Comedy streaming channel Seeso today set a September 22 launch date for Debate Wars, a comedy debate show tackling such burning topics as cats versus dogs and pie versus cake. Moderated by Michael Ian Black, the show pits two teams of comedians and improvisers against one another in the “Debatium,” where they’ll debate the “babies versus old people”-style topics in front of a live audience. Check out Seeso’s trailer for the show above.
The debaters are set to include Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Gilbert Gottfried, Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Jo Firestone, Andy Dick, Connor Ratliff, Guy Branum, Phoebe Robinson and Dave Hill. Running analysis of the debates will be provided by commentators Brandon Scott Jones and Morgan Grace Jarrett.
Debate Wars is produced by Big Beach TV and is is being run by longtime Conan O’Brien writer Brian McCann and directed by fellow Conan vet Liz Plonka. Black, Marc Turtletaub and Dan Pasternack are executive producers, Erin Keating is co-EP, Molly Breeskin is co-producer, Kyle Stratton is producer and Aparna Nancherla is supervising producer on the project.