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Ms. Pat details journey from rough upbringing to comedy success in autobiography, new album

Comedian Ms. Pat will perform at the Spokane Comedy Club on Thursday and April 27. (Mindy Tucker)
Comedian Ms. Pat will perform at the Spokane Comedy Club on Thursday and April 27. (Mindy Tucker)

If you’re anything like comedian Ms. Pat (aka Patricia Williams), when life hands you lemons, in the form of a rough upbringing, teenage motherhood, drug dealing, numerous arrests and being shot twice, you make lemonade by going to an open mic and sharing your story.

In the 15 years since she first stepped onstage, Ms. Pat has appeared on TV shows like “Standup in Stilettos,” “Mom’s Night Out,” Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and “Last Comic Standing.”

She’s also a podcast regular, having appeared on “WTF With Marc Maron,” “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “The Champs with Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher” and many more.

In August of last year, Ms. Pat released “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat,” an in-depth though still humorous look at how she navigated a tough path to find success as a comedian, and she released an album, also called “Rabbit,” in November.

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