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RAW Comedy: NT Heat

RAW Comedy is the annual hunt for Australia's as yet undiscovered wit – it's where the nation's best and boldest comedy athletes jump in head first and compete for a prized podium position.

This year 19 Darwin comedians will take the plunge in front of hundreds at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. Umpired by Canadian comic Mae Martin, there’ll be perfect 10s, death defying belly flops and some tentative dipping of toes in the water as contestants willing and able make the bravest of comedy leaps. 

2015 RAW winner Amy Hetherington reckons it’s the best value night of comedy you’ll see all year. 

“Almost 20 comedians with different styles, different angles and really different experiences," she said, "It’s a smorgasbord, something for everyone.”

Competitors have just five minutes of original comedy time to win over audiences and judges and the night’s gold medallist gets the chance to battle it out for the comedy crown at Melbourne’s National Grand Final in April. 

Previous names in the trophy cabinet include Chris Lilley, Hannah Gadsby and Peter Helliar, proving RAW really can be the diving board to comedy success. So get your Mexican wave on and ticket-up for the Darwin comedy spectating event of the year.  

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