Familiar to over 700,000 weekly listeners as the host of CBC Radio One’s hit show The Debaters and to thousands more as a headliner stand-up comedian, Steve Patterson is a household name in Canadian comedy.
He has taped nationally televised comedy specials each year since 2003 including several Just For Laughs galas which have been distributed internationally. In 2010, while recording his third Just For Laughs special, Patterson not only earned a Gemini nomination, but also his most precious praise yet from that night’s MC, comedy icon Steve Martin who proclaimed: “If I’d known he was going to be THAT good I would have cancelled him.”
In 2013 Patterson won Best Male Stand-up comedian at the Canadian Comedy Awards for the second time in the past 3 years 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.
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 the development of a new media show tentatively titled ‘The Patterson Network’.