The Debaters Live brings all the hilarity of the hit CBC series to your organization. Veteran comedian Steve Patterson and two guest comics at the top of their game deliver a rapid-fire exchange of facts and funny, customized to your industry or event. Guaranteed to educate and entertain, The Debaters is 100 percent original, super-smart, and wicked funny.
The Debaters has been entertaining audiences (with over 750,000 weekly radio listeners) for nearly a decade, and for good reason. This unique travelling show is the perfect dose of timely laughs for corporate events, fundraisers, and end-of-year gatherings. Here’s how it works: host Steve Patterson handpicks two guest comedians—in the past, they’ve included such Canadian comedy darlings as Mary Walsh, Scott Thompson, and Elvira Kurt—to perform a snap stand-up set before rolling to the main event: a topical debate. Topics can be as tailored—and silly—as you like. After opening rants, bare-knuckle and firing-line rounds, audience questions, and closing summations, your spectators get the final say on which comic was more convincing. This is high-energy live entertainment at its best—and most uproarious.
“The Debaters was the perfect “cherry on top” for our event. The comedians were hand-picked to fit our conference theme, the show was expertly planned, and the humour appealed to everyone in our audience. This is Canadian comedy that’s world-class! We were blown away with the customization of this show! Steve connected with our audience from the second he stepped on stage. He’s simply in a league of his own.”The Grain Farmers of Ontario
“This is the first event that I have been to where there was actually more laughter than silence during a performance. The Debaters were great. They were also fabulous at our post show reception- where we had almost 1,200 folks in attendance.”Jewish Family Service of Calgary
“The Debaters were amazing!”Morneau Shepell Consulting Company