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Upcoming Live Shows - Winnipeg Rescheduled to Aug 28, 2020

The Debaters' upcoming taping in Winnipeg, MB has been rescheduled to August 28, 2020.

May 27, 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.

May 23, 2020: Rejection & Potlucks

In this irresistible episode from season 11, Dave Hemstad and David Pryde won’t take no for an answer in their debate on rejection. Then, Arthur Simeon and Laurie Elliott dish it out on the subject of potlucks.

May 20, 2020: Family Time & Haircuts at Home

The Debaters are back for a special isolation episode! Charlie Demers and Derek Seguin get locked-down and dirty in their debate on spending time with family. Then, Don Kelly and Erica Sigurdson cut to the chase on whether or not you should cut your own hair.

It's wonderful to spend all of your time with family

Charlie Demers and Derek Seguin spend some quality time together when they discuss the merits of spending all of your time with family.

Cut your own hair!

Don Kelly and Erica Sigurdson refuse to comb-over their arguments over whether or not it’s a good idea to cut your own hair or have a family member do it for you.

May 16, 2020: 2020: Spoken Word & Run a Marathon

Shane Koyczan and Charlie Demers deliver some poetic justice when they discuss spoken word. Then, Rebecca Kohler and Jacob Samuel run a few things by their audience regarding marathons.

Everyone should love spoken word

Shane Koyczan and Charlie Demers try to stay in the rhymelight over whether or spoken word should be embraced by everyone.

If you're able to, run a marathon!

Rebecca Kohler and Jacob Samuel prove to their North Vancouver audience that they can go the distance when they question the value of running a marathon.

May 13, 2020: 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 9, 2020: Family Time & Haircuts at Home

The Debaters are back for a special isolation episode! Charlie Demers and Derek Seguin get locked-down and dirty in their debate on spending time with family. Then, Don Kelly and Erica Sigurdson cut to the chase on whether or not you should cut your own hair.

It's wonderful to spend all of your time with family

Charlie Demers and Derek Seguin spend some quality time together when they discuss the merits of spending all of your time with family.

Cut your own hair!

Don Kelly and Erica Sigurdson refuse to comb-over their arguments over whether or not it’s a good idea to cut your own hair or have a family member do it for you.

May 6, 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.

May 2, 2020: Don't Write a Memoir & Heavy Metal

In this page-turner from season 12, 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.

April 29, 2020: Raisins & Rom-Coms

Deborah Kimmett and Ivan Decker use their dried wit to debate raisins. Then, Katie-Ellen Humphries and Levi McCachen are Sleepless in Seattle on the subject of romantic comedies.

Everyone should love raisins

Deborah Kimmett and Ivan Decker Trail Mix it up over whether or not raisins are delicious or disgusting.

Romantic comedies are lovely!

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Levi McCachen are in North Vancouver choosing to Say Anything when they discuss the value of rom-coms!

April 25, 2020: Cricket vs. Baseball & Early to Bed

In this memorable episode from season 7, Sam Simmons and John Wing swing for the fences when they compare cricket and baseball. Then, rise and shine for Mike Wilmot and Nikki Glaser debating the saying, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”