Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a half hour comedy starring standup comedian Ms. Pat (Patricia Williams).  Lee Daniels will executive produce this comedy alongside Williams, Effie Brown and Brian Grazer.

The series will revolve around Ms. Pat’s stand-up comedy and upcoming memoir, which 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.

In addition to Williams, Daniels, Brown, and Grazer, Francie Calfo will also serve as executive producers.

Ms. Pat is well known for her real-life redemption story that she often shares through her comedy.  Growing up, she was baptized over 50 times, as her mom was running a scam on churches that send new members home with food and money.  She has been shot twice (once in the nipple, the other in the back of the head), and was hit by a dump truck once.  In addition to this, she gave birth to two kids by age 15 (by a married man seven years her senior), and did a year in jail for drug trafficking.  Ms. Pat began turning her misery into comedy when her welfare case worker mentioned that she ought to be a comedian.  Since then, she has opened live shows for Kat Williams and appeared on shows such as This is Not Happening and Last Comic Standing.

Check out the video below to see Ms. Pat in action.



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