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You Can Watch The Democratic Debates With Drinks, Dancing And Comedians

Bernie Sanders will be debating the rest of the Democratic candidates next week (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Regardless of your political persuasion, the debates are probably more fun with others. The Ace Hotel is hosting a debate viewing party next week with comedians and a dance party. The CNN Republican Primary Debate has already happened, but the CNN Democratic Primary Debate is October 13. The Theatre at Ace Hotel will be hosting a viewing party where they'll play a delayed tape broadcasting of the debates beginning at 8 p.m., plus commentary and rebuttals from a panel of comedians during commercial breaks.

After the debates are over, there will be music from DJ Skeet Skeet and DJ Turbotito in the Lobby Bar, so you can grab a drink and discuss your thoughts on the dance floor.

The show is hosted by Comedy Central's Jared Logan. Comedians include Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, Tim Heidecker (Adult Swim), DJ Douggpound (Adult Swim), Eliza Skinner (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Brent Weinbach (Comedy Central, Adult Swim), The Lucas Bros (22 Jump Street, Lucas Bros Moving Co), Brendon Walsh (Comedy Central), and other guests.

While most of the attention has been on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, other candidates include former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, Rhone Island governor Lincoln Chafee, and former Senator Jim Webb (Virginia). The debate is actually taking place at the Wynn in Las Vegas and will be moderated by Anderson Cooper.

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While watching the debate is certainly a bi-partisan thing to do, Debate Debate is affiliated with the Political Revolution Cooperative, which supports Sanders, so we expect the crowd to be Feeling the Bern.

Debate Debate! is on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre at Ace Hotel at 933 S Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $15 general and $50 for VIP preferred seating. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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