Every year hundreds and hundreds of hopefuls enter the RAW Comedy competition – one of the world’s biggest – and certainly Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition run by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and supported by Triple J.
WA is home to the largest state final – this year held in His Majesty’s Theatre by Comedy Lounge and it saw not one, but two (!!) locals flown over to Melbourne to participate in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
WA Winner Sean Conway spoke about the experience,
“It was great to perform alongside the best upcoming comics from around the country to 2000 people and being able to do it along side another Perth Comic was awesome.”
Colin Ebsworth (runner up) was also flown over for the final and thoroughly enjoyed the experience,
“I found it the most fun I’ve ever had on stage. It was crazy seeing 2000 people in an audience and I thought there was a great amount of talent on display.”
Congratulations go to the winner (no, we won’t ruin the surprise for you) who will be flying to compete in the infamous ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
Tune into ABC to see the RAW Comedy National Final featuring Chris Menezies (TAS) Demi Lardner (SA) Justin Crooks (NT) Sean Conway (WA) Colin Ebsworth (WA) Jay Morrissey (VIC) Andy Mathews (VIC) Megan McKay (VIC) Aaron Chen (NSW) Cameron Duggan (QLD) Becky Lucas (QLD) Tim Noon (ACT)
Where can you find it?
Thursday May 9 on ABC2 9.00pm
Saturday May 11 on ABC2 10.20pm