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The Debaters Live!

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February 26, 2018
Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00am - Online only
11:30am - In person/phone

Loge Seats On-sale: TBA

Following the excitement over The Debaters Live recently announced tour, the show has added 11 performances in 2018 including stops across Ontario. Tickets for the freshly added shows will go on sale Friday, October 27. Full tour listing and dates below.

The Debaters Live is the comedy stage show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and the audience picks the winner. This special live event features host Steve Patterson and two of his favourite comics performing stand-up and two hilarious debates in the format made popular by the hit nationally broadcast Canadian radio program.


The Debaters Live! On Tour

*These events are not CBC Radio tapings. Some language may be inappropriate for younger audiences.*

2018 Ontario Tour Dates

16-Feb - Grand Theatre - Kingston, ON

17-Feb - Empire Theatre - Belleville, ON       

20-Feb - Orillia Opera House - Orillia, ON     

21-Feb - Chrysler Theatre - Windsor, ON       

22-Feb - Centennial Hall - London, ON          

23-Feb - FirstOntario Concert Hall - Hamilton, ON    

24-Feb - Centre In The Square - Kitchener, ON         

26-Feb - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium - Thunder Bay, ON     

2-Mar - Georgian Theatre - Barrie, ON           

3-Mar - Capitol Centre - North Bay, ON

4-Mar - Sault Community Theatre Centre - Sault Ste. Marie, ON       


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About the Host

STEVE PATTERSON has been a professional headliner since 1997 and has taped numerous national television specials in the past decade including four Just For Laughs galas. One of such performances caused host Steve Martin afterwards to exclaim “If I’d have known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.” Patterson was twice named Best Male Stand-up Comedian at the Canadian Comedy awards and most recently has been nominated for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards as Host on HGTV’s I Wrecked My House. Steve’s nationally toured and award nominated theatre show entitled This is Not Debatable is now available on itunes and his Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where to Send is now available in book stores. Steve latest role is as a budding producer with his show The Smartass-ociates, making smart people funnier and funny people smarter. Visit and follow @patterballs (yes, that is his real twitter handle).


About the Comics

KATE DAVIS’s comedy career started as a need to get out of her house. So one night after putting the kids to sleep she ventured into a local comedy club and never looked back! Now, Kate has headlined across Canada, Europe and starred in her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network.  Kate was a finalist in respected comedy competitions including, Toronto’s “Last Comic Standing” and NBC’s “Stand up for Diversity” and is a twelve-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Female Standup and the prestigious Phil Hartman Award.  She is a sought after corporate comic and has hosted several high-profile events including conferences with for the former President Bill Clinton and Barbara Walters. She has also proven that funny can raise money and does many charity events for organizations that help teens and kids.

DAVE HEMSTAD is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee who began performing on national television in 2002. In addition to his own half hour Comedy Now Special on CTV and his Gala appearance at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival he has taped appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals for CBC. Dave has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series Almost Heroes. Dave is currently a regular on CBC's smash hit The Debaters for both television and radio. In addition to his numerous international appearances, Dave is proud to have performed in every province AND territory in Canada.


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