Ms Pat Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy? brings in brings one of the most talented comedians of the era- Patricia Williams aka Ms. Pat. Her TV show The Ms. Pat Show based on the true story of her life was dropped many times by several streaming services until it was picked up by BET+ and aired in 2021, which gave her the fame she deserves. Her Netflix stand-up special is another addition to her list to impress people with dark humour and, show how life is an unpredictable mess.
Ms Pat’s first-ever Netflix special is directed by acclaimed actor-filmmaker Robert Townsend and, produced by award-winning producers Page Hurwitz and Wanda Sykes for Push It Productions and Reg Tigerman. The show has a runtime of 54 minutes and, stars the comedian herself.
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Ms Pat Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?: A Dark Ride
This Netflix comedy special is not for the light-hearted and it surely will not gel well with you if you don’t know where comedian Patricia Williams comes from. For the ones who aren’t aware, our title character is a shining example of resilience, survival and courage. Patricia had a traumatic life growing up, from giving being sexually abused to giving birth to two children at the age of 14 and 15, respectively to selling crack and supporting herself and her children, the woman has been through hell and emerged as a hero.
There is a segment in the show where we are told that Patricia’s nephew Raymon wrote about Ms. Pat being a hero for his Black History Month essay in school and we couldn’t agree more. The stand-up comedian took her first gig in 2002 after being encouraged by her caseworker and there has been no looking back.
Pat takes all of her life’s struggles, problems and obstacles to present us with a dark comedy set. The humour is fluid in the show and Ms. Pat sure knows how to have the audience’s attention but it is the stories of her past that are recounted in this set that impress us with the hilarious nature in which they are presented and how our speaker had survived some real gloomy days.
Ms. Pat takes us through her parenting days to how she was parent-ed back in her days. She calls out on pretentious dog lovers and reflects on the unfortunate lip trends that are taking over the world. She takes us through her experience as a black kid and, her kids’ experience starting from five days in a juvenile detention centre to being baptized over a hundred times at local churches, Ms. Pat makes us laugh hard.
However, it would be safe to say that this act isn’t for everyone. If you are somebody who can see the redemptive arc dark humour creates in people’s lives who have been through a lot more than what one can imagine, this is definitely your cup of tea. But, for people who prefer to stick to knock-knock jokes instead of smiling at the beauty of how adversities and painful occurrences can shape a person and, laughing at it helps them recover, this show would be a strong pass.
Ms Pat Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?: Final Verdict
As the title goes, Ms. Pat takes us through some really crazy anecdotes from her life. There are several unscripted moments during the filming of this set that made it to Netflix’s final cut that gives it just the candidness it needs. If you are a fan of dark comedy, you surely oughta check this one out.
You can stream Ms Pat Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy? now on Netflix.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.