The Wellington Raw Comedy Quest is the capital’s premier comedy competition. Witness the rising stars in stand-up comedy before they hit the big time.
With 6 heats, the top 16 make it to the semifinals, top 8 to the Wellington final, with the top two performers flown to Auckland to compete in the National Raw Comedy Quest Final.
1st semifinal 9th April hosted by Paul Douglas
2nd semifinal 16th April hosted by Eli Matthewson
With over $2000 in prize money and national coverage, the Raw Comedy Quest can be the stepping stone to a career in comedy.
Previous Wellington competitors include NZ favourite James Nokise, Billy T Award winner Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, and 7Days’ Sera Devcich.
To enter all you need is 6min of original material and the guts to get up on stage. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll book you in asap.
Wellingtonians James Malcolm, Savanna Calton and Lucy Roche won 2014, 2015 and 2016 National Raw Comedy Quests, and Gabby Anderson in 2018, can we bring it back home to Wellington this year?