The special, which is still to be titled, will be shot at the Atlanta Comedy Theater on Sept. 25. While this is Ms. Pat’s first hourlong special, she previously appeared in the second season of the streamer’s “The Degenerates” stand-up series, delivering a half-hour set.
Ms. Pat’s unique voice comes from always being honest and personal to her own life, rather than reaching for a hot topic or headline of the moment. That’s why she says you shouldn’t expect COVID jokes in her new special. But you also shouldn’t expect to hear about the same people or pockets of her life she included in “The Degenerates”; her 2017 memoir, “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat”; or her BET Plus sitcom, “The Ms. Pat Show.”
Her sitcom, which she co-created and executive produces, has been five years in the making, rotating through three networks and three writers, but her hourlong stand-up special comes after almost two decades of working as a comic. Shooting the special in Atlanta is a full-circle moment of sorts, as that is where she first began her career as a comedian. Since then, she appeared on “Last Comic Standing” and podcasts including “The Bertcast With Bert Kreischer” and “WTF With Marc Maron.” She released a comedy album titled “Rabbit” and hosted her own podcast, “The Patdown.” She has also been consistently touring as a comedian, including throughout the last year, even amid the pandemic.
Ms. Pat’s special will be produced by Page Hurwitz and Wanda Sykes for Push It Productions and Reg Tigerman. Robert Townsend will direct.