Jewish-Muslim comedy debate

March 24, 2017 by Henry Greener-The Shtick
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The Not-So Holy Comedy Debate at Melbourne Town Hall, co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Islamic Council of Victoria, with the Topic “North vs.South: North is better than the South”, with Ayman Islam, ICV General Manager and David Marlow, JCCV Executive Director opening the Event…a video report.

The Debate Convener Father Bob Maguire introduces the Debaters, the first being Comedian and Award-Winning Writer Justine Sless


The Comedy Debate continues with Comedian and Community Worker Mo Elleissy, Proud Muslim Convert Louise Baring and Stalwart Comedian Steve Bedwell, cleverly battling with passion to uphold their side of the Yarra’s virtues and advantages.


The Comedy Debate reaches its climax, with enthusiastic audience applause to decide the Winner after final arguments for and against by Social Worker and Multicultural Advocate Rana Hussain and Comedian/Writer Michael Shafar have the last word. This segment Opens and Ends with a Clip from New Music Ensemble “YID!”‘s Premiere Performance at Kadimah’s “In One Night” Event.

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