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What's it like to be a stand-up comic?

Did you hear that the number one fear of most human beings, in most cultures, is public speaking? Not death, chronic pain or falling from high places. It's getting up before an audience and talking.

Now imagine if that audience had been drinking, had paid admission to see you and you are obligated to make them laugh. A nightmare for some, but there are many brave souls who volunteer to get up there every night, sometimes for free!

Jerry Seinfeld started out that way and so did Danielle Williams who, now at the beginning of her career, is answering the question, "What's it like to be a stand up comic?"

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He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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