Australia’s biggest open mic comedy competition

Are you prepared to walk comedy’s ultimate highwire? Put your best foot forward and enter RAW Comedy – Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic competition!

With past competitors including Tom Ballard, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, you can see that RAW Comedy really helps to strike that perfect comedy balance.

You never know what new heights will be reached!

Register now!



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 2017 National Champion was Zack Dyer from Victoria.