Ms. Pat (born Patricia Williams; April 2, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and host of the podcast The Patdown with Ms. Pat.
Early life and education
Ms. Pat has four biological children and numerous adopted children. She had her first child at 14 and her second at 15. The father of her two children is 10 years older than her and they began their relationship when she was 12 years old. Her elder two children were conceived later in life with her husband. She is open about having two abortions in her teenage years.
She is a survivor of child sexual abuse at the hand of her mother's boyfriend and the father of her two children.
When she was 16, she sold crack cocaine in Atlanta while supporting herself and her two children using the street name "Rabbit."
Ms. Pat started doing comedy after being encouraged by her caseworker. She did her first stand-up in 2002 in Atlanta. In 2006, her career as a comic elevated to the next stage after moving to Indianapolis with her husband, where she improved her comedic skills at Morty's, a well-known comic store.
In 2015, she participated in the 9th season of NBC's Last Comic Standing.
She is the author of Rabbit – The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, a comical autobiography of her turbulent upbringing. The book was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in 2018.