Patton Oswalt is a comedian and voice-actor. He was the voice of
Remy in Ratatouille, the children's movie. From this, you might
surmise it would be a good idea to take your children to one of his
shows. You would be wrong.
Things That are Infinitely More Boring Than His Comedy
Patton Oswalt was born on January 27, 1969, and grew up in Sterling,
Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary. He
married Michelle McNamara in 2005. He often has appearances in movies
and TV Shows (such as the Boozehammer of Galen on Reno 911!) and was a
recurring character on CBS's The King of Queens. He has been on the
dais of the Comedy Central Roasts of Flavor Flav and William
Shatner. All of this pales in comparison to his standup, which is what
he is best at.
His comedy is usually about Politics, Religion, Sexuality, and
various topics from his childhood in New England. My favorite two
things he has done are his two comedy albums, which are uncensored.
Feelin' Kinda Patton (2004)
Oswalt's brand of tangential comedy is artfully expressed in this 70
minute set. Variously, he touches on his hatred of George W. Bush, the
gayness of 80's heavy metal (...those videos were gayer than 8 guys
blowing 9 guys...), pornography (...this is the worst issue of Whiffle
Ball Fuckers we have ever put out...), along with several other
esoteric topics. He often starts off with a simple story, and then
teases out some some small part, and magnifies it for comedic effect.
Werewolves and Lollipops (2007)
Oswalt's Werewolves and Lollipops is about his increasing level of
fame, his marriage, and his love of all things nerdy. His three best
bits are his rant about a 63-year-old that gave birth, his story about
losing his job on VHI's "Best Week Ever" and his commentary on the
world turning Bizarro. Above all else, Oswalt is a storyteller, and
this album is a great example of that.
Places To See Patton's Work On-Line
Patton Oswalt's Amoeba Set
Patton on YouTube