A sober comedian discusses substance abuse,
addiction, and his recovery.
Saint Joseph’s University cannot give enough praise for Punch Line Drunk. Patrick does a great job balancing humor and personal narrative. His college experience sounds a lot like many students, high achieving in the classroom and co-curricular activities, but also engaging in high risk substance use. This made the space provided throughout the show for the audience to reflect on their own relationship with substance use all the more impactful. Punch Line Drunk was an effective, entertaining and unique addition to our prevention education curriculum. Attendees reported a high level of satisfaction and learning after the event. We will continue to explore opportunities to integrate Punch Line Drunk in future prevention efforts.
Office of Student Outreach and Support
Saint Joseph’s University
The program was amazing and a big hit! I was very pleased with everything Patrick brought to the table. I have personally attended many Alcohol Awareness programs, but Patrick’s balance of humor, pop culture references, lived experiences, the DSM V (smile), and his genuineness regarding student welfare, all combined to make this the best program of this kind I have experienced.
- Patrick really understands the pressures we face as college students to drink, do drugs, and party. He went through it, and isn’t condescending toward us.
- He was really funny in a number of ways, from deadpan humor to dad jokes to self-deprecation.
- Patrick was really funny, but he was personable, and cared about getting his message across to us.
Interim Student Life Specialist
Grays Harbor College