For those who think they’ve got what it takes to make a splash in the comedy scene, registrations are now open to dive into RAW Comedy – Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic competition!

Entrants can throw themselves into the RAW Comedy waters across the country, where the nation’s best and boldest comedy athletes jump in head first and compete for a prized podium position. Whether it’s a perfect 10 or bellyflop, dipping their toes into the water and onto the stage, it’s a rush like no other.

Previous comedy competitors making waves include Chris Lilley, Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, proving that RAW Comedy really is the springboard to success.

Registrations for RAW Comedy are open now through

Heats will take place across Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory, and Australian Capital Territory before culminating in a live national grand final during the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.