Jack Singer Concert Hall
Hosted by award winning comedian and CBC host, Steve Patterson, this special live event features Steve and two of his favourite comics, Kate Davis and Dave Hemstad, performing stand-up followed by a comedic debate specially created for JFSC.
The Debaters is the hit show in its 11th season on CBC Radio One. Steve and his cast are excited to be in Calgary for this fundraiser and invite you to be part of the live audience to witness this once-in-a-life time, never-to-be-repeated comedy event.
A limited number of VIP seats are available for this event.
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 afterwards to exclaim “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 stevepatterson.ca 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 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 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 www.katedavis.ca
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
JFSC (Jewish Family Service Calgary) is an accredited, non-denominational, social service agency accessible to people of all faiths and cultures serving the Calgary Community. JFSC has been providing social and counselling services since its incorporation in 1961. With the support of private donors, businesses and our major funders, JFSC collaborates with multiple organizations assisting individuals and families to become more resilient and independent and thereby strengthening our communities. Fundraising proceeds will assist JFSC clients by providing:
• Food Security and Housing Support
• New Immigrant Settlement Services
• Resources for Employment Readiness
• Connections for Isolated Seniors
• Counselling Services
• Educational Programs to Communities and
Schools raising awareness of domestic violence, bullying, sexual abuse and elder abuse
This show is open to the general public and will not be recorded for radio.
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Special features incorporated into the hall design allow rentals to outside promoters and the community, providing a spectrum of entertainment year-round.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
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