This week on the podcast we chat with comedian Steve Patterson, host of CBC Radio One’s long-running hit show The Debaters.
For those unfamiliar with The Debaters, the CBC program features prepared debates between some of Canada’s best standup comedians, concerning such important topics as “Pie vs. Cake,” or the merits of having an attractive Prime Minister.
As Steve puts it, “it’s like a political debate, but it’s funnier and more factual.”
We ask Patterson how he got his start in standup, what people across the country find funny, and what he’d ask political leaders if he had the opportunity to moderate a federal debate.
The Debaters will be recording in Ottawa at two sold out shows February 6 and 7 at Centrepointe Theatre.
This interview originally aired January 30 on CHUO 89.1 FM.