May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Stand-up Comedy Holidays

Award-winning comedian Steve Patterson brings two of his favorites comedy elves, DeAnne Smith and Graham Chittenden, to Ottawa to duke it out in a no-holds-barred festive free-for-all.

This two-hour holiday-themed joke-fest is for live audiences only featuring two entertaining debates in the format familiar to fans of the hit CBC Radio program, plus bonus segments of smart stand-up comedy from Steve and his hilarious cohorts.

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.  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.

DEANNE SMITH is an international comedy sensation. Her video from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival “Straight Men Step Up Your Game” has been viewed over 46 million times, and her Netflix special, Gentleman Elf, is available as part of Comedians of the World. She's performed everywhere from Iceland to New Zealand and is a regular at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

GRAHAM CHITTENDEN is a familiar face at the Just for Laughs festival, as well as on Just for Laughs tours, coast to coast in Canada.  Graham has his own award-nominated special on CTV, has hosted talk shows on MTV, and The Comedy Network, and written for shows such as CBC’s Mr. D and Still Standing. You may also recognize his voice from CBC Radio’s acclaimed comedy show, The Debaters. Graham’s new one hour comedy special “Reluctant Adult” premiered on CraveTV in 2018.

  • Strong language
video: The Debaters Live on Tour
The Debaters Live on Tour