There can be only one ... And a ‘runner up’ .... Oh, and maybe some ‘highly commendeds'
It's The Grand Final of the annual Raw Comedy Quest, featuring up to 7 competitors from Auckland plus 2 from the Wellington, 1 from the Christchurch and 1 from Otago regional finals, marks the final battle in the quest to find NZ's funniest new face for 2020!
Join the finest of the new faces selected from over 100 applicants, plus our international MC in this grueling 2 hour showcase as our expert comedy judges will have the enormous task of picking a winner .. and a runner up, to claim the prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian.
Launched in 1995, the Raw Comedy Quest is New Zealand’s biggest comedy competition, with up to $2000 in prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian to be won.
Since it began 25 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 2020 Raw Comedy Quest kick off at The Classic on Mon 10 Feb - Mon 27 Apr followed by during the Comedy Festival on Mon 04 and Mon 11 May at 8pm.