By Caroline Melia
Adelaide Comedy Debate: Can Comedy Save The World From The Apocalypse
The Comedy Debate format has been going for five years now, and the premise is a good one, two teams made up of four comedians battle out the debate topic and make everyone laugh in the process.
At nearly four hours long, it was perhaps a little drawn out, I don’t think it was really necessary to have the last summing up section, but it was an enjoyable evening.
The venue provided plenty of material for ARK jokes and both teams were enthusiastic and overall very funny in presenting there argument, even when one of the ‘against’ team admitted he had been preparing to argue for the other side. But the debate was never the point of the show. Much more of the focus seemed to go into taking the mickey out of each other’s shows. This was also very funny (though was a bit lost on me as I haven’t had the chance to see any of the panellists shows yet).
This did provide the opportunity to preview some of the comedians taking part in the festival and for that alone it was worth it. Felicity Ward (show: The Hedgehog Dilemma), Gordon Southern (show; A Brief History of History) and Rob Hunter (show The Late O’Clock Show) were particularly memorable performances.
The debate was eventually decided by a game of rock, paper, scissors the opposing team won, proving that though you can laugh at things, it will never stop them happing.
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