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RAW Comedy 2021 airs at 9.25pm, Saturday 19 February on SBS VICELAND

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy is the largest and longest running national open mic competition in Australia.

The 2021 final, hosted by Wagga Wagga’s own Dane Simpson, celebrates the freshest and funniest new talent from around the country with the top 12 competing to win the RAW Comedy crown and will air on SBS VICELAND on Saturday 19 February 2022.

The 2021 RAW Comedy National Grand Final is the longest running competition to date, spanning 16 months with events across the nation, (including a COVID-19 forced pause in 2020).

The 2021 RAW Comedy national finalists are Caitlin Maggs (ACT), Dhruv Iyer (WA), Hamish Levis (TAS), He Huang (VIC), Jayde O’Brien (QLD), Kelly Gulliver (NT), Mathew Hespe (VIC), Patrick Golamco (NSW), Prue Blake (VIC), Rudy-Lee Taurua (SA), Tom Witcombe (NSW) and Zoë Sitas (NSW).

RAW Comedy has been running for 26 years and boasts some of the country’s favourite comedians amongst its alumni including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Becky Lucas, Josh Thomas, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Aaron Chen.

Tune in to watch RAW Comedy 2021 at 9.25pm, Saturday 19 February on SBS VICELAND.