Steve Patterson Host of CBC Debators
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Steve Patterson Bio
As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters” since 2007 Patterson has become a household name, with more than half a million 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.”
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 as well as a published humour writer.
Best Male Stand-up Comedian, Canadian Comedy Awards 2011
Steve Patterson is a highly sought-after 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, Diageo Group (distributors of Guinness, Smirnoff and other beverages) and the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto among his most prestigious clients.
In 2011, Patterson enjoyed the most successful year of his career, which included hosting the Just For Laughs comedy tour in theatres nationwide, hosting CBC Television’s Short Film Face off, being nominated for a Gemini award and winning the Canadian Comedy Award as the country’s best male stand-up comedian, an accolade that was bestowed on him again in 2013.
Patterson continues his duties with The Debaters, has launched his first solo theatre tour show entitled “This is Not Debatable” and will provide discerning audiences with his trademark wit at awards shows, high-profile gatherings and anywhere top-notch stand-up comedy is appreciated.
Award-winning, well-respected and painstakingly persistent in creating new material, Steve Patterson gives his very best to each audience he performs for.