Patrick Combs tells the amazing-but-true story of how he deposited a $95,093.35 junk-mail check marked ‘non-negotiable’ – hoping to spread a little banking cheer to tellers - and how it erupted into a staggering and funny David vs Goliath-like adventure that still continues today if you count his internationally touring, award winning, off-Broadway one-man show about the incident.
What happens after the bank cashes the ridiculous check? To name only a few things: angry banking officers threatening “jail time” and “death”; the nation’s leading authority on banking coming out of retirement; astonishing legal twists; and worldwide media coverage (including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America and calls from Letterman & Leno).
The show sold out in New York during its off-Broadway run at the Lambs Theatre in the heart of Times Square. It also sold out at HBO’s 2004 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival held in Aspen; sold out its six show run and garnered “Critic’s Choice” at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston; sold out its 10 show run in Winnipeg where it created 3 hour ticket lines, hundreds were turned away and it garnered the “Best of Fest” award; sold out the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles; won “Best of Fest” at the San Francisco Fringe where it also sold out and was awarded “Best Solo Comedy”; sold out in Auckland where it was an official selection of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival; sold out in Montreal and won the Just For Laughs prize for Best Comedy.
Patrick Combs is a former TV personality for Paramount's hit shows, Real TV and Hard Copy where he was the star of humorous hidden camera segments. He also has appeared on many national shows including Good Morning America and The Late Show. As a solo performer, he has toured continuously for nineteen years, entertaining audiences as large as two thousand people, and in theaters such as the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood, the Herald Theatre at the Aoeta Centre in Auckland, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, Exit Theatre in San Francisco, the American Theatre in Charleston, and the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. His writings, posted on the internet, have been read by millions.