FOX has given a put-pilot commitment to the Ms. Pat TV show comedy, starring comedienne Ms. Pat (Patricia Williams), who will co-executive produce. Deadline reports Empire’s Lee Daniels and Brian Grazer are executive producing, with writer Alyson Fouse, Pam Williams, and Effie Brown.
Ms. Pat hails from Imagine TV, Lee Daniels Entertainment, and 20th Century. It is based on the comic’s stand-up as well as her forthcoming memoir, which Deadline says, “…tells the story of a most unlikely suburban mom. Her hustle and entrepreneurial spirit were forged on the mean streets of Atlanta, but she now finds herself in conservative middle America alongside her loving husband and two distinct sets of kids raised under very different circumstances.”
Here is more on Ms. Pat, from her website.
Let’s start with Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. Her Grandfather ran a “bootleg” house where as a kid Pat learned how to roll the drunks for food money. She had her first child at 14 and her second child at 15, “I knew I wasn’t going to college so I figured why not get an early start on my family”. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. “I figured there were two things I could do in my neighborhood to earn money, either sell drugs or sell p*@#$y”. At 16 she purchased her first Cadillac. During her teens she was shot twice and arrested numerous times. At 19 years of age she met a man, and with his help and encouragement decided to get out of the “life”. “I was so tired, I thought for sure I was going to end up dead. He was 21 and a military vet and he showed me a way out”.
At 19 with two toddlers and a new husband she is handed 4 more young children from her sister who was struggling with drug addiction. The next 10 years of her life are spent raising those 6 children. Part of that process included visits to the welfare office for food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance for her sister’s children. It was during these visits that Ms. Pat was first told she had a talent for telling funny stories. In 2003 with her case-worker’s encouragement she decided to go on stage and appeared at the Open-Mic-Night at “The Pub” in Atlanta. From the moment she stepped on stage she knew she had found her place. She began pouring punch lines across stages at the rate other moms pour milk at the counter.
With a comedy career now spilling over 9 years this powerful woman brings an honest, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her shows. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, and Nickelodeon‘s “Mom’s Night Out”. She has an upcoming appearance on BET’s “Comicview” this fall. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, and appears on Katt Williams DVD “Kattpacalypse”.
She has become a Podcast celebrity with appearances on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer.
In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” [was on] the 2015 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.
Ms. Pat currently resides with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.
Watch Ms. Pat, Live at Gotham. [NSFW language.]
Don’t miss, “This Is Not Happening — Ms. Pat Meets Jimmy Carter (Uncensored)” [NSFW language.]
Here is a long-form interview, “Ms. Pat, From the Ghetto to the Stage.” [NSFW language.]
What do you think? Are you a fan of Ms. Pat’s stand-up comedy? If FOX orders the Ms. Pat TV series, will you check it out? Tell us.