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Raw Comedy Quest 2016: The Semi Finals


Mon 25 Apr 2016, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Mon 2 May 2016, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: The Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
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Listed by: TheClassic

Raw Comedy Quest 2016: The Semi Finals
Live at The Classic ... There can only be one winner ... and a runner up

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 20 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 2016 Raw Comedy Quest kick off at The Classic on Mon 15 Feb - Mon 18 Apr at 8pm.
Tickets are $5 per person. Door Sales at The Classic Comedy Club from 7pm.

The Semi Final Heats will be held at The Classic on Mon 25 Apr and Mon 02 May at 8pm.
(Purchase tickets below)

The Grand Final featuring up to 10 competitors from Auckland Wellington and Christchurch will be held on the final night of the Festival, Sat 14 May, 9pm at Q Theatre.
Tickets are $25 person. Book at

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The Classic is a licensed bar requiring all minors (under 18) to be accompanied by THEIR parent at all times.
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

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