Steve Patterson

Canadian Celebrity, Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremonies
Toronto, ON

What Steve is Passionate About

Keynote Speaker 

Cap off your conference with laughter! Steve Patterson expertly weaves industry current events into a unique (and hilarious) keynote.

Master of Ceremonies 

Veteran host Steve Patterson ensures your event flows merrily along, injecting wit wherever possible and making long nights seem a lot shorter.

A typical event will begin with a short, customized monologue diving into industry topics and current events. He sets the tone and captures the attention of the audience.  You want a host with the experience to read the room, know what the audience needs, nail the necessary talking points but also pivot when necessary. Booking Patterson as your MC guarantees your attendees will be served quality entertainment.

Do you need additional customization at your event or full day conference? Consider Steve Patterson to moderate a panel discussion or host an engaging interview.

Master Moderator 

There are many moderators who are well-versed in their topic of expertise. There are many comedians who are very funny. But there aren’t many very funny comedians well-versed in enough business topics to moderate a panel of experts and leave everyone, including the experts, laughing as they are learning. Steve Patterson is one of these rare master moderators.

The Debaters Live! 

Be it resolved that The Debaters Live! is a fantastic way to liven up your next event, corporate function, or fund-raiser. Real live Debaters host, Steve Patterson, and two stand-up comedians will entertain your group with a relevant exchange of facts and funny, written to a topic of your group’s choosing! Creator, Richard Side, works with you to produce a custom debate topic. With 30 min of stand-up and one custom debate, The Debaters Live! guarantees comedy that is original, hilarious and pertinent to each group they perform for.

Play-through! Uncommonly funny golf commentary with Steve Patterson and Dave Hemstad 

Golf is not only a great sport to enjoy the great outdoors, but also a very friendly way to socialize. If you’re planning a golf tournament, you’re going to want to make sure everyone that attends has the best time they possibly can.

Enter “Play Through!”, uncommonly funny golf commentary with veteran Canadian comedians Steve Patterson and Dave Hemstad.

Set up for the day in a “broadcasters booth” at a prominent hole on the course, Steve & Dave provide play-by-play commentary like what you would hear on golf broadcasts, except instead of being quiet and serious, they are boisterous and hilarious! Exchanging quick-witted banter combining current events, golf knowledge and off-the-cuff remarks, Play Through! will have every foursome feeling like the star of the show and will always ensure that the targets of their jokes are laughing the loudest. With their ability to find the funny in every situation, paired with their decades of friendship and comedy collaboration, listening to Steve & Dave will lighten the mood during the day and provide the fodder for a completely customized comedy show and “awards” presentation at the evening dinner.

Find out for yourself why one client has booked Play though! For 9 years in a row now.

Why You Need Steve

Few comedians in the world are as skillful with conducting a show and moderating conversation than Canada’s Steve Patterson. Host of the hit radio show and podcast ‘The Debaters’ since 2007, with over 750,000 weekly listeners, Patterson’s voice is instantly recognizable to many. But what many may not know is that he is also one of the most experienced, versatile corporate speakers working today. From keynote appearances for groups like the Calgary Teacher’s Association, the Canadian Bar Association or Boston Consulting Group, to multi-day conference moderation for organizations such as Manulife Financial, the Young President’s Organization (YPO), or Frito Lay North America, Patterson adds the value of laughter and makes long events seem a lot shorter. Where possible, he even brings his funny friends along in customized versions of ‘The Debaters Live’ which have proven to be the ideal headline event for groups such as IBM, BGC (formerly Boys’ and Girls’ clubs) and McMaster University.

In short, Patterson is a comedian who packs much more than punchlines into each appearance. He helps every attendee of the events he takes part in be a little happier that they attended.

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Why You Will Love Steve

“Over the past few years, Steve has made a huge impression on our gala attendees. He is gregarious, hilarious, and whip-smart. He tailors his material to our crowd, can be seen jotting down jokes about breaking news at the very last minute, and truly isn’t afraid to toe the line – a combination that makes for a truly remarkable host. Our guests were floored by his performance in the first year he joined us, and they’ve been begging to have him back every year since! Steve is right on the money.”

Kayla Calder
Writers’ Trust of Canada

“You can’t do better than Steve Patterson for an event MC! He’s funny, relevant, engaged, and easy to work with. The 600+ corporate leaders who attend our event each year have given us rave reviews on Steve’s participation. We’re thrilled to have had him back to host two years in a row (and hope to have him join us for a third).”

Marty Parker
President and CEO, Waterstone Human Capital

“It was no coincidence that Steve Patterson was host of the most attended TCA Luncheon in 75 years! In a notoriously tough room, Steve had the eclectic audience laughing from beginning to end. If he wasn’t married, I’d introduce him to my wife!”

Jason Pelligra
Events Administrator, Toronto Construction Association

“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.”

Henry Van Ankum
Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario

“Steve Patterson is not only a great comedian, author, and CBC celebrity, but also an awesome guy. He flew to a small town in a corner of our country to be our headline comedian over 3 nights as a fundraiser. He consistently delivered great material each night, made it relevant to our cause, and learned enough about our small town’s culture to make it part of the show. The fundraiser was a success, everyone laughed, had fun, and they’re still talking about it. Thanks, Steve!”

Sean Secord
on behalf of the Yukon Ride for Dad


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