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.

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Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

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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.