when: 

Sunday 15th March 2015 7.00pm

Cost: 
$22.00 + booking fees or $25.00 at the door
Headline Act(s): 
MC: 

Click here to enter Raw 2015

 
You may have climbed Everest, swam with sharks or even parachuted from a plane – but do you have the guts to take the ultimate leap and perform comedy in front of a live audience?
 
Could be headliners of the future will make the jump and face off against their fears and each other to battle it out for the title of RAW Comedy National Champion 2015. 
 
Registrations for Australia’s largest comedy competition open today, Thursday 27 November with heats to be held in eight states and territories across the country between January and March 2015.
 
A group of comedy’s most audacious experts are set to scour pubs, clubs, theatres, backyards and everywhere in between to uncover the funniest folks, judging each heat to decide who will go through to the RAW Comedy Grand Final as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April. 
 
2014 RAW Comedy winner Matt Stewart says “RAW was such a great experience. Apart from being able to perform in front of some amazing audiences, it was also great to be able to meet and become friends with a range of awesome people including organisers, the other RAW comedians and MCs. I learnt from all of them... and it was a lot of fun!”
 
A Melbourne International Comedy Festival initiative since 1996, Tom Ballard, Chris Lilley, Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Matt Okine, Celia Pacquola and countless professional comedians have launched their careers and risen through the RAW Comedy ranks. 
 
Five minutes of new, original comedy material is all it takes - stand-up, sketch, double and triple acts, musical comedy are all welcome. Anyone who has earned less than $500 from performing comedy (as of 1 January 2015) is eligible to show off their comic prowess in a battle of wit and silver tongues on the RAW Comedy stage. 
 
For these newbies, being crowned this year’s RAW Comedy champion is also a fast-track to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where they’ll be catapulted into the international spotlight to compete in So You Think You’re Funny? in August in 2015. 
 
Nothing quite compares to the adrenalin rush just before taking to the stage. Until you’ve ticked RAW Comedy off your bucket list, you haven’t lived. So, thrillseekers, grab your comedy GoPro – and take the leap! If you think you’ve got what it takes to battle it out for the biggest laughs, then register at: www.rawcomedy.com.au 
 
For those not ready and willing to get on the stage, come to the heats and you might be the first to spot Australia’s next comedy superstar - venues and dates can be found on the website.