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Upcoming Live Shows - St. Catharines Oct 2, 2018

The Debaters are coming out to St. Catharines, Ontario on Tuesday October 2, 2018!

Sept 22, 2018: eSports & Victoria Capital of BC

Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom push each other’s buttons when they debate if competitive video games should be considered real sports. Then, Charlie Demers and Katie-Ellen Humphries get political over whether Victoria should be the capital of BC.

eSports are indeed sports

Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom try to joy-stick it to one another when they discuss if electronic sports, also known as “eSports”, should get the recognition they deserve.

Victoria should not be the capital of British Columbia

Charlie Demers, with the help of a surprise guest, tries to convince Victoria-native Katie-Ellen Humphries why her hometown should no longer be BC’s capital.

Sept 15, 2018: Fire vs. Wheel & House Party vs. Bush Party

Derek Seguin and Don Kelly get fired up for their debate over which is superior: fire or the wheel. Then, Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling are breaking all the house rules when they tackle the best location for a party.

Fire is superior to the wheel

Derek Seguin and Don Kelly keep their Yellowknife audience rolling in the aisles when they discuss if the discovery of fire is superior to the invention of the wheel.

A house party is superior to a bush party

Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling get the party started when they debate if the best place for friends to gather is at home or out in the wild.

September 12, 2018: Mascots & Prince(s) George

Kyle Bottom and Mike McGuire choose the superior one between Prince George (the baby) and Prince George (the city), while Sean Lecomber fights Katie-Ellen Humphries on the topic of mascots.

Which is the superior Prince George?

Mike McGuire defends his hometown of Prince George against Kyle Bottom's argument in favour of Prince George, the royal heir.

Mascots are great

Animated arguments from Sean Lecomber and Katie-Ellen Humphries make this mascot debate Snap, Crackle and Pop!

September 8, 2018: Salespeople & The Fiddle

Arthur Simeon takes stock of Deborah Kimmett's uprising against supersizing. Then, Sean Cullen tries to stop Charlottetown jiggers Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines from throwing an east-coast kitchen party.

Avoid salespeople at all costs

Arthur Simeon takes stock of Deborah Kimmett's uprising against supersizing.

You can never get enough fiddle!

Sean Cullen tries to stop Charlottetown jiggers Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines from throwing an east-coast kitchen party.

September 5, 2018: Mustard vs. Ketchup & Kids of Divorce

It's a season finale filled with a surprise you won't want to miss! Wes Borg and Sean Proudlove pour it on when they discuss mustard versus ketchup. Then, Fatima Dhowre and Sophie Buddle custody battle it out over having divorced parents.

Mustard is superior to ketchup

Wes Borg and Sean Proudlove don't bottle up jokes when they discuss if the best condiment is mustard or ketchup. And their debate features a surprise leading to something that's never been done on the show before!

Growing up with divorced parents is great for kids

Fatima Dhowre and Sophie Buddle custody battle it out when they debate if it's better for kids to have divorced parents.

September 1, 2018: Relationship Boss & Whales

Real-life comedy couple Mayce Galoni and Sophie Buddle crack the whip over whether or not a relationship needs a boss. Then, Erica Sigurdson and Dan Quinn make a splash when they debate if whales should be kept in captivity.

Couples get along best when one person is the boss

Mayce Galoni and Sophie Buddle are putting their relationship status to the test when they debate whether or not couples get along better when one person is the boss.

Some whales should be kept in a tank

Erica Sigurdson and Dan Quinn aren’t blubbering when they orca-strate a great debate on the topic of whales being kept in tanks.

August 29, 2018: French Fries & Cows vs. Chickens

David Pryde and James Mullinger mash it out over the vital question of whether French fries are the best way to serve potatoes. And if you think that was a farmed-out topic, Mike Wilmot and Nikki Payne hatch their best arguments in cows vs. chickens.

French fries are the best way to serve potatoes

The Debaters are back in Prince Edward Island, asking a vital question about the province’s identity: Are French fries the best way to serve potatoes? Comedians David Pryde and James Mullinger mash it out.

The cow is superior to the chicken

This one's a real barnburner: cows versus chickens, featuring Mike Wilmot and Nikki Payne.

August 25, 2018: Don't Write a Memoir & Heavy Metal

Arthur Simeon and Martha Chaves make their bookmark when they debate if anyone should write a memoir. Then, Mike Paterson and Don Kelly rock n’ roll with the punches in the topic of heavy metal.