The Debaters Live on Tour

Showtime: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Location: Hammerson Hall

Show suitable for: *Some language may be inappropriate for younger audiences (Age Restriction TBD)


   Date Time Price  
The Debaters Live on Tour October 18, 2018 08:00 pm $35.00 - $55.00

The Debaters Live on Tour is the comedy stage show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and the audience picks the winner. Award-winning comedian and host, Steve Patterson brings two of his favourite comedians, Kate Davis (Best Stand-up Comic Nominee 2018) and Dave Hemstad (Most Rescued Windsurfer Port Credit Sailing Club 1999), to Mississauga to duke it out in a no-holds-barred battle of facts and funny.
This two-hour joke-fest features two entertaining debates (in the format familiar to fans of the hit CBC Radio program) and segments of smart and clean stand-up comedy from Steve and his cohorts. We can’t tell you what topics are being debated but one of them involves a tropical fruit and its proximity to pizza. 


*This event is not a CBC Radio taping.

Run time: 2 hours, includes an intermission *subject to change
Some language may be inappropriate for younger audiences


“...thorough in preparation, flawless in execution, and very funny in delivery…Hands down, this was the best kick off I’d seen.” 

– Ron Tite, Dx3 Canada, Audience Member

“I don’t think I have laughed that much in years…I thought my face was going to fall off because I was laughing so hard…money well spent on the tickets.”

 – Kelly LaLande, Audience Member



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. His performance in 2010 earned him a Gemini nomination and caused host Steve Martin to exclaim afterwards, “If I’d have known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.” Following that performance, Patterson was named Best Male Stand-up Comedian at the 2011 and 2013 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 available in bookstores nationwide. Visit for more details.


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 the country 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 thirteen-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 evenings 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. For more information visit


Dave Hemstad is an award-winning comedian 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.  

*For Groups, please call 905.306.6000

Join us early and complete your Living Arts Centre experience with our Pre-Show Dinner Buffet at LIVE Restaurant! LIVE Restaurant offers you an enjoyable experience with great food and great ambience.

Doors open at 5:00pm
For reservations, please call 905-306-6116