Comedian and radio host Merrick Watts will host the 2017 Raw Comedy final for New South Wales.

The winner of the state final will head down to Melbourne in April to compete in the National Final as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Sunday April 16. Previous years’ winners include Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby and Adam Spencer.

For $25, head down for a laugh at The Comedy Store in Moore Park on Saturday March 21 from 7:30pm. Tickets to the Raw Comedy state final are avaliable here.