J.P. Patches Parodies Comedian Flip Wilson

Before the invention of the internet, before “memes” and the latest trends going “viral”, the equivalent would be people repeating popular comedians’ jokes and catchphrases. While the J.P. Patches Show was notorious for being unscripted and relying on their amazing improvisational skills, Chris was not above referencing popular culture on the show. In a scripted…

The 60th Anniversary of the J.P. Patches Show

On Monday, Feb. 10th, 1958 at 10 o’clock, The J.P. Patches Show went on the air on KIRO-TV as the station’s first live broadcast. It ran for 23 years; twice a day for 13 years (plus Saturdays), 8 years mornings only, 2 years Saturday morning only. When it left the air in 1981, it was…

58th Anniversary of the First J.P. Patches Show

On Monday, February 10th, 1958 at 10 o’clock in the morning, The J.P. Patches Show went on the air on KIRO-TV as their first live broadcast. Today marks the 58th anniversary of that first show which continued to run for 23 years and at one time had an viewership of over 100,000. When it left…

J.P. Rocks!

Most Patches Pals would agree that J.P. rocks, but I’ll bet most of you don’t know about The Clown’s connections to Rock ‘N Roll and how he had a strong influence on local musicians. Let’s go back to the beginning, where, in his early radio days in Minneapolis, Chris Wedes got to interview a young,…

The J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson Holiday Special

On Christmas day, the Seattle Channel will be re-showing The J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson Holiday Special a total of four times throughout the day! If you live in Seattle, you can watch it by tuning in to cable channel 21 on Friday, December 25th at 12:00 am, 4:30 am, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm….

Last Night at the City Dump

Today marks the fourth anniversary of KCTS 9’s Special J.P. Patches: Last Night at the City Dump which marked J.P.’s farewell TV performance and the last time Chris would put on the make-up. Pat Cashman hosted the two-hour special, featuring archival material and an in-person appearance from Julius Pierpont Patches himself. It is also the…