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Patty Ross makes her return to The Cabot with a new one-woman show, “How Did This Happen to Me?” delivering thoughtful, honest (and sometimes biting) takes on family, friends and the quirky turns of life. Perceptive, knowing, and all-too-familiar, her observations of life as a woman of a certain age are both hilarious and deeply moving.
Ross last performed at The Cabot in March 2015. Since then, she’s continued as one of Boston’s top stand-up comedians and acted in several major motion pictures, winning a SAG Award for being part of the ensemble for the Oscar-winning film Spotlight, and been honored as “Comedian of the Year” at the Boston Comedy Festival. She appeared in the 2017 film Stronger, and is featured in an Adam Sandler film (unnamed at press time) to be released in 2018.
While parts of her show will bring the house down with laughter, her exploration of the lives of women is also observant, poignant, and engaging.
“Patty Ross is, for me,everything a top-flight comic should be,” said TV legend Dick Cavett. “Funny,of course, but Patty is sharply intelligent, physically funny, obviously ashrewd creator of material and, onstage, an artist. Her performing skills rangefrom hilarious to warmly touching. I laughed until I hurt the first time I sawher in person. They say you can’t have it all. Patty Ross does.”
Often called “A female Jackie Gleason,” her unique persona and larger-than-life stage presence have made her one of the most sought-after performers in comedy. In recent years she’s been featured in HBO’s Clear History with Larry David, Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups 2, and the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy comedy The Heat. As a stand-up, she’s appeared at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, The Nantucket Comedy Festival, The Plymouth Comedy Festival and others.
Dennis Klein, creator of The Larry Sanders Show and writer of a Rodney Dangerfield biopic, is also a fan. “Patty Ross is a revelation,” Klein says. “She is prolific, priceless, delicious, funny a shell . . . everyone feels they already know her. No one is funnier.”