Comedian Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams tells her life story.

The Incredible Life of Ms. Pat

The Incredible Life of Ms. Pat

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 8 2017 5:48 PM

Patricia Williams Isn’t Joking

The comedian known as Ms. Pat started doing standup 15 years ago. Her caseworker got her into it.

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Listen to Episode 824 of Slate’s The Gist:


Standup comic Ms. Pat is used to getting follow-up questions about her jokes. Did your mom really shoot a gun in the house? Did you really get pregnant when you were 13? Did you really have fleas? It’s all true, and now it’s even been fact-checked. Patricia Williams tells Mike about what it was like to write her book, Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.