Patrick DeGuire started his career in stand-up after losing a significant amount of his vision because of an eye disease called optic neuritis. Being diagnosed, Patrick discovered laughter as a means of self-therapy. His brand of comedy is both original as well as insightful. It is all about living in a world with considerable disability and combating the challenges that come along with this situation. Pat’s comedy is infused with reality, wherein he talks about his marriage, the difficulties of being a stay-at-home father and raising young children. He also raises social and ethnic issues, which are close to him as he is a Mexican, whose mother is a French Canadian. Patrick has toured with George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Tommy Davidson.
Patrick has been heard on the national syndicated radio show ‘The Bob and Tom Show’. Patrick has toured/ performed with such comedians as Dave Attell, David Alan Grier, George Lopez and Paul Rodriguez. Besides headlining at the top comedy clubs in the United States, Patrick has also performed for the U.S. troops overseas in Bahrain, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), Djibouti, Dubai, Guam, Honduras, Iraq, Japan and Korea. One of the first shows I ever promoted in San Diego was a show that I did with Paul Rodriguez at Camp Pendleton. My father is retired Navy, and I just have so much respect for the military. When you do a comedy club, people want to laugh, but when you go to base whether it be stateside or overseas, they need to laugh. A lot of times, I go to bases that don’t often get entertainment and it makes you so appreciative for what they’re doing. as seen on Comedy Central and LOCO Comedy Jam Patrick’s material includes the advantages and disadvantages of living in a world with limited vision and the challenges that arise from it.
Some say that blindness is nothing to joke about, but for comedian Patrick DeGuire, it’s all about turning a negative into a positive. The San Diego native started performing stand-up after losing a significant amount of his vision due to a disease called optic neuritis and discovering laughter to be therapeutic. “The one thing I’m really adamant about is not being looked at as a blind comic. I don’t let my vision define me,” DeGuire said. “It’s just an aspect of my life. I don’t let it define who I am.” Patrick’s material includes the advantages and disadvantages of living in a world with limited vision and the challenges that arise from it. Patrick discusses the obstacles of relationships/marriage and raising four children. Patrick addresses an assortment of other topics that are insightful and hilarious.