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The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ms. Pat. On the cusp of her and her husband becoming empty nesters, she recently welcomed her niece into her home — and her niece's four kids. "She had a little downfall," notes Ms. Pat, "but she's trying to get it back together." While family has always inspired her comedy, she didn't see this as such an opportunity, at least in the beginning. "It was a family issue first," she says. "I didn't think I was going to find anything funny about this shit." Ms. Pat's immediate family is still a source of material, though. "I caught my 16-year-old son smoking weed," she says. "That was so shocking, because I never had a drug problem with my kids." She knew how to handle it, though. "I made him sleep in the bed with me and my husband. I can't whoop him — he's too big — but I called the police on him, and I have nice little story about that." 18+; 21+ later shows.