Welcome to The Classic, NZ's home of live comedy for over 25 years!

Every Saturday night from June 3 to Sept 30th they will be holding the heats for the 2023 Raw Comedy Quest - a search for the funniest new comedians of the year.

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 scott@comedy.co.nz

Don't want to perform? Buy tickets to watch the show:

$10 door sales are available at the door on the night, every Saturday, from 7pm.
We only offer pre-sales including Exclusive Tables to suit your bubble size.
Tickets for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final will be available via the Classic's website.


The Heats run every Saturday from June 3rd to Sept 30th at 10pm.
The Semi-Finals will be held on Sat 7th & Sat 14 Oct at 10pm.

Followed by the Grand Final on Sat 28th October at 7:30pm at The Classic.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 26 July 2023