The Debaters Live is the conference and corporate event version of the popular comedy format made famous on CBC Radio. Hosted by award-winning comedian and author, Steve Patterson, The Debaters Live features Canadian stand-up comedy stars going toe-to-toe on a debate topic tailor-made for your audience. It’s an interactive show filled with funny and fact crafted specifically for you, where your live audience votes to pick the winner.
But that’s not all. The Debaters Live gets the fun rolling with a segment of clean, smart stand-up from Steve, and each of his two fellow comics.
Created by Richard Side, The Debaters format is a tried and true comedy concoction that has garnered legions of fans on CBC Radio One and delighted audiences in live theatres and conference venues across Canada for 18 years. This production is not affiliated with CBC.
Custom Debate Topics
With hundreds of topics debated so far, The Debaters Live team has the skill and experience to find the perfect topic for your event: one that’s guaranteed to deliver the laughs and get all of your audience talking.
Our list of satisfied clients includes medical professionals, building contractors, realtors, bankers, teachers, librarians and tech engineers, just to name a few. Our custom debate topics are as varied as our client list. For Canada’s largest trade union we debated whether a robot worker is superior to a human one. For an audience of 1,000 teachers we debated whether memorization is superior to critical thinking. For an association of realtors we debated whether it’s time to sell our city homes and move to the country.
The Debaters Live team works with you to pick the best topic for your group and then hand-pick two accomplished comedians to take that topic on.
The show has been presented as an end-of-conference celebration, as a kick-off keynote event and as the featured entertainment at holiday parties. Depending on your needs The Debaters Live show is typically 50 – 70 minutes in length.
The Debaters Live & Streaming
The Debaters Live and Streaming is an online version of the popular comedy format made famous on CBC Radio. Hosted by award-winning comedian and author, Steve Patterson, The Debaters Live and Streaming is available on a variety of digital platforms and features Canadian stand-up comedy stars going toe-to-toe on a debate topic tailor-made for your audience. Like The Debaters Live it’s an interactive show filled with funny and fact crafted specifically for you, where your live audience votes in real-time to pick the winner.
Satisfied clients for The Debaters Live and Streaming include IBM Canada, TD and Calgary Public School Teachers. The financial association, Women in Payments, made The Debaters Live and Streaming an entertaining part of their association’s events on three occasions for members across Canada and the USA.
The Debaters Live and Streaming just might be the custom-made answer to your next online conference, digital get-together or Zoom-style holiday party. Depending on your needs, The Debaters Live and Streaming show is typically 40 – 55 minutes in length.