MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: THE GREAT DEBATE
8.30pm, ABC Comedy
Of all the big events of the Comedy Festival, this is my favourite. The formal structure gives the whole thing a nice shape (rather than random blobs of sketch comedy) and the debaters are obliged to both prepare their bit, and then display their improv chops. Added value this
THE LOVING STORY
Most people have heard of Brown v Board of Education, the landmark US Supreme Court ruling that found segregated schools unconstitutional. Fewer are familiar with the story of the appositely-named Richard Loving, a poor white farmer from Virginia who fell in love with a black woman, at a time when miscegenation (interracial marriage) was illegal in that state. This elegant documentary follows the tale from Richard and Mildred Loving’s imprisonment following their marriage to their ultimately nation-shaping Supreme Court win.
MURDER, MAYHEM AND MEDITATION
9.25pm, SBS Viceland
It would have been good to get a bit more detail