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Raw Comedy Quest 2019 : The Semi-Finals

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  • Adult: $10.25 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
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  • Mon 6 May 2019, 7:50pm–10:00pm
  • Mon 13 May 2019, 7:50pm–10:00pm



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UPDATE : Our Semi-Finalists have been chosen as follows;

Semi-Final # 1 – May 6th at 8pm
Alice Cassidy, Anna Livesey, Conor Dunbar, Corin Healy, Fintan Walsh, Hamish Webber, Hiren Khatri, Joe Bell, Lane Pilkington, Nathan Wilson, Rachael Hodge

Semi Final # 2 – May 13th at 8pm
Ashes Phoenix, Courtney Dawson, Daniel Murphy, David Prentice, Heta Dawson, Jack Caldwell, Jamie Patterson, Julia Belliveau, Michael Fletcher, Sarah Hughes, Simeo2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo

Raw Comedy Quest 2019 : The Semi-Finals

Launched in 1995, the Raw Comedy Quest is New Zealand's biggest comedy competition, with $2000 in prize money, the glory and promises of further work as a professional comedian to be won.

Since it began 24 years ago hundreds of Kiwi's have made a stand at the Raw Comedy Quest, a highlight of the annual New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Some have gone on to enjoy continued success as part time and full time performers. Many others have discovered that all they are good for is a few jokes at the office party. But most importantly all of them have faced human kinds greatest fear - 'Public Speaking', with the added expectation of being funny.

2019 Raw Comedy Quest
Weekly Heats kick off at The Classic on Mon 11 Feb - Mon 29 Apr
Semi Finals are held during the Comedy Fest on Mon 08 and Mon 13 May
The Grand Final is live at Q Theatre on Thu 23 May

This venue is on the ground floor and has wheelchair access.

The Classic bar & box office are open from 7pm.
For all shows we recommend arriving 15 mins before the show starts.
All seating is allocated by the Duty Manager on the night based on first in, first to the front.
Bookings under the same name will be seated together.
Seating is cabaret style with the best tables at the front.
Latecomers are not guaranteed entry.

The Classic is a licensed bar requiring all minors (under 18) to be accompanied by THEIR parent at all times.
Anyone looking under 25 will be asked for ID in the form of: NZ Driver's License, Passport or HANZ 18+
This show has an age restriction of at least 14 years old with accompanying parent.
Entry will not be granted to unaccompanied minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

You obviously have good taste, so you should definitely check out some more live comedy in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo from 02 – 26 May. Discover the other shows on offer at

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