The Great Comedy Debate


Two teams of comedians battle it out to prove their point, their comedic genius and their intellectual superiority.  

Come prepared for good points, hot takes and wild yarns over the most debatable moot of the moment: Technology will save us!

Watch this comedic battle of wits live in action. Hosted by the sharp-witted and wise moderator Te Radar, joined by:

Affirmative Team: Technology Will Save Us

  • Hayley Sproull– host of TVNZ’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and star of Golden Boy
  • Joseph Moore –The other half of Two Hearts, and regular on 7 Days and Jono & Ben
  • Jamaine Ross –One third of sketch comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro and Jono & Ben and Funny Girls regular

Negative Team: Technology Will NOT Save Us

  • Guy Montgomery –Co-host of Worst Idea of All Time podcast and as seen on Have You Been Paying Attention? NZ
  • Laura Daniel –One half of Two Hearts, and as seen on Seven Sharp and Dancing With The Stars
  • Alice Canton –Member of late night improv fave SNORT and founder of White_mess Theatre Company.

It’s fast, factual(?) and funny as - with the audience  deciding  who’ll take the win on the night.

Made possible with the generous support of Lane Neave.


Please note: unlike most shows in the Festival, The Great Comedy Debate will not be going ahead at Level 2. In the event of a change in alert levels this show will be postponed and you can transfer your ticket to the new date, or receive a refund.

  • Auckland Shows

Ticket prices

Premium $69
Full Price $45
Concession $39
Group 6+ $39

*service fee may apply


1 hour 10 mins.

Wheelchair accessible

Occasional bad language
Adult themes

Recommended 15+

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