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The 2024 Raw Comedy Quest - Heats

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  • Single General Admit: $10.25 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Two: $20.50 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Four: $41.00 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Six: $61.50 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
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  • Sat 20 Jul 2024, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 27 Jul 2024, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 3 Aug 2024, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 10 Aug 2024, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 17 Aug 2024, 10:00pm–11:45pm

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Scott Blanks

Welcome to The Classic , for over 25 years NZ's home of live comedy.
Every Saturday night from June 1 to Sept 28th we will be holding the heats for the 2024 Raw Comedy Quest - our search for the funniest new comedians of the year.
So if you think you're funny, or know someone who does, then stand-up this winter and have a crack at winning $2500 in prize money, offers of further professional work at The Classic and beyond and, most importantly, the Glory! Never underestimate The Glory of being the Funniest New Rookie of the Year. It could be the start of something huge ... or not!
All you need is up to 6 minutes of your own original comedy act. Anything goes. Stand-up, music, sketch, improv, mime, solo, duo's, trio's or troupes.

Guest MC's
Sat 15 June : Benjamin Crellin / Sat 22 June : David Stuart / Sat 29 June : Bridget Davies

If you would like to perform; Sign on by emailing
The Heats run every Saturday from June 1st to Sept 28th at 10pm.
The Semi-Finals will be held on Sat 6th and Sat 13th Oct at 10pm.
Followed by the Grand Final on Sat 27th October at 7:30pm at The Classic.

Conditions of Entry
1/ You must be an NZ resident - no tourists, please.
2/ You cannot already be earning any money from performing live comedy - No Pro's.
3/ Your comedy must be your own creation - no covers comedians.
4/ You must be available for the Heats, Semi-Finals and Grand Final - please do not enter if the dates above don't work for you.
5/ You cannot enter if you have entered the Raw Comedy Quest in more than one previous year and not made the Final.

Buy tickets to watch the show? $10 door sales are available at the door on the night, every Saturday, from 7pm. We only offer pre-sales including Exclusive Tables to suit your bubble size.
Tickets for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final will be available here under a separate listing.
Do you want to perform? Contact Scott to book your spot in advance Email is best:
Or visit a Raw gig on Saturday night at 10pm and talk to Scott in person.

BOOKING TICKETS OPTION: Presales are available on Eventfinda. All tickets from $10 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. IF YOU BUY SEPARATE TICKETS AND WANT TO SIT TOGETHER - TELL THE USHER HOW MANY IN THE GROUP Latecomers are not guaranteed seats together.
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. 8pm shows have an age restriction of at least 15 years old accompanied by their parent. Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

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