While at Adelaide University, Francis wrote and appeared in many Footlights shows and law reviews with Shaun Micallef and Alex Ward, including "Barrister Galactica", "Star Laws", "Subpoena Hard Day's Night", "The 39 Steps, Two Escalators and a Lift", "The Love Goat", and "Poodle Armageddon".
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'In the beginning was the word and the word was...' Great beginning, nice build up to a punchline. But do we get 'In the beginning was the word and the word was... cheeseburger'? 'In the beginning was the word and the word was... ferret'? 'In the beginning was the word and the word was... karaoke machine'? All fairly funny words in their way, but no, the rip-snorter of a gag that God's put in is ...
President of the South Australian Debating Association (SADA) in 1992, later becoming a member of SADA's Executive. A professional debater, he represented Adelaide University at the World Championships. He has also appeared on Australia's ABC Network's popular World Series Debates, arguing out such motions as That God Doesn't Have A Sense of Humour.