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'Angry' comic living out dream

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published May 20, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

In the quiet radio sound booth during a commercial break, “Angry” Patrick Beam is pleased with the Michael Jackson joke he’d just told on-air — “He did a ‘Reverse Pinocchio.’ He started out as a real boy but wanted to be a puppet," Melissa Tucker writes in Tuesday's Style section.

The 43-year-old comedian has always wanted to be in radio, and since signing a contract with Clear Channel in January, he’s living out a dream on two fronts.

“I would say from a young age, I chased laughs like some people chase drugs. That laugh is my high. I call it chasing the dragon. You get that laugh one time, and you spend the rest of your time chasing it,” he says.

Read about Beam and other Arkansas dragon-tamers who balance comedy with day jobs and families.

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