Comedian and Host of CBC's The Debaters
Steve Patterson has the combined skills of a stand-up comedian with over 13 years of touring experience, a successful radio and TV host and a published humor writer with a golden gift for funny turns of phrase. He won the 2013 Best Male Stand-up at the Canadian Comedy Awards. He also won 2011's Canadian Comedy Award for best male stand-up. As host of CBC Radio One's wildly successful "The Debaters" since 2007, Steve Patterson has become a household name with more than half a million weekly listeners.
Patterson dove into comedy in 1997, shortly after ending his full-time desk job as a copywriter when he wrote an ad for an amusement park that his boss found a little "too amusing." Now he headlines national and international stages—playing every major city in Canada (and most of the minor ones) he has also headlined in Ireland, Australia the United States the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and left audiences everywhere united in their praise.
Back-to-back nominations for Canadian Comedy Awards as Canada's best male stand-up comic in 2007 and 2008, Patterson's star continues to rise with yet another award nomination, the airing of a televised version of "The Debaters" CBC television, and a national theater tour "This is Not Debatable."
The Debaters: Live
The Debaters: Live
Based on the CBC Radio Show, The Debaters, Steve Patterson offers a customized version of the show written specifically for your company.
The Debaters Live! is a stimulating way to liven up your next event, corporate function or fund-raiser. Real live Debaters host, Steve Patterson and two stand-up comedians whom have appeared on the show will entertain your group with a relevant exchange of facts and funny tailored to suit your needs, industry or event. As always, The Debaters guarantees comedy that is manufactured with 100 percent original and hilarious material.
Created by Richard Side, who also executive produces The Debaters, this is a unique, cross-platform production that is well known to the large, loyal audience it has been entertaining on CBC Radio One for five years. Since the fall of 2011, The Debaters has taken on a range of debates from Beauty vs. Brains to if China’s superpower status is good for us all.
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