The Debaterswith Steve Patterson

Latest

The Debaters Podcast

Click here to find out how to download our new podcast!

Tour Dates

Check out our upcoming tour dates!

Upcoming Live Shows - Glace Bay, NS June 25, 2019

The Debaters are coming to Glace Bay, NS on June 25, 2019!

May 22, 2019: 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.

May 18, 2019: Political Parties & Gum vs. Mints

Simon Rakoff and Jon Steinberg poli-tickle their audience's funny bone over Canada's number of political parties. Then, Pat Thornton and Elvira Kurt refuse to bite off more than they can chew in their debate on gum vs. mints.

Canada does not need more political parties

Simon Rakoff and Jon Steinberg are in Ottawa trying to earn votes when they debate if Canadians need more choices on the ballot.

Gum is superior to mints

Pat Thornton and Elvira Kurt provide long-lasting laughs over which breath freshener comes out on top: gum or mints.

May 15, 2019: Yellowknife Bucket List & Wild Meat

Derek Seguin and Karen O’Keefe ice-fish for applause when they discuss if Yellowknife should be on every Canadian’s bucket list. Then, Paul Rabliauskas and Jenny Hamilton aim for victory in their debate on wild meat versus store meat.

A visit to Yellowknife should be on everyone's bucket list

Derek Seguin and Yellowknifer Karen O’Keefe try to out-arctic fox each other over whether or not every Canadian should visit Yellowknife at least once in their life.

Meat from the wild is superior to meat from the store

Paul Rabliuaskas and Jenny Hamilton have free range to roast one another when they fight for the best source for quality meats: the wild or the grocery store.

May 11, 2019: Hockey Parents & Travelling to the U.S.

Kelly Taylor and Sean Lecomber stay in the attacking zone when they discuss if hockey parents are the unsung heroes of hockey. Then, Martha Chaves and Rob Bebenek are stars and stripes in their debate on Canadians travelling to the U.S.

Hockey parents are the unsung heroes of hockey

Kelly Taylor and Sean Lecomber fight to come out on top-shelf with their Brandon, Manitoba audience when they question the value of hockey parents to the sport.

Canadian tourists should boycott travelling to the U.S.

Martha Chaves and Rob Bebenek try to Trump one another in their debate on whether Canadians wanting to peacefully protest American politics, should boycott travelling to the United States.

May 8, 2019: Flowers as Gifts & Doctor vs. Internet

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Tim Nutt deliver some blooming fun when they discuss if flowers make a great gift. Then, Mayce Galoni and Julie Kim keep the audience in stitches when they question if in the age of the internet, is going to the doctor even necessary?

Flowers are the best gift for any occasion

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Tim Nutt have fresh cut jokes when they debate if flowers make the perfect present.

Checking online for a diagnosis beats going to the doctor

Mayce Galoni and Julie Kim are just what the doctor ordered when they debate if the best place to find a diagnosis is on the internet or with a doctor.

May 4, 2019: Booth vs. Table & Stupid Questions

Big laughs are on the menu when Laurie Elliott and Graham Chittenden argue for their superior seating option: booth or table. Then, inquiring minds Chris Locke and Courtney Gilmour discuss if there’s such thing as a stupid question.

When dining out, a booth is superior to a table

Laurie Elliott and Graham Chittenden are in Toronto food fighting over the best way to dine at a restaurant: at a table or in a booth?

There's no such thing as a stupid question

Chris Locke and Courtney Gilmour provide awesome answers when they debate if there is such a thing as a stupid question.

May 1, 2019: Northern Lights & The Dump

Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima are on polar opposite view points when they debate the Northern Lights. Then, Don Kelly and Kate Davis have no time to waste on the topic of going to the dump.

The Northern Lights are overrated

Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima are highly-charged when they discuss if the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis – aren’t worth the fuss.

A trip to the dump is the best family outing

Don Kelly and Kate Davis take out the trash when they debate there’s no better outing for a family than going to the dump.

April 27, 2019: Opinion on Everything & Horror Movies

Peter Anthony and Aisha Brown have a war with words when they discuss having an opinion on everything. Then, Allyson Smith and Don Kelly give a spooktacular performance when they debate horror movies.