Patrice got his first real taste of stand-up at a place called Estelle's
in Boston. He was heckling a comic, and the comic suggested maybe
Patrice thought he could do better. Patrice did and the following
week he went on stage at Estelle's and brought down the house. From
there he went on to work at the Comedy Connection, then moved to
working at most of the clubs in and around Boston, New England,
and New York. Now, years later, Patrice has a wide range of comic
In one bit, Patrice, at 6'5'' and 300+ lbs., makes the audience
hear and almost see the story of the eastern European gymnast quietly
speaking of her difficult upbringing and training.
The Boston Globe said, "It is a hilarious piece made all the
more so by the contradiction between Oneal's very visible presence
and that of the young white girl he is playing."
Asked to whom he aspires, Patrice mentions only two names: George
Carlin and Richard Pryor.
Carlin for his distinct point of view and universal appeal; Pryor
for his honesty, vulnerability and Personal revelation. Patrice
has appeared on "The Late Show with
Conan O'Brien" three times and was a regular on the very popular,
Comedy Central's “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”. He
has also performed stand-up at both the prestigious Montreal Just
For Laughs and the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Additionally
Patrice has Guest Starred on numerous Television Shows including
FOX’s critically acclaimed “Arrested Development”
and NBC’s “The Office”. He was also a series regular
on FOX’s drama, “The Jury”.