RAW calendar

Registrations for RAW Comedy 2021 are now open!

This winter, we’re covering all corners of the country, to lure out of hibernation the next generation of comedy superstars. The competition will take place in July and August 2021 with the Finals to conclude in September/October 2021.

UPDATES (as at 31 July 2021):

Due to NSW Covid restrictions, we are sorry to announce that The Comedy Store RAW Comedy Sydney heat #1 (6 July) has been rescheduled to Tuesday 10 August and heat #2 (13 July) to Tuesday 17 August. Heat #3 (20 July) and heat #4 (27 July) at The Comedy Store have been postponed and new dates will be announced soon. The RAW Comedy heat in Wollongong (5 August) at the Wollongong Town Hall has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon. The RAW Comedy heat at Byron Bay Services Club (19 July) has been cancelled, if you were registered for this heat you have been reallocated to the Mullumbimby heat on 2 August. If you have not received confirmation please contact the venue.

Due to the Queensland Government Covid restrictions, we are sorry to announce that the RAW Comedy heat at The Avenue in Surfers Paradise (13 July) has been rescheduled to Tuesday 3 August.

Due to Victorian Government COVIDSafe settings, we are sorry to announce that the RAW Comedy heat #3 (17 July), heat #5 (24 July) at The Evelyn and heat #4 (18 July) and heat #6 (25 July) at Howler have been postponed and new dates will be announced soon (see info below for any rescheduled dates). The RAW Comedy Ballarat heat (23 July) at the George Hotel has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon.

Due to South Australia Government Covid restrictions, we are sorry to announce that the RAW Comedy heat #3 (21 July), heat #4 (28 July) and SA Final (8 August) at The Rhino Room has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon (see info below for any rescheduled dates).

Due to Queensland Government Covid restrictions, we are sorry to announce that the RAW Comedy heat #7 (Sunday 1 August) at The Paddo Tavern has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon.

 

For any ticket refunds or enquiries please contact the relevant venue. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to see you very soon.

Check back here for more updates or visit wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirusnsw.gov.au/covid-19/rulesqld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19, coronavirus.vic.gov.au and covid-19.sa.gov.au

2021 RAW Comedy calendar

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra - heat #1 - Wednesday 7 July, 7.30pm - The Civic Pub | SOLD OUT


Canberra - heat #2 - Wednesday 14 July, 6pm - The Civic Pub | (past event)


Canberra - heat #2 - Wednesday 14 July, 7.30pm - The Civic Pub | SOLD OUT


ACT FINAL - Sunday 1 August, 7.30pm - The Street Theatre | Tickets here

New South Wales

Heats will be rescheduled when health advice indicates that it is safe to do so. Tickets already purchased can be exchanged for a new date when available, or refunded.

We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but we ask for your understanding as we try and fit everyone in. If you are not able to attend an alternative heat when one is available, we will aim to get you a date in 2022.

Sydney - heat #1 - Tuesday 6 July, rescheduled to Tuesday 10 August, 8pm - The Comedy Store | Tickets here


Sydney - heat #2 - Tuesday 13 July, rescheduled to Tuesday 17 August, 8pm - The Comedy Store | Tickets here


Byron Bay - heat - Monday 19 July, 8pm - Byron Bay Services Club | CANCELLED


Sydney - heat #3 - Tuesday 20 July, 8pm - The Comedy Store | POSTPONED (new date tbc)


Sydney - heat #4 - Tuesday 27 July, 8pm - The Comedy Store | POSTPONED (new date tbc)


Mullumbimby - heat - Monday 2 August, 8pm - Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club | Tickets here


Sydney - heat #5 - Tuesday 3 August, 8pm - The Comedy Store | Tickets here


Wollongong - heat - Thursday 5 August, 8pm - Wollongong Town Hall | POSTPONED (new date tbc)


Newcastle - heat - Friday 6 August, 8pm - Civic Theatre Newcastle | Tickets here


NSW FINAL - The Comedy Store - details to come

Northern Territory

Darwin - heat #1 - Tuesday 15 June, 7.30pm - Happy Yess (past event)


Darwin - heat #2 - Tuesday 22 June, 7.30pm - Happy Yess (past event)


NT FINAL - Saturday 17 July, 7.30pm - Darwin Entertainment Centre (past event)

Queensland

Brisbane - heat #1 - Sunday 11 July, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club (past event)


Surfers Paradise - heat - Tuesday 13 July rescheduled to Tuesday 3 August, 7.30pm - The Avenue | Tickets here


Brisbane - heat #2 - Thursday 15 July, 8pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | (past event)


Brisbane - heat #3 - Sunday 18 July, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | (past event)


Brisbane - heat #4 - Thursday 22 July, 8pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | (past event)


Brisbane - heat #5 - Sunday 25 July, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | (past event)


Brisbane - heat #6 - Thursday 29 July, 8pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here


Brisbane - heat #7 - Sunday 1 August, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here


Brisbane - heat #8 - Thursday 5 August, 8pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here


Brisbane - wild card heat - Sunday 8 August, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here


Brisbane - Semi Final #1 - Sunday 15 August, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here


Brisbane - Semi Final #2 - Sunday 22 August, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here


QLD FINAL - Sunday 29 August, 7pm - Sit Down Comedy Club | Tickets here

South Australia

Adelaide - heat #1 - Wednesday 7 July, 7pm - The Rhino Room | (past event)


Adelaide - heat #2 - Wednesday 14 July, 7pm - The Rhino Room | (past event)


Adelaide - heat #3 - Wednesday 21 July, rescheduled to Wednesday 4 August, 7pm - The Rhino Room


Adelaide - heat #4 - Wednesday 28 July rescheduled to Wednesday 11 August, 7pm - The Rhino Room


SA FINAL - Sunday 8 August POSTPONED (new date tbc) - The Rhino Room

Tasmania

Hobart - heat - Wednesday 4 August, 7.30pm - Jokers Comedy Club | Tickets here


Launceston - heat - Sunday 15 August, 5pm - Royal Oak | Tickets here


TAS FINAL - Friday 20 August, 8pm - Wrest Point Showroom

Victoria

Melbourne - heat #1 - Saturday 10 July, 1pm - The Espy, St Kilda | (past event)


Melbourne - heat #2 - Sunday 11 July, 1pm - The Evelyn, Fitzroy | (past event)


Melbourne - heat #3 - Saturday 17 July  rescheduled to Saturday 7 August, 1pm - The Evelyn, Fitzroy | Tickets here


Melbourne - heat #4 - Sunday 18 July rescheduled to Sunday 8 August, 1pm - Howler, Brunswick | More info


Ballarat - heat - Friday 23 July, 8pm - George Hotel | POSTPONED (new date tbc)


Melbourne - heat #5 - Saturday 24 July, 1pm - The Evelyn, Fitzroy | POSTPONED (new date tbc)


Melbourne - heat #6 - Sunday 25 July, 1pm - Howler, Brunswick | POSTPONED (new date tbc)


Preliminary finals - details to come


VIC FINAL - details to come

Western Australia

Perth - heat - Wednesday 30 June, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | CANCELLED


Perth - heat #1 - Wednesday 7 July, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | (past event)


Perth - heat #2 - Wednesday 14 July, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | (past event)


Perth - heat #3 - Wednesday 21 July, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | (past event)


Perth - heat #4 - Wednesday 28 July, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | Tickets here


Perth - heat #5 - Wednesday 4 August, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | Tickets here


Perth - Semi Final #1 - Wednesday 11 August, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | Tickets here


Perth - Semi Final #2 - Wednesday 18 August, 7pm - Comedy Lounge Perth City | Tickets here


WA FINAL - Wednesday 25 August - Comedy Lounge Perth City