#8 Ms. Pat - Surviving Two Gun Shots, Finding Your Voice on Stage, Storytelling Advice

Sep 14, 2015, 11:51 AM

Hear Ms. Pat like never before with hilariously candid stories of getting attacked on stage by Nerf balls, shot twice as a teen mom and the similarities between selling crack and telling jokes. She opens up about being a maternal influence in her neighborhood, how to forgive and not hate, early stories of bombing on stage, and how being raised to fear white people has blessed her with a primarily white fan base and her unique storytelling technique that makes her one of the most beloved comedians working today.

Must Hear Talking Points:

  • Getting booed on stage

  • Similarities between dealing drugs and telling jokes

  • Being a teen mom in the hood of Atlanta

  • Getting shot in the "titty" and head

  • Being the matriarch of an entire city

  • Working with Gucci Mane's lawyer

  • Being a gangster in show business

  • Storytelling tips for comics

  • How to write universal material

  • Finding your voice on stage

Quotable Quotes:

  • "If they don't like you, they throw Nerf balls at you."

  • "Hit me with another ball bitch. I'll choke your ass out!"

  • "I don't suck dick. I have vertigo."

  • "We all the same, I can talk to Obama and my crackhead sister the same way."

  • "The hood is like the desert. Nothing grows."

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