Australia’s biggest open mic comedy competition!

Every year hundreds of funny folk from across Australia sign up for their time in the spotlight as part of RAW Comedy, the country’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy compeititon.

Some of the nation’s finest funny-makers have cannonballed into comedy acclaim through RAW Comedy – Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Anne Edmonds, Becky Lucas and Aaron Chen, just to name a few. All you need is five minutes of original material and your eyes on the prize… get through the heats and finals and you could be the last one standing!

Registrations for RAW Comedy 2023 will open in late 2022 - sign up to our e-news or follow RAW Comedy on Facebook to be notified when registrations open.


Melbourne International Comedy Festival
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