Comedian Steve Patterson

Comedian Steve Patterson

Let it be resolved that Steve Patterson is one of Canada’s funniest comics

Host of CBC's The Debaters, comedian Steve Patterson brings his stand-up show, This is Not a Debate, to Vernon Nov. 10.

  • Aug. 30, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Though most familiar to more than 750,000 weekly listeners as the host of The Debaters on CBC Radio, it is as an international headline stand-up comedian where Steve Patterson truly shines.

Struck by the idea of stand-up as a full-time career in 1997, when he lost his job as a copywriter for making an ad about an amusement park “too amusing,” Patterson has since performed across Canada, as well as Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, the U.K., the U.S. and even the United Arab Emirates (the crowd spoke English… Steve’s not a magician).

By 2010, steady accolades for his work garnered him a third invitation to perform on the Just For Laughs prestigious televised gala. Considered to be the highlight of the show by critics and audience alike, Patterson’s performance prompted the legendary comedy icon and gala host, Steve Martin, to quip: “If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.”

The comedy industry formally agreed with Martin, when Patterson was named Canada’s Best Male Stand-Up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

In November, Patterson begins the third leg of a national tour with his 90-minute one man show, This Is Not Debatable. The tour includes a stop in Vernon Nov. 10 at the Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets are $45.50 and are on sale now. Call the Ticket Seller box office at 250-549-7469 or visit for tickets.