Smart bets: Sean Patton

New Orleans-raised, New York-based comedian Sean Patton considers himself a pacifist, but he still enjoys watching fights that involve an upper-middle-class white dude from the suburbs. “Years of going to brunch with his parents and getting an allowance … made that dude hard as sh*t,” Patton says during a show, imagining and impersonating the unfavorable breed. “You don’t know what it’s like in the hood he grew up in — ’cause you can’t get into that hood. It’s a gated subdivision. You don’t know the code.” Patton has shared gems of wisdom like this (check out his primer on parents versus “kid owners”) on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” multiple Comedy Central shows and ample club and festival stages. Next he stops at The Odditorium Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. $10/$12. Photo by Seth Olenick

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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