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RAW COMEDY QUEST WINNER ANNOUNCED!

On the 13th May 2013 Back Maarten Idema was crowned the funniest new face of 2013 at the Raw Comedy Grand Final held at the Q Theatre last Sunday.

Following 7 weeks of heats with over 80 entrants, and 2 semi-finals the final 11 comedians competed for the coveted title.

The competition was tight with the judges divided on the runner up but unanimous on the winner.

Maarten Idema has been performing for 2 years on the local open mic circuit and his experience proved invaluable in securing the title, $1500 in prize money and the opportunity of performing at the Last Laughs on Sun 19 May at SKYCITY Theatre.

Runner up was James Stewart of Auckland who received $500 and a little less glory than Maarten!