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  • - I just have a bit about watching Basketball Wives

  • and loving it, and my black guy friend says,

  • "Doesn't that make, doesn't that show

  • "make black women look terrible?"

  • And I'm like,

  • "Nah, it makes those black women look terrible.

  • "I look fantastic up on the couch drinking my drink.

  • "I ain't throwing it at anybody."

  • My homie was like, "Okay, okay, all right.

  • "It makes black women look terrible, you cool with it.

  • "But doesn't it bother you these women are on TV

  • "because they use their bodies to get money from athletes?

  • "Doesn't that bother you?"

  • Why would that bother me?

  • Men get so mad at women for getting by on their looks

  • like it's not men letting women get by on their looks.

  • It's not me doing it.

  • I've never given a pretty bitch anything.

  • Not homework help, not a pencil case, not a cake recipe.

  • Evelyn's on TV 'cause you like titties.

  • It has nothing to do with me.

  • So many rappers, athletes, all this,

  • they get so mad at gold diggers.

  • They're so punitive on black women who want to come up,

  • but they use their money to get women.

  • It's such a bogus thing.

  • It's a patriarchy you set up that is making you unhappy.

  • And I think it's really shitty that we're projecting

  • all these things of the responsibility

  • of black presentation to people.

  • Women who are on TV, on a reality show,

  • have to be reflective of positive black women,

  • and what's to say that their version

  • of blackness isn't good?

  • And the idea that something shouldn't be on TV

  • 'cause it makes the rest of us look bad

  • is punishing us for white people's shitty understandings

  • or views of us.

  • So now we have to perform blackness in a way

  • that's responsible, so white people could respect us?

  • They're not gonna respect us anyway.

  • Put more kinds of black people on TV,

  • so that we don't sort of have any

  • monolithic poor or good stereotypes,

  • that you represent the variances.

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  • - Well, the politics of comedy as a black woman?

  • Ha!

  • Where can I start?

  • It's a hard, long sluck.

  • - You know, 'cause people always think I'm nice and shit

  • 'cause I wear bright colors and I have dimples,

  • but I'm a raging bitch on the inside, you have no idea,

  • 'cause I've been nice for 30 years and I'm tired.

  • I used to be a skinny white bitch from Maryland.

  • I just, I'm so tired.

  • For me, as a black woman,

  • I wanna hear the black female perspective too.

  • I think we have a lot of examples of black men,

  • from Dave Chappelle to Chris Rock, who have their opinions

  • and people sort of respect their opinion as,

  • "This is the black experience",

  • and there's really no black women

  • who are really able to have that kind of platform.

  • I mean, I think it's changing a little bit

  • and hopefully I'll be one of the people

  • that can help change that.

  • - Oh, they don't think women is funny.

  • And a lot of times,

  • women get caught up with sleeping with people.

  • Nobody wanted me, I wanted to fight all the time

  • and I demanded respect.

  • I think that's why I put Ms in the front of my name.

  • Ms Pat is my stage name.

  • They say we're not funny.

  • "All women talk about the same thing", that's not true.

  • You know how many white boys out here do cat jokes?

  • I hate cat jokes.

  • - As a woman in this business,

  • it's hard enough to get bookings

  • in the headlining spots anyway,

  • and as a black woman, that counts against you even more.

  • It's the same in Hollywood.

  • It's the same in every industry though, that's the thing.

  • It's not just comedy.

  • I used to be an engineer.

  • I worked as an engineer

  • and I came up against the same problems

  • being a female engineer in a male dominated industry,

  • and a black female engineer at that.

  • - When it comes to being a black woman in comedy,

  • I have to compete with black men to get their respect.

  • They push the limits, they talk a lot of shit,

  • they wanna see if you can handle it.

  • The worst thing you can do being a woman in comedy

  • is to have a mental breakdown or cry.

  • If you get upset or take anything personally,

  • they're like, "Oh you can't handle this,

  • "Why are you doing this?"

  • So it is a lot of verbal abuse, but you just have to know

  • how to dish it back, and most of the time, when it comes,

  • it can come from a jealous place

  • or it can come from a place of being like,

  • "I wanna see what you're made of, I wanna test you."

  • - All fucking day and night, you get text text text.

  • You know why, ladies?

  • A man wanna communicate with you,

  • but they don't wanna fucking talk to you.

  • (audience laughs)

  • If a man can get you out your house, across town

  • and in his bed and never hear your fucking voice,

  • that is a fucking Christmas present every day

  • for fucking men.

  • See?

  • Look at these motherfuckers.

  • - Men don't like when women talk,

  • so trying to navigate a world where men want you to shut up

  • and girls learn that girls should shut up,

  • so you've gotta find a way to make people

  • who don't like the tone of your voice

  • or your pitch to listen.

  • If you talk about girl shit, it's not funny.

  • Men talk about their dicks all the time,

  • but if you talk about your pussy or your period

  • or dating or feeling insecure about your body,

  • now it's a girly bit,

  • when insecurity is a universal experience.

  • - Yes, that's a lot of moving.

  • I'm on my period, so.

  • (audience laughs)

  • I can't be shaking it up and down.

  • I got a fat pad.

  • You know, they got fat pads now for fat bitches.

  • This is what happens, they want it to be a war

  • between skinny bitches and fat bitches over pads.

  • The fat pad is so different than the skinny pad

  • 'cause the skinny pad for the skinny bitches has integrity.

  • (audience laughs)

  • It's in a little purple box

  • and it's got Always written in calligraphy.

  • In the commercial, the bitch is like, "Always".

  • And you're like, "What, bitch?

  • "You got what?"

  • "Always.

  • "Shh, I'm bleeding."

  • (audience laughs)

  • And then the fat pad is called Forever, and...

  • (audience laughs)

  • It's in a big black box with chains.

  • (audience laughs)

  • And there's three dudes in the commercial beatboxing,

  • "P-p-pads!"

  • And the fat bitch comes out through the smoke,

  • "Hey, I'm on my period, ah!

  • "I'm bleeding to death!"

  • - And then you add blackness on top of it.

  • You have people, black people even have told me this,

  • "Don't talk about race too much.

  • "You don't wanna alienate the audience."

  • And it's like, well that's, I guess, 95% of my experience,

  • race, so you're asking me to not be an authentic human,

  • so as to please.

  • So you're basically asking me to do white dude comedy

  • and I'm not a white dude, so it's not gonna work.

  • It took a while, but I got to the point

  • where I'm gonna talk about race because I feel like it.

  • I was talking to this white guy,

  • and there's this thing that happens with white guys

  • where they don't know black women are people,

  • so they say the weirdest things to you.

  • Like this dude, he was like, "Hey, I'm hot, you're hot.

  • "Let's make beautiful interracial babies together."

  • I know.

  • I looked at him and I was like, "Nah."

  • Not 'cause I'm against interracial dating,

  • please, have a marble swirl cake party.

  • That's good for you.

  • But he said beautiful interracial babies, and I'm shallow,

  • and I'm petty, so why would I purposely get with you

  • to make a person hotter than me?

  • Why would I do that?

  • That's ridiculous.

  • 'Cause home's supposed to be a sanctuary,

  • so how is Mommy supposed to love herself

  • when there's some Lisa Bonet, Halle Berry looking ass kid

  • sitting on my couch, watching SpongeBob

  • with her pretty green eyes.

  • No!

  • Fuck out of here.

  • - I'm sure a lot of female comics have crazy stories

  • of comics hitting on them.

  • I remember one time I was on the road.

  • I bombed, I bombed really badly that night,

  • and the headliner, he called me.

  • He was just like, "How are you doing?"

  • And I was just like, "Ah, I'm feeling down."

  • And he was just like,

  • "Oh, why don't you come over to my room?"

  • Now in hindsight, I'm listening to that, I'm just like,

  • "Well this sounds like some bullshit or a setup",

  • but I had just bombed.

  • I bombed for 20 minutes straight, I'm feeling down.

  • This guy seemed nice enough and he's just like,

  • "Oh, come through."

  • I didn't wanna sit there by myself,

  • so I was like, "All right."

  • So I came in and dude answered the door naked.

  • I mean, so it's like, shit like that happens

  • and you're just like, "What the fuck is going on here?"

  • So at that point, I'm just like,

  • "Well I guess I'm gonna have to be sad by myself in my room

  • "'cause he's clearly letting me know

  • "that he's offered me dick.

  • "I don't think he just accidentally got out the shower

  • "and didn't have a chance to put clothes on."

  • - A lot of times, you hear black male comics

  • talk about black women, 'cause that's the first thing

  • that they can touch, and it's, sometimes it's disparaging.

  • It's always the, "And you know, my girlfriend, and she,"

  • and it's like, not every,

  • all you motherfuckers is dating the same hood ass bitch?

  • And then half the time, you see them and it's like,

  • you're not, you're giving this experience of a black woman

  • but you're not even with a black woman,

  • so that can be frustrating.

  • Comedy is important.

  • People take that shit seriously,

  • and if that's the way you're presenting black women,

  • that's why we're having a lot of problems we have,

  • and I could say that for black women as well,

  • how they represent black men.

  • It's not every time you talk about black people,

  • we broke, we poor, we ignorant,

  • we don't know what's going on.

  • You can go further than that for a joke.

  • - I tweeted a joke.

  • The Mayweather McGregor fight was happening,

  • and the joke was,

  • "Being a black woman is hating a shitty black dude

  • "but still having to root for him

  • "because the white dudes who hate him

  • "are a little too 'heritage, not hate'."

  • I had all of these people calling me a racist,

  • sending me pictures of Trump,

  • sending me pictures of Mayweather and Trump.

  • Pictures of Trump in your phone feel like terrorism.

  • All I wanted to do was talk about the complicated identity

  • of being a black woman loyal to black men who also harm you,

  • and when that loyalty sort of supersedes any frustrations

  • you might have with a black man,

  • because the affront from whiteness is great.

  • And that's all I wanted to explore,

  • the complications of black female identity.

  • - When it comes to the comedy world,

  • when they view a black woman,

  • it seems it's like