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Truthbombs: Comedy, The Essential Service? (Cancelled)

19 Mar 2022
Sat March 19, 6:30pm
Join comedian Pax Assadi as he sits down with some of his favourite comedy friends for a sit-down conversation about the role of comedy in our current society.
Event type: 
Comedy, Festival, Live event
The Civic
Cnr of Queen Street &, 269-287 Wellesley Street West, Auckland 1010


AAF regrets to announce that due to New Zealand moving to RED under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Truthbombs: Comedy, The Essential Service? has been cancelled. Ticketholders who purchased using a credit card will be refunded automatically. Please check your email for information on receiving a refund if cash or EFTPOS was used. The current list of AAF show and event updates can be found here and AAF’s COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here.


Mistrust seems to be a dominating force in our current society. Politicians are happy to make choices for short-term financial gain, news outlets lean towards stories that attract attention, ignoring the divisive effect it has on all of us, and our society seems more divided than ever. But through it all, there is one group that people turn to in hopes that they will stay honest and keep those in power accountable: comedians.
How truly important is comedy? Is comedy an essential service? Does what comedians say affect the way we perceive what is true? Think of this as a chance to pull back the curtain and learn some inside baseball on how comedians talk to each other when you’re not around.

Written by

Auckland Arts Festival

17 Nov 2021