Thu 18th Apr, 2019

Wellington Raw Comedy Quest 2019

The Fringe Bar - 28 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Thu 18th Apr, 2019
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The capital's premier comedy competition. Witness the rising stars in stand-up comedy before they hit the big time.

The stepping stone for many New Zealand comedians, the Raw Comedy Quest has brought forth new comedy talent from across the country, with heats in Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland. 

From six heats, the top 24 go to the semifinals, and the top 10 to the Wellington final to be held at San Fran on Thursday 25th April. 

Wellingtonians James Malcolm, Savanna Calton, Lucy Roche, and Gabby Anderson won 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 National Raw Comedy Quests, can the capital do it again?

Heat 1 at San Fran to be MC'd by James Roque, as seen on 7Days, Maori TV, and one third of Frickin' Dangerous Bro

To enter,, all you need is 6min of original material, and a bit of courage!

Tickets Heats 1-4 available from

Heats 5-6 Thursday 28th March, 4th March

Semifinals Thursday 11th April, 18th April

Final - Thursday 25th April with MC Justine Smith

Supported by the Wellington City Council and CNZ through the Creative Communities scheme