Chicago comedy is going to have a quiet week. One of our stand-up friends, Pat Brice, not even 30 years old, passed away over the weekend while attending a friend's wedding out of town. We don't know any details yet but we're all very very saddened and in shock. We're sharing the news over on the Bastion.
I didn't know Pat well, having only said hello to him at parties and shows several times, but the outpouring of grief from all of his friends is heartbreaking.
Just another painful reminder that we don't know how much time we have on this earth to pursue our dreams and show love to the people we care about.
Don't screw around. Don't waste time. Don't let the fears and insecurities we all suffer from keep you from going after the things you want to do in life.
Chicago comedy loves you and misses you, Pat.