Comedian Oswalt (The King of Queens, Caprica) offers up a collection of colorful essays ranging in topic from his experiences working at a movie theater to sends-ups of eccentric relatives, including a grandmother who gives exceedingly odd birthday gifts. To delve into the book is to take a tour of Oswalt’s delightfully offbeat mind: he shares with readers what he was doing to procrastinate while writing certain chapters, suggests some truly morbid greeting cards, and parodies the vampire craze in comic-book form.
For the final show of their successful “Comedians of Comedy” tour, “alternative” stand-up comics Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt pull out all the stops in a grand finale-worthy performance that finds humor in unexpected places. Taped live at Los Angeles’s El Rey Theater and featuring fellow funnyman Bob Odenkirk, this farewell gig is sure to please fans who like their laughs with bite.
It’s a night of comic anarchy as 15 of today’s edgiest comedians perform at Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour rock ‘n’ roll club! You’re guaranteed to laugh, and occasionally gasp with shock, as new comic frontiers are crossed. The humor is always fresh and funny as Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford, David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Blaine Capatch, Jon Benjamin, Jasper Redd, Andy Kindler, Morgan Murphy, Bob Odenkirk, Doug Benson, Dana Gould and Eugene Mirman share their unique styles of comedy.
As a comedian, Patton has released three TV specials and, as of this writing, two critically acclaimed albums. Currently a series regular on Showtime’s United States of Tara, he has also appeared as a guest star on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and on Flight of the Conchords on HBO. He’s a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil. Patton will also appear in Steven Soderbergh’s feature film The Informant and Observe and Report with Seth Rogen. Patton provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar winning Ratatouille. He’s also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, The Informant, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami. On TV he played Spence on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons, as well as appearing on Seinfeld, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!