With over 25 years of experience performing original material across the globe while also helming CBC Radio’s hit comedy show, The Debaters, for 15 seasons, few comedians are as skilled at commanding a stage, conducting a show, or moderating conversation than Steve Patterson. Best described as “honest and erudite”, Patterson combines incomparable off-the-cuff wit with diligent research and well-honed delivery to create one-of-a-kind shows for every audience.
Twice named best male stand-up at the Canadian Comedy Awards, Patterson is one of the most experienced, versatile corporate speakers working today. He’s presented to groups like the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and Boston Consulting Group, and provided multi-day conference moderation and hosting for organizations such as Manulife Financial, the Young President’s Organization (YPO), and Frito Lay North America. Patterson has also hosted customized versions of The Debaters Live for such groups as IBM, BGC, and McMaster University.
Patterson has appeared on numerous nationally televised comedy specials with his work receiving considerable praise over the years. He is also a seasoned interviewer, having hosted 10 seasons of CBC’s Short Film Faceoff and two seasons of HGTV’s I Wrecked My House. Patterson is celebrated for his ability to masterfully engage audiences with “funny because they’re true” stories, well-written letters, and even original songs. In short, Patterson packs much more than just punchlines into his shows.
In addition, Patterson has toured his one-man show called This Is Not Debatable in theatres nationwide and released a comedy recording of the same title, which earned him another Canadian Comedy Award nomination. He is also the author of two books The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where to Send and Dad Up!