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Raw Comedy : Late & Live Open Mic

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  • Single General Admit: $10.25 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Two: $20.50 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Four: $41.00 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Six: $49.20 each ($8.00 + $0.20 fees)
  • Exclusive Table for Ten: $102.50 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
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  • Sat 10 Sep 2022, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 17 Sep 2022, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 24 Sep 2022, 10:00pm–11:45pm
  • Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10:00pm–11:45pm Cancelled
  • Sat 8 Oct 2022, 10:00pm–11:45pm

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Scott Blanks

Welcome to The Classic , NZ's home of live comedy, celebrating our 25th Anniversary Year in 2022.

Late & Live every Saturday night until Oct 8th at 10pm the mic is open to all-comers keen to have a go at stand-up comedy. All you need is up to 6 minutes of your own original live comedy. Anything goes - stand-up, music, sketch, mime, magic ...anything you find funny.

Our guest Pro MC introduces up to 10 open mic rookies each week in a 90- minute frenzy of raw comedy.

Coming up on the Raw Comedy Quest 2022 Encore Season

Guest MC's

Sat 24 Sept : MC Courtney Dawson
Sat 01 Oct : NO SHOW - Private Function
Sat 08 Oct : MC Ruby Esther
Sat 15 Oct : Semi-final # 1 of the 2022 Raw Comedy Quest
Sat 22 Oct : Semi-Final # 2 of the 2022 Raw Comedy Quest
Sat 29 Oct / 7:30pm : Grand Final of the 2022 Raw Comedy Quest

The 'Raw Comedy Quest 2022 Encore Season' kicks off with heats from Aug 6 thru to Oct 01 followed by Semi-Finals on Sat Oct 15 and 22 and a Grand Final on Sat. Oct 29.

So if you think you're funny, or know someone who does, then stand-up this winter and have a crack at winning $2500 in prize money, offers of further professional work at The Classic and beyond and, most importantly, the Glory! Never underestimate The Glory of being the Funniest New Rookie of the Year.
It could be the start of something huge ... or not!

All you need is up to 6 minutes of your own original comedy act. Anything goes. Stand-up, music, sketch, improv, mime, solo, duo's, trio's or troupes.

If you would like to perform;
Sign on by emailing

The Heats run every Saturday from Aug 6 until Oct 8th at 10pm.
The Semi-Finals will be held on Sat Oct 15th and 22nd at 10pm.

Followed by the Grand Final on Sat Oct 29th at 7:30pm at The Classic.

Conditions of Entry
1/ You must be an NZ resident - no tourists, please.
2/ You cannot already be earning any money from performing live comedy - No Pro's.
3/ Your comedy must be your own creation - no covers comedians.
4/ You must be available for the Heats, Semi-Finals and Grand Final - please do not enter if the dates above don't work for you.
5/ If you are repeating then you can only have entered the Raw Comedy Quest in one previous year and not have made it to the Finals.
If you are keen to perform then email to sign on.

Prior booking, particularly for Exclusive Tables is recommended otherwise door sales from 6:30pm.
Seating is cabaret style with options for Exclusive 'Bubble' Tables;
Single General Admit $10
Exclusive Table of 2 - $20 ($10 ea)
Exclusive Table of 4 - $40 ($10 ea)
Exclusive Table of 6 - $48 ($8 ea)
Exclusive Table of 10 -$80 ($8 ea)

Just book the required number of tables and add a single General admission, if required, to suit your 'Bubble' group size. Transaction fees will apply.

We have a regular Bar Snack Venue which can be ordered on the night.
We do not offer any full meal / dining options but our showtime of 8pm suits those who wish to dine before coming to the show.
Check out Tanuki's Sake Bar & Restaurant which is right next door!! They have a function room for larger groups - early bookings essential.

The Classic is a licensed bar. R18 / Supervised.
Minors under 18 can be admitted if accompanied by a parent of legal guardian.
Shows may contain mature adult content that may offend some people.
Anyone looking under 25 will be asked for ID in the form of : NZ Driver's License, Passport or HNZ 18+ Card.
Entry will not be granted to minors, those without ID or intoxicated persons.

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