55 episodes

The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.

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The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.

    1424: Grey Hair & Sneakers

    1424: Grey Hair & Sneakers

    In this classic episode from season 12, 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.

    • 27 min
    1423: Nickelback & Question Mark vs. Exclamation Mark

    1423: Nickelback & Question Mark vs. Exclamation Mark

    Look at this photograph from Season 12: Canada's most-maligned band has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Kyle Bottom tells Mayce Galoni it's time we appreciated Nickelback. Then, questions are asked and answered—loudly!—in a punctuation altercation between Lara Rae and Peter Brown.

    • 27 min
    1422: Phone vs. Text & Everyone Should Sing

    1422: Phone vs. Text & Everyone Should Sing

    In this classic episode from season 10, Patrick Ledwell and Amanda Brooke Perrin send a clear message to their Ottawa audience when they discuss if it’s better to call or text. Then, Ron Sparks and beloved children’s entertainer Fred Penner belt it out over whether or not everyone should sing.

    • 27 min
    1421: Spoken Word & Run a Marathon

    1421: 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.

    • 36 min
    1420: Raisins & Rom-Coms

    1420: 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.

    • 37 min
    1419: Play in a Band & Universal Health Care

    1419: Play in a Band & Universal Health Care

    Wes Borg and Maddy Kelly strike a chord with their North Vancouver audience over playing in a band. Then, Sean Lecomber and DeAnne Smith fit the billing for their debate on Canada’s health care system.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Listen Really Listen ,

A unique delight of Canadian humour!

There is no other show like this. The funniest stuff ever. Thanks from a grateful American.

webbsk ,

Try it! It's hilarious!

Ridiculously funny. Makes me homesick and proud at the same time.

Paulcat87 ,

Excellent Entertainment

The Debaters take a light approach to arguments. The pros and cons are all artfully crafted to tease out the funniest shades of a topic without being too corny, (for the most part). Thoroughly enjoyable and sometimes even side-splitting.
Worth a subscription!

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