entertainers | January 31, 2016

#AskASpeaker #8: Twitter Q&A with Steve Patterson

Last week we held our eighth live Twitter Q&A—this time with none other than award-winning comedian, MC, and host of CBC’s The Debaters, Steve Patterson. If you still haven’t seen him on television (or heard him on CBC Radio), Patterson’s a thinking-person’s comic: well-versed in pop culture and current events, and a seasoned pro with both intimate comedy clubs and packed theatres. Serving as smart entertainment for a corporate keynote, a confident and polished master of ceremonies, or the agile host of the hit, interactive show The Debaters, Patterson delivers a custom-built, professional, and hilarious performance no matter the occasion.

Throughout our chat (which was woefully short, as usual), we asked Patterson about his roots—how he got into comedy, and where he got his first big break. We asked him how he customizes his talks for different audiences (by industry, profession, age, and more), why tailored performances are so important, why the ‘debate’ format of The Debaters gels so well with corporate events, and about his upcoming book: tentatively titled The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where to Send. (Watch out for Patterson’s literary debut this fall.)

Whether performing for a private event, appearing on CBC or HGTV, gigging at a local comedy club, or ensuring that your corporate event is smooth and hiccup-free as an accomplished MC, Steve Patterson offers sophisticated laughs for even the hardest-to-please audiences. And if you haven’t checked out The Debaters Live, now’s your chance: it’s the show where Patterson and two guest comics at the top of their game deliver a rapid-fire exchange of facts and funny, always customized to your industry or event. Guaranteed to educate and entertain, The Debaters Live is 100 percent original, super-smart, and wicked funny.

Make sure you follow Steve on Twitter (@patterballs) for a daily dose of humour, and while you’re at it, remember to follow us at @TheLavinAgency to stay up to date with news and announcements about our incredible roster of world-changing speakers. 

To hire Steve Patterson as the keynote speaker or MC of your next event, contact The Lavin Agency speakers bureau.