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Patton make jokes about everything from his recent broken foot, to how COVID made him "crazier than a barn full of pubes". ("Which to be fair, is a pretty crazy thing to do", Patton yelled, explaining  that familiar feeling that everyone experienced while staying inside over the last couple of years.
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But as he turned his attention to the crowd, he was faced with a few interesting people. He asked one man what his job was, to which the man replied insurance lawyer, so Patton immediately told him he was "comedy death", and moved on to bantering with another audience member.

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The second audience member said he worked at a pharmaceutical company down by Muskegon named Charles River, which many locals may know as one of the laboratories that helped with one of the COVID vaccines. The guy specifically told Patton that he was in charge of helping the test animals be rehomed/adopted, and that's when things went off the rails.

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Patton first commended him for at least having that job, even though he wasn't a fan of the idea of testing on animals. He later went on to point out that the mans department "probably hadn't been around very long", to which the man replied "about a decade or so, I think" and the audience roared. Patton had a great time during his visit to 20 Monroe and Grand Rapids, and posted photos of himself enjoying his backstage treats on Instagram.

 

 

 

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He also tweeted that the show West Michigan got was likely better than his upcoming special, because he'd finally gotten the timing down perfectly.

If you missed him you missed out, but you can keep an eye out for his special, and make sure you don't miss him next time he returns to Michigan.

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