It’s not uncommon for comedians to tap into their personal lives for material. However, not all of them manage to nail it the way Patricia ‘Ms Pat’ Williams did. Her popular series The Ms. Pat Show begins streaming its second season on BET+ on August 11, and it has secured an early season three confirmation. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s loosely based on her life and according to Tami Roman, who plays Pat’s sister, Denise, Williams often fashions scenarios based on her real life, but with endings, she wishes she could have had in real life.
Speaking of Tami Roman, we ran into the actress and reality star in New Orleans during the Essence Fest. There was a lot going on but we managed to snag Roman for a quick chat about what viewers can expect for season two.
BET.com: Season two of The Ms. Pat Show is coming up, so what type of ride are we in for?
Pat’s gonna kill me because Denise got kicked out of the house at the end of season one but for people who don’t know, I’m back for season two. Season two is about healing, I think that’s the overall theme of our season. A lot of people don’t know that the Ms. Pat show is based on real things that happened in her life. She had a very tumultuous relationship with her real mom and her real sister, which is the character that I play is a real drug addict, so they didn’t really have a lot of positive interaction. Pat uses the show, sometimes, to put the story out there, but gives it the ending she wished it would have had versus what actually happened. We’re excited about it because her and Jordan Cooper, who’s our executive producer, really figure out a way to put stuff out there that are messages, but people can still laugh at and find the humor in it.
I know you can’t say much but can you reveal a specific theme of one of season two’s episodes?
We’ve got a hair episode, which talks about the plight of Black hair and what we go through, so it’s some good stuff.
Ms. Pat’s episodes often go in ways you wouldn’t even expect, like the Tommy Davidson episode from season one.
Exactly. Nigga Poppins, that’s one of my favorite episodes. I love doing the show. Pat is super talented, the whole cast is talented, and I get to be funny too. People aren’t familiar with me in that way.
Bonnet Chronicles is funny but you’re not acting, so I get it.
Thank you. I feel like that’s the voice for every person who feels like they might want to say something but can’t say it, so I give that thought, that voice.
And finally, you’ve got Caught in the Act. How did you get involved and how is that show different from Cheaters?
Caught in the Act is very special to me because when they were developing it and approached me about doing it, it resonated immediately because with my ex-husband, Kenny Anderson, there was a lot of infidelity in the relationship, but I couldn’t find the proof, and it was like, “I know this is going on but…” And so the way that we handled Caught in the Act is that we give people the opportunity to get the proof that they need, to have a conversation with the other woman. It’s like Cheaters 2.0. It’s like Cheaters, because there’s the argument and boom! But we wanted to give people more information. We’re teaching people terminology, red flag signs, and how can you know you’re in a toxic relationship. We’re giving the suspicious lover the opportunity to sit down with the other person and have a real conversation so those are some of the differences.