“In this hilarious and educational comedy show, Patrick Holbert tells stories and jokes about his past addiction and current sobriety. “Punch Line Drunk” outlines his transformative journey from abusing substances to amusing audiences. It’s an informational “TED Talk of Shame” spanning his college years as an overachiever under the influence, his debaucherous career as a TV producer, and how it all came crashing down.
With 10 years clean, Patrick performs standup nightly in New York City’s best comedy clubs and seediest bars. He has proclaimed himself “The Jason Bourne of safely navigating booze-soaked environments.” During this presentation, students will be asked to consider their own relationships with alcohol and other drugs while also learning pragmatic ways to live a fun and productive life without getting wasted.”