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Upcoming Live Shows - North Vancouver Nov 20 & 21, 2018
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Nov 14, 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.
Nov 10, 2018: Red Wine vs. White Wine & Birds and the Bees
Kate Davis and Graham Chittenden refuse to put a cork in it when they debate if red wine is superior to white wine. Then, school’s in when Charlie Demers and John Cullen voice their support for who should have “the talk” with kids: parents or teachers.
Red wine is superior to white wine
Graham Chittenden and Kate Davis pair wonderfully with their St. Catharines, Ontario crowd for their debate on red wine vs. white wine.
Teachers should educate kids about the birds and the bees
It’s the mother of all debates when father Charlie Demers and educator John Cullen discuss if teachers—and not parents—should educate kids about the birds and the bees.
Nov 7, 2018: Birds as Pets & Love Songs Suck
Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae ruffle each other’s feathers when they debate if birds make great pets. Then, Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson hit all the right notes when they discuss love songs.
A bird is a wonderful pet
Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae get cagey over whether or not a bird makes a good pet.
Love songs are the worst songs
Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson try to strike a power chord with their Winnipeg audience on the importance of love songs.
Nov 3, 2018: 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.
Oct 31, 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.
Oct 27, 2018: 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.
Oct 24, 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.
Oct 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.