Comedian Ms. Pat has lived a life before comedy. The mother, comedian, actress, and now author hopes that people will be inspired by her story. On August 22nd, Ms. Pat (Patricia Williams) will be headed to bookshelves with her new book entitled Rabbit. To further introduce her story to audiences, Ms. Pat talked with The Washington Post, watch her feature below.
Williams’s career is anything but a secret. She has done NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, and her new memoir, “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat,” is drawing notice for its unforgiving and darkly hilarious portrait of her rise from the grimmest of circumstances. At the same time, Williams is working withdirector Lee Daniels on a sitcom about her life for Fox, which she’ll star in. Daniels, who directed “Precious,” “The Butler” and co-created “Empire,” calls Williams “the black Roseanne.” For Williams, 25 years removed from Fulton County Jail, comedy isn’t just therapy. It’s been her salvation.