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Steve Patterson


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Award-Winning Comedian & Humour Writer

As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters” since 2007 Patterson has become a household name, with more than 700,000 weekly listeners. In 2010, steady accolades for his work on that show earned him a third invitation to perform on one of Just For Laughs’ prestigious televised galas, hosted by Steve Martin. Considered to be the highlight of the show by the audience and critics alike, Patterson’s performance prompted the legendary Martin himself to quip, “If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.”

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
The Debaters Live
Be it resolved that 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. The Debaters Live! is a total of 60-70 minutes. 30 minutes of stand-up (10 from each comedian) a hard-hitting 35 minute debate and even a Q and A for your audience direct participation.
Entertainer | Steve Patterson's Stand-Up Comedy
A full-time comedian since 1997, Steve is considered one of the country's premier comedic talents.
Steve’s hosted major events from coast-to-coast including the nationwide Just For Laughs comedy tour, The Canadian Comedy Awards, The Gemini Awards Industry Night and CBCs Short Film Face off. Steve is great for organization’s looking for an upbeat, timely, intelligent comedic host/emcee for events, galas and more.

Audience reviews:

  • Steve Patterson was absolutely perfect as a host and the first act for our inaugural poverty & punchlines comedy night fundraiser. He had a wonderful rapport with the audience and had everyone roaring! ...a top talent to be sure!

    - Venture Advisor | Engineers Without Borders
  • The feedback has been overwhelmingly consistent - "best mc in a very, very, very long time"...thank you for all the hard work that went into preparing for our dinner, and of course the flawless execution throughout the night.

    - Fmr. President, Calgary CFA Society
  • The content Steve used was extremely fitting and he masterfully kept the audience engaged. His knowledge of our organization and his stage presence helped make the evening a resounding success.

    - Fmr. President, Canadian Olympic Committee

Speaker Biography

Every comic can tell a joke, but Steve Patterson is a triple threat of funny, combining skills as a stand-up comedian with over 15 years of touring experience, a successful radio and tv host and a published humour writer.

Patterson began his full-time comedy career in 1997, shortly after ending his full-time career as a copywriter when he wrote an ad for an amusement park that his boss found a little “too amusing.” Leaving his desk job behind, he opted for the national and international stage. In addition to 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 leaving audiences everywhere united in their praise

In addition to general audiences, Patterson is also a host and speaker for private corporate events, counting major corporations such as the Canadian Olympic Committee, Coca-Cola Canada, PepsiCo, Best Buy, Future Shop, Investor’s Group, Manulife Financial, and Diageo Group (distributors of Guinness, Smirnoff and other beverages) to name  a few.  He is well sought after emcee for productions where top-notch stand-up comedy and the ability to deliver content is appreciated, including but not limited to: the Canadian Comedy Awards (2011); Industry gala nights for both the Geminis (2011) and Canadian Screen Awards (2013 & 2014); CBCs Short Film Face Off (2011-2015) and the Comic Vision Tour (2012 & 2014).

In 2013 Patterson won “Best Male Stand-up comedian” at the Canadian Comedy Awards for the 2nd time in the past 3 years (the first in the history of the awards to do so) and he was also nominated for the 2nd consecutive year in the  “Comedy Person of the Year” category for his efforts to raise the profile of the Canadian comedy industry. Sadly though, Steve was shut out yet again in the female comedian category.

In 2014, Patterson continues rolling with another season of “The Debaters” on CBC Radio, more performances of his one man show “This Is Not Debatable” in theatres across Canada and hosted a pilot for HGTV Canada called “I Wrecked My House”.  “This is Not Debatable” earned Patterson two 2015 Canadian Comedy Award nominations for Best One Person Show and Best Taped Live Performance.  For his hosting duties on “I Wrecked My House” he garnered a 2015 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series and the show was picked up for 14 episodes which began airing in the spring of 2015 on HGTV Canada.

Award-winning, well-respected and painstakingly persistent in creating new material, Steve Patterson gives his very best to each audience he performs for.