Calling Entries for Heats Australia-Wide
Frustrated friends and relations across the country are appealing to amateur comedians to resist trying out their lines at family dinners, nights out with the girls/boys, on unsuspecting shop assistants, and as in one tragic case, at the dentist. Claiming they have been punished by puns and disgusted by 'dont-you-hate-it-when' gags for too long, they are urging all closet comedians to put their money where the mic is at Raw Comedy, Australias largest open mic comedy competition.
Thank God the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with the support of Triple J is now calling for entries for the 2008 RAW Comedy competition! Undiscovered comic geniuses across the country have only a matter of weeks to sign themselves up for their chance to win the National Grand Final and first prize of a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Heats will be held in all states and territories and are as follows: VICTORIA
THE EVELYN HOTEL - 351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy - Every Tuesday Jan 22 - Feb 26, 7:30pm
THE RETERAT HOTEL (Brunswick) and THE ESPY (St Kilda) - details yet to be announced. Geelong
GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE -50 Lt Malop St, Fri Feb 29, 8:00pm Mildura
SANDBAR HOTEL - Langtree Avenue, Mildura -Saturday 8 March
Mornington Peninsular -details yet to be announced NEW SOUTH WALES
SYDNEY COMEDY STORE, Moore Park Every Monday Jan 14 -Mar 3 at 8:30pm
BYRON BAY BOWLS CLUB, Marvel St -Mon 25 Feb & Mon 10 March at 8:00pm
PLAYHOUSE, CIVIC THEATRE, 375 Hunter Street -Saturday 2 February
ILLAWARRA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, 32 Burelli Street -Thursday 28 February
Canberra - heat yet to be announced. QUEENSLAND
SIT DOWN COMEDY CLUB, Givern Terrace - Every Wednesday Jan 30 - Mar 5 at 8:00pm SOUTH AUSTRALIA
RHINO ROOM, 13 Frome St, Adelaide Every Wednesday Jan 16 Feb 13 at 7pm
The COMEDY LOUNGE, 509 Charles St, North Perth -Every Thursday Jan 3 - Feb 14
Dunsborough - details yet to be announced. TASMANIA:
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA UNION BAR, Sandy Bay - Thursday 28 February
Launceston - details yet to be announced. NORTHERN TERRITORY
Darwin - details yet to be announced.
Lucky jokesters successful in their heats will progress through a series of semi and state finals, before slugging it out at the National Grand Final at the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The National Grand Champ wins a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Regos now open and close when the heats are filled. First in best dressed - so hurry!
Not funny yourself, but keen for a laugh? Come and be an audience member!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or pre-booked through some venues.