Mai-Wel's 2019 Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate


Mai-Wel's Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate 

Artificial intelligence: friend or foe?

We found out at The Mai-Wel Group’s 15th Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate!

The Mai-Wel Group’s 15th Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate, proudly presented by DFK Crosbie, was held on Saturday, 10th August, 2019 at Maitland Town Hall. 

Award winning, celebrity comedians and hilarious local identities battled it out on this year’s contentious debate topic, ‘Artificial Intelligence: friend or foe?’.

In modern times do we rely too heavily on Artificial Intelligence? Is it adding to our quality of life or creating more barriers between human contact? Is Siri or Alexa listening in to your conversations? All these questions and more were explored on the night!

Our two celebrity debaters for 2019 were Jeff Green and Jean Kittson. The local personalities supporting them were; Nisheeth Agrawal, Kellie Mills, Nick Gill from 106.9 and Mai-Wel's very own Matt Newcombe.

One of the most exciting fundraising activities on the night was The Mai-Wel Group’s Debate Raffle, which offered guests the chance to win the first prize of a 15 day Jewels of Europe River Cruise sponsored by italk Travel and Scenic.  Second prize was a Blue Water Sailing, 2 hour cruise for 6 people, donated by PRD Nationwide. Lastly, our third prize was a Pandora sterling silver necklace with two charms! Raffle tickets were only available to purchase on the night which meant the winner was in the room!

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Check out our Q & A with the celebrity comedians! 




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