Speaker


Steve Patterson

Host of CBC's The Debaters | Award-Winning Comedian

Familiar to hundreds of thousands of Canadians as the host of CBC Radio One’s hit show The Debaters, Steve Patterson’s material combines razor sharp wit and meticulously crafted, up-to-the-moment social commentary, with a measure of musicality thrown in where appropriate.

Patterson has appeared on numerous nationally-televised comedy specials over the past two decades, and twice earned the title “Best Male Stand-up Comedian” at the Canadian Comedy Awards (2011 and 2013).

His work has received considerable praise over the years, but none more poignant than at a Just For Laughs Festival gala when he shared the stage with comedy icon Steve Martin who proclaimed of Patterson, “If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.”

In an effort to continue to prove he is THAT good, Patterson has toured his one-man show called This Is Not Debatable in theatres nationwide and released a comedy recording of the same title in 2014 which earned him another Canadian Comedy Award nomination.

In 2016, he also added author to his credits, with the publication of his first book, The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where to Send, and created and co-produced his latest media project, The Smartass-ociates with Steve Patterson, which combines topic-specific experts with top comedians to make smart people funnier and funny people smarter.


Customized Comedy

Smart, well-read, well-versed in current events, quick on his feet, and a riveting raconteur, Steve Patterson is a one-stop shop for all things hilarious, who can quickly turn a crowd of strangers into a roomful of laughing co-conspirators. Patterson customizes each of his performances with up-to-the-minute material based on current events and his audience.

Steve’s humour is relatable, and with material that covers everything from personal stories to social commentary to songs that aren’t pop hits but should be, and while he will have fun with his audience, he will never make fun of an audience member unless the target of his joke is laughing the loudest in the room.

So, if you are looking to book a “good” comedian for your next event, there are several good choices. If you would prefer to book a one-of-a-kind performer who has been recognized as the best in the business and will customize your event like no other speaker, Steve Patterson is the one for you.

The Debaters Live

Be it resolved that The Debaters Live! is a fantastic way to liven up your next event, corporate function, or fund-raiser. Real live Debaters host, Steve Patterson, and two stand-up comedians who have appeared on the show will entertain your group with a relevant exchange of facts and funny, tailored to suit your needs.

As always, The Debaters guarantees comedy that is manufactured with 100 percent original and hilarious material.

 

Host/Emcee

One-of-a-kind comedian Steve Patterson offers customized emceeing guaranteed to create laugh and achieve your organization’s goals.

Having Steve host your event, gala, or conference ensures that everyone will be talking about it for days, weeks, and even years to come!