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Upcoming Live Shows - North Van, Feb 10 & 11, 2020

The Debaters are coming to North Vancouver, BC on February 10 & 11!

Jan 18, 2020: Social Media News & Chair vs. Couch

Charlie Demers and Katie-Ellen Humphries Buzz-Feed off each other in their debate on social media as a source for news. Then, Don Kelly and Charles Haycock get comfortable when they compare chairs to couches.

Social media is the best place to get your news

Face-book some time with Charlie Demers and Katie-Ellen Humphries as they debate whether or not getting your news from social media is the superior option.

Chairs are superior to couches

Don Kelly and Charles Haycock refuse to throw-cushion their blows when they debate who commands the seat of power: chairs or couches.

Jan 15, 2020: 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.

Jan 11, 2020: William Shatner is the greatest actor

It’s time to bring back one of The Debaters' most iconic debates: "William Shatner"! Eric Peterson and Sean Cullen, are in the Twilight Zone when they debate if William Shatner is the greatest actor of all time.

Jan 8, 2020: Carbon Tax & City Slogans

Charlie Demers and Glen Foster refuse to look fuel-ish when they discuss the carbon tax. Then, Evany Rosen and Todd Graham try to stay civil in their debate on city slogans.

Canadians should embrace a carbon tax

Charlie Demers and "That Canadian Guy" Glen Foster, try to make each another green with envy when they question if Canadians should support a carbon tax.

Every city needs a good slogan or nickname

Evany Rosen and Todd Graham have their Peterborough audience trade-marking their words in their debate on city slogans.

Jan 4, 2020: Fad Diets & In-Laws

It's time for the hunger games when Sean Proudlove and Steph Tolev question the effectiveness of fad diets. Then, real-life brother in-laws, Gavin Clarkson and Sterling Scott, have a marriage license to kill when they debate in-laws.

Fad diets are worth trying

Sean Proudlove and Steph Tolev throw their weight around over whether or not fad diets such as Atkins, Paleo or the Cabbage Soup diet are worth trying.

In-laws are not your family

Brother in-laws Gavin Clarkson and Sterling Scott recite their vows over whether in-laws are strangers you're forced to get along with or if they are in fact your family.

Jan 1, 2020: Fake Meat & Scuba Diving

Rob Bebenek and Dave Hemstad air their beefs when they discuss plant-based meats. Then, Elvira Kurt and Hunter Collins take the plunge in their debate on scuba diving.

We should all incorporate plant-based meats into our diets

Rob Bebenek and Dave Hemstad grill each other when they question if products like the Beyond Meat burger should be a part of everyone’s diet.

Everyone should take the plunge and learn to scuba dive

Elvira Kurt and Hunter Collins keep their head above water when they question the value of learning to scuba dive.

Dec 28, 2019: Call Ahead vs. Drop-In & Canada's Food Guide

Nathan Macintosh and Tim Steeves make quite the appearance when they discuss if notice is needed for a visit. Then, David Pryde and Elvira Kurt take a bite out of their debate on Canada's Food Guide.

It's better to call ahead than to drop-in

Maritimers Nathan Macintosh and Tim Steeves are in Saint John, New Brunswick trying to ring each other’s bells over whether or not you should call ahead when visiting family and friends.

We no longer need Canada's Food Guide

David Pryde and Elvira Kurt go for the gut when they discuss if with so many sources for nutritional information, do Canadians need Canada’s Food Guide?

Dec 21, 2019: Snowball Fights & 60 is the New 40

Things really snowball when Derek Edwards and Dave Hemstad debate if snowball fights should be banned. Then, Mike Wilmot and Deborah Kimmett deliver an ageless debate over whether or not 60 is the new 40.

Snowball fights should be banned

Derek Edwards and Dave Hemstad pummel their Ottawa audience with jokes when they discuss if to avoid injuries, snowball fights should stop.

60 is the new 40

Mike Wilmot and Deborah Kimmett combine a healthy dose of facts and funny when they answer the question: “With so many baby boomers being healthy, productive and having fun, is 60 is the new 40?”