It's the show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by Montreal funnyman Steve Patterson, The Debaters is an entertaining combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition with the live audience picking the winners, The Debaters is not to be missed!
The Debaters has been a showcase for Canada's top comedians as well as up and coming comic stars and established veterans of stand-up, sketch and improv. Cast members of The Debaters include Sean Cullen, Debra DiGiovanni, Patrick McKenna, Teresa Pavlinek, John Wing and surprise visit from Dragon Den's Arlene Dickenson.
Raising an only child -- is it a bad idea?
Only child Elvira Kurt says "yes!" New daddy Ryan Belleville says "no!"
Toronto bashing - is it time to stop picking on Canada's greatest city?
T Dot lovin' Tim Steeves says "yes!" Montrealer Derek Seguin says "non!"
Waiters - do restaurant servers deserve more respect?
Former waitress Laurie Elliott says "yes!" Impatient patron Terry McGurrin says "no!"
Old fashioned fairy tales -- are they bad for kids?
Nightmare prone Dylan Mandlsohn says "yes!" Bewitching Nikki Payne says "no!"
Winning the lottery -- blessing or curse?
Cash strapped David Merheje says "blessing!" Simple-living Simon Rakoff says "curse!"
Pancakes vs. Waffles - which is the Champion of Breakfasts?
Sean Cullen loves the pancake! David Hemstad is all about the waffle!
Libraries - are there just too damn many?
Rob Sparks says "yup!" Alan Park says "au contraire!"
Energy drinks - should we all pound 'em back?
Jon "Red Bull" Steinberg says "yes!" Rebecca Kohler says 'no can' do!
Acting our age - do we really have to do it?
Young-at-heart David Hemstad says "no!" Young lion Nathan Macintosh says "yes!"
Handwriting - do we really need it?
Tweet happy Trevor Boris says "no!" Bic flickin' Debra DiGiovanni says "yes!"
Mad Men--did men in the 1950's and 60's have it made?
Man's man Derek Seguin says "yes". Sensitive Nile Seguin says "no!"
Robots or Apes - which would be the worse rulers of humanity?
Sean Cullen fears the robot rulers! Dan Redican hates the apes!