Australia's biggest comedy competition

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Congratulations to the winner of RAW Comedy 2014 - Matt Stewart (VIC) and runner up Katie Burch (NSW)!

RAW Comedy is Australia's biggest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition, running since 1996! Past RAW Comedy winners and finalists include Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Peter Helliar, Anne Edmonds and Ronny Chieng.


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, and recorded for broadcast by ABC2.


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 compete in So You Think You're Funny? Our 2013 National Champion Demi Lardner went on to be the co-winner at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe!