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The Drunkalogues

Dec 6, 2022

Patrick McCartney came of age in the Chicago improv scene in the early nineties where he worked with the likes of Del Close and toured with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in the Second City Touring Company. But it wasn’t long before his early exploration of drugs and alcohol blossomed into a full blown heroin problem and rules like “I’ll never use before going on stage” became “I’ll never go on stage if I’m not using.” Heroin use eventually gave way to crack addiction, and he found himself alone and suicidal in a heatless cabin in Wyoming. But he got clean and found his way into recovery and is now finding a kind of spiritual practice teaching and performing improv