Australia’s biggest open mic comedy competition!

Gather your funniest jokes and step into the spotlight for the ultimate quest to discover the nation's top emerging comedians.

With past competitors including Anne Edmonds, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Becky Lucas, and Aaron Chen (just to name a few), RAW Comedy is the premier platform for budding comedians to ascend to new comedic heights, one punchline at a time.

RAW Comedy is over for this year, but registrations will open late 2024 for the 2025 competition. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our e-news now for program announcements. 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
(03) 9245 3700