grand Final features up to 8 competitors from Auckland and 2 from Wellington.

To enter, call Scott at The Classic on 09-3734321 or email

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