About RAW Comedy

What is RAW Comedy?

  • RAW Comedy is Australia's largest and most prestigious comedy competition.
  • RAW Comedy happens in every capital city in Australia and in some regional centres between January and March annually.
  • 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. 

Make sure you read the RAW Comedy rules before entering, and check our the judging policy and tips from judges before you hit the stage.

More questions? Contact us at raw@comedyfestival.com.au

More questions? Contact us at raw@comedyfestival.com.au