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June 23 2018: Indigenous Place Names & Bees vs Butterflies

Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni have landmark opposing views when they discuss if all place names should be Indigenous. Then, Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle create quite the buzz when they debate bees vs. butterflies.

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All place names should be Indigenous names

Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni map out their arguments when they discuss if when it comes to geography, all place names should be changed to Indigenous names.

Bees are superior to butterflies

Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle float like a butterfly and sting like a bee when they debate who the superior insect is.

June 20, 2018: Punching Up & Raccoon Mayor

Aisha Brown and Arthur Simeon slug it out when they debate if comedians should only “punch up” and make fun of privileged people. Then, Ron Sparks and Pat Thornton get bright eyed and bushy tailed over the idea of a raccoon becoming mayor of Toronto.

When it comes to comedy—punch up, don't punch down!

In a debate filled with upper-cutting remarks, Aisha Brown and Arthur Simeon discuss if comedians should only “punch up” and make fun of privileged people like celebrities and politicians or can they "punch down" and make anyone fair game?

Toronto's next mayor should be a raccoon

Should the next mayor of Toronto be a raccoon? That’s the question Pat Thornton and Ron Sparks try to answer when they debate if these bold and assertive residents should run their city.

June 16, 2018: Food Courts & Nails vs. Screws

Yumi Nagashima and Katie-Ellen Humphries make a meal of their debate on food courts. Then, Big Daddy Tazz and Scott Faulconbridge hit the nail on the head when they discuss nails vs. screws.

There's no better dining experience than the food court

Yumi Nagashima and Katie-Ellen Humphries give some food for thought when they discuss if food courts are the best place to eat.

The nail is superior to the screw

Big Daddy Tazz and Scott Faulconbridge know the drill when they dispute whether the superior fastener is the nail or the screw.

June 13, 2018: Gimmicks & Should They Marry?

Simon King and Ivan Decker make great impressions when they discuss if every comic needs a gimmick. Then, comedian couple Tim Gray and Dana Smith engage in a debate over whether or not they should get married and if the audience agrees, they’ll do just that right after the show!

Every stand-up comedian needs a gimmick

Impressions, accents and sound effects are everywhere when Simon King and Ivan Decker debate if a gimmick helps or hinders a comic.

Should they marry?

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to witness Tim Gray and Dana Smith debating if they should actually get married and placing the decision in the hands of their Winnipeg audience.

June 9, 2018: Parades and Realtors

Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul drum up support in their debate on parades. Then, Elvira Kurt and real estate agent Bernie Barnum (played by Patrick McKenna) get real about realtors.

Nothing beats a parade!

Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul float some great arguments by their Toronto audience over the notion of parades being the best!

Realtors are the unsung heroes of the city

Elvira Kurt and realtor Bernie Barnum (played by Patrick McKenna) curb their appeal when they discuss if real estate agents receive the recognition they deserve.

June 6, 2018: Minimum Wage & Sun vs. Moon

The unregulated Glen Foster supplies Martha Chaves with his demands for Canada's marketplace. Then, DeAnne Smith tries to eclipse Don Kelly with her hot takes on the sun.

Don't raise the minimum wage!

The unregulated Glen Foster supplies Martha Chaves with his demands for Canada's marketplace.

The sun is better than the moon

DeAnne Smith tries to eclipse Don Kelly with her hot takes on the sun.

June 2, 2018: Robot Lover & Statues

Joe Vu and Kate Davis have a data with destiny when they discuss the idea of having robots as lovers. Then, Patrick Ledwell and Abdul Butt bust a move when they debate statues.

A robot romantic partner is a good option

There’s no replica for Joe Vu and Kate Davis’ debate on whether or not a robot would make a decent boyfriend or girlfriend.

We should stop building statues

Patrick Ledwell and Abdul Butt are putting their arguments on a pedestal when they question if we should stop building statues.

May 30, 2018: Fog & Bottles vs. Cans

Graham Chittenden will never settle with fog, but to James Mullinger it's clear why fog can't be missed. Then, Ron Sparks gets all bottled up when Candy Palmater explains why you can't spell her name without "can".

Fog is wonderful

Graham Chittenden will never settle with fog, but to James Mullinger it's clear why fog can't be missed.