Australia’s biggest open mic comedy competition

Think you’ve got what it takes to make a splash in the comedy scene? Dive into RAW Comedy!

Previous competitors include Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, proving that RAW Comedy can really be a springboard to success.

It’s time to take the plunge! Whether it’s a perfect 10 or bellyflop, RAW Comedy 2017 is a rush like no other.

What is RAW Comedy?

  • RAW Comedy happens in every capital city in Australia and in some regional centres.
  • You enter your details and your preferred heat when registering online.
  • You perform a 5 minute spot of new, original comedy material at the heat.
  • Heats are compered by a professional comedian and are open to the public to attend.
  • The best acts from the heats progress to appropriate finals.
  • The best acts from the State Finals generally go onto the National Final.
  • The National Grand Final is held in the Melbourne Town Hall as a feature event of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 


The ultimate RAW Comedy National Champion jets off to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world's largest and most awesome annual comedy fun time to perform in So You Think You're Funny?.
The 2016 National Champion was Danielle Walker from Queensland.