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Steve Patterson

Host of CBC's The Debaters | Comedian & Emcee

Bio

Booking Comedian Steve Patterson: Contact K&M Productions for more information on Toronto Comedian, Steve Patterson, Host of CBC's The Debaters.

Every comic can tell a joke — but Steve Patterson is a triple threat of funny. Smart, well-read, well-versed in current events, quick on his feet, and a riveting raconteur, Patterson can quickly turn a crowd of strangers into a roomful of laughing co-conspirators.

Though most familiar to over 700,000 weekly listeners as host of the hit comedy The Debaters on CBC Radio One, it is as an award-winning stand-up comedian and Master of Ceremonies where Steve Patterson proves most masterful. Since leaving a full-time career as a copywriter behind in 1997, Patterson has performed all over the English-speaking world in comedy clubs, theatres and live events.

Career highlights include being named Canada’s Best Male Stand-up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards in both 2011 and 2013 as well as being nominated as the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year in 2012 and 2013. He has also headlined throughout Ireland and Australia, performed for several top tier North American companies throughout the continent and has starred in several nationally televised specials in Canada including the prestigious Just For Laughs Galas where, in 2010, his performance on a Steve Martin hosted gala prompted the comedy icon to proclaim:

“If I’d known he was going to be THAT good I would have cancelled him.”

In 2014, Patterson completed his first national theatre tour of his one man show called “This is Not Debatable” and released a comedy album of the same name, both of which received strong critical acclaim. He also hosted a one hour special called “I Wrecked My House” for HGTV Canada which earned him a 2015 Canadian Screen Award nomination and helped the series get picked up for a 14 episode run scheduled to air on HGTV this spring. This year Patterson will embark on his second national theatre tour entitled “I Laugh Therefore I Think,” and will continue his hosting duties with CBC Radio on the ninth season of The Debaters.

Topics

Customized Stand-up Comedy
Steve Patterson isn’t just a comic. He’s up-to-the-moment with current events, meticulous in creating material, and lightning-quick with a comeback. He is confident but self-deprecating. And, while he'll have fun with his audience, he’ll never make fun of an audience member unless the target of his joke is laughing the loudest in the room. This is stand-up comedy at its finest: responsive, incredibly current, and guaranteed to engage everyone in the room.

Hosting & Emceeing
As host of CBC's The Debaters and an acclaimed stand-up comic, Steve Patterson has a lot of experience behind the mic. Fast on his feet, with a unique talent for inserting quick jokes between introductions, he keeps an event moving while making sure the audience is engaged and laughing throughout. He would be pleased to lead any event that needs a professional, personable, and unequivocally hilarious host or Master of Ceremonies.

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.


Steve Patterson
is represented by K&M Productions for conference & corporate event entertainment. For more information and booking Steve Patterson contact us.

Testimonials

His talent borders on a type of brilliance I've rarely seen in either the worlds of comedy or business. Sold-out audiences consistently pointed out Steve as the highlight of the night.

–Investors Group (tour sponsors)

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His talent borders on a type of brilliance I've rarely seen in either the worlds of comedy or business. Sold-out audiences consistently pointed out Steve as the highlight of the night.

–Investors Group (tour sponsors)

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. Canadian comedy that is 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.

– Grain Farmers of Ontario

I have heard nothing but rave reviews as to the quality, wit and intelligence of your show ... you had our audience in fits of uncontrollable laughter for sixty minutes!

–Price Waterhouse Coopers

I have never seen such preparedness in a stand-up comedian. You had quite obviously done your homework on the school and me ... you had everyone laughing from the word go and kept it up for the entire set.

–Rotman school of Management, University of Toronto

Everyone thought Steve was hilarious and thoroughly enjoyed his show. I would recommend him to anyone considering him.

–Basics Office Products

Not only did your style of humour appeal to our diverse group, it was clear that this was a customized show based on the research you did within a very short time frame.

–Deloitte & Touche LLP

His unique blend of well written prepared material, improvisation skills and charismatic demeanor made him an instant hit with our live audiences and our associated television producers as well.

–Producer, Halifax Comedyfest

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