IWD 2018: ABC’s Virginia Trioli and Real Housewife Gina Liano feature in All Star Comedy Debate

The ABC’s second annual IWD All Star Hard Hitting Debate features six very different Australians.

ABC News Breakfast’s Virginia Trioli and Real Housewives of Melbourne star and barrister Gina Liano star in the All Star Comedy Debate “Is Bold The New Beautiful?” broadcasting this Thursday.

Recorded at Studio 31 at ABC Radio Melbourne, the ABC’s second annual International Women’s Day All Star Hard Hitting Debate features six very different Australians.

Hosted by broadcaster and creative producer Libbi Gorr, the Affirmative Team features barrister and Real Life Housewife of Melbourne Gina Liano, iconic chef and broadcaster Elizabeth Chong, and comedian and winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival director’s prize Demi Lardner.

On the Negative Team, arguing that No, Bold Is Not The New Beautiful, are debater extraordinaire Jean Kittson, anchor of ABC News Breakfast and Walkley Award winner Virginia Trioli, and stand-up comic, fashion designer and self-declared bogan Muslim Frida Deguise.

Plus special guest to announce our winning team is Patricia Karvelas, journalist and broadcaster, RN Drive.

Is Bold the New Beautiful?, ABC’s IWD All Star Debate, is a collaboration between ABC Radio and ABC iview and can be heard on Thursday March 8 on ABC Local Radio (Vic, Tas, SA, NT at 7.05pm + NSW, Qld, WA at 10.05pm) and RN (8.05pm). The show will be published exclusively to ABCiView at 8pm and the ABC Listen app.

Photo: On stage at the 2018 ABC IWD All Star Comedy Debate (L-R) Gina Liano, Elizabeth Chong, Demi Lardner, Libbi Gorr , Patricia Karvelas, Virginia Trioli, Frida Deguise and Jean Kittson

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