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Upcoming Live Shows - Ottawa Feb 12 & 13, 2019

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Jan 16, 2019: Dairy & 60's vs. 80's Music

Big Daddy Tazz and Katie-Ellen Humphries are in Saskatoon buttering up the audience over whether or not dairy is good for you. Then, John Wing and Dean Jenkinson crank up the volume when they debate 60’s vs. 80’s music.

Dairy is good!

Big Daddy Tazz and Katie-Ellen Humphries churn out quite the debate when they discuss if dairy products are good.

60's music is superior to 80's music

John Wing and Dean Jenkinson pull out their records and 8-tracks when they debate if music from the 60’s is better than music from the 80’s.

Jan 12, 2019: Niagara Falls & First Dates

Ron Sparks and Sean Cullen deliver barrels of laughs over the value of a visit to Niagara Falls. Then, Kate Davis and Graham Clark break the ice when it comes to first dates.

It's not worth the trip to Niagara Falls

Ron Sparks and Sean Cullen are in the Niagara region putting their crowd over the edge when they question if both the Falls and the city are worth the trip.

There's nothing more fun than a first date

Love is in the air when Kate Davis and Graham Clark go head-to-head over whether or not a first date is actually enjoyable.

Jan 9, 2019: Stop Talking Weather & Crowdfunding

Amanda Brooke Perrin and Dave Hemstad turn up the heat when they debate weather talk. Then, Courtney Gilmour and Erica Sigurdson are raising fun when they challenge online fundraising platforms.

Stop talking about the weather!

There’s snow time like the present for Amanda Brooke Perrin and Dave Hemstad to discuss if we should stop talking about the weather!

Everyone should crowdfund

Courtney Gilmour and Erica Sigurdson add their two cents when they challenge the true value of online fundraising campaigns.

Jan 5, 2019: Grey Hair & Sneakers

This week DeAnne Smith and Deborah Kimmett give us a topic to dye for when they debate grey hair. Then, Graham Chittenden and Sunee Dhaliwal pour their heart and sole into the topic of sneaker obsessions.

No one should have grey hair

DeAnne Smith and Deborah Kimmett are not taking it Nice n’ Easy when they argue if we should shield or show off grey hair.

You can never have too many pairs of sneakers!

Sunee Dhaliwal and Graham Chittenden hit the ground running when they try to answer the question: Can you ever have too many pairs of sneakers?

Jan 2, 2019: Buy Canadian & TV Reboots

Arthur Simeon and Glen Foster go toe-to-Toonie over whether or not we should always buy Canadian. Then, Simon Rakoff and Aisha Brown fight for control of the remote when they discuss TV reboots.

We should always buy Canadian

Arthur Simeon and “That Canadian Guy” Glen Foster cash in their arguments when they debate if we should always purchase products made in Canada.

Stop TV reboots

Simon Rakoff and Aisha Brown are quite the Odd Couple when they debate if we should stop with all the television reboots.

Dec 29, 2018: No More Grades & New Year's Eve (Encore)

John Cullen and Derek Seguin try to school one another when they argue if grades should be removed from report cards. Then, Ivan Decker and Katie-Ellen Humphries make resolutions as to whether or not New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year.

Don't remove grades from report cards

John Cullen and Derek Seguin are telling you to mark their words when they debate the value of grades for students.

New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year

Ivan Decker and Katie-Ellen Humphries are counting down the reasons to love and hate New Year’s Eve.

Dec 26, 2018: No More Grades & New Year's Eve

John Cullen and Derek Seguin try to school one another when they argue if grades should be removed from report cards. Then, Ivan Decker and Katie-Ellen Humphries make resolutions as to whether or not New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year.

Don't remove grades from report cards

John Cullen and Derek Seguin are telling you to mark their words when they debate the value of grades for students.

New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year

Ivan Decker and Katie-Ellen Humphries are counting down the reasons to love and hate New Year’s Eve.

Dec 22, 2018: Holiday Food & Peanuts Comic Strips (Encore)

Graham Clark and Jenny Hamilton draw conclusions over whether Peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time. Then, comedian and trained chef Ali Hassan goes toe-to-mistletoe against the one and only Santa Claus (played by Seán Cullen)!