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The Not So Holy Comedy Debate

The Not So Holy Comedy Debate

29 April 2013

Multiculturalism in action and with a smile!

The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) are delighted to announce the “Not So Holy Comedy Debate” at 7:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday 2 June 2013.    The topic of the comedy debate will be “Sport is Not a Religion” and it will be held in the Swanston Hall of the Melbourne Town Hall.

Father Bob will act as Umpire for the Debate which will feature Jewish and Muslim celebrities as panellists, such as Bram Presser (musician and lawyer), Mohammed El-Leissey (Amazing Race, standup and community worker), Steve Bedwell (comedian, author and radio celebrity), Rev Howard Langmead (Anglican Reverand and comedian) and Dr Nasya Bahfen (journalist and communications lecturer).

David Marlow, Executive Director of the JCCV said that he was excited to show an example of how Jews and Muslims can work together in good faith and with good humour, as they do in many parts of the world.

Nail Aykan, General Manager of the ICV said that he welcomed the opportunity for the Muslim and Jewish communities to have some fun together in support of multiculturalism.

Nail and David thanked the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) for their support of the event and said that people of all faiths and cultures were welcome.

Bookings online at

For further information, please contact:

David Marlow, Executive Director JCCV on 03 9272 5579, mobile 0407 389 919 or
Nail Aykan, General Manager ICV on 0430 545 800 or


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