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Patton Oswalt

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Born January 27th, 1969 in Sterling, Virginia, Patton Oswalt started headlining comedy clubs in 1996. A noted comedian, actor, and writer (Patton has written for MadTV), he has had roles both in film and on the small screen, such as Magnolia and the sitcom King of Queens.

Oswalt’s style of stand-up comedy is often described as acerbic and sarcastic, and it covers a great deal of subject matter. Topics range from pop culture frivolity such as comic book supervillains and 1980s hair metal to deeper societal issues like American excess, rampant materialism and foreign policy. Critics have recognized Oswalt for employing keen wit, biting insight and unabashed love of the absurd. Quite a few of his routines are about vice, especially pornography and alcohol. A famous line: “Do you think you have a problem when you refer to all alcohol as ‘pain-go-bye-bye-juice’?”

Oswalt has described himself as a “man without a country” in that he dislikes both George W. Bush and hippies. In February 2004, some jokes critical of President Bush got him booed off the stage in Pittsburgh.

In 2004 Oswalt released a comedy album entitled Feelin’ Kinda Patton and later that year a longer, unedited version of the same recording called 222, both through the United Musicians collective. He is also on a split EP called “Patton Vs. Alcohol Vs. Zach Vs. Patton” with Zach Galifianakis.

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  • shaolin86

    Swab my folds.

    2 May 9:51pm Reply
  • askionkataskion

    Melvin's split rules!

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • shaolin86

    "I wield the wand of Odin!!"

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    I have only one dream, one thing I want to do before I die, and It's have sex with Patton Oswalt.

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • RoomForSymmetry

    I WANT ALL THE HAM

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Tavrail

    THE BASKET LADY WAS THERE. I HAD COOKIES AND ON TV THE WHORES WERE PUNCHING.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • enid_coleslaw_

    WACKITY SCHMACKITY DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • azrider450

    222 is one of the best things ever recorded....more consistant than most people let on too [3] One of my favourite albums.

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • LastFlowers

    ♫sprinkle some fries on those CUPCAKES♫

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • deadmarc

    I'm not well versed on the topic of American stand-up comedians, rarely it is possible for a Polish guy to relate or 'get' some of the topics involved, so don't lynch me if what I'm about to write has been written thousands of times before and/or is considered heresy (if you believe Patton is the comedian in his own right) BUT, having just found out about him through Cracked, and having just listened to his 'Werewolves and Lollipops' album this is what I gathered - damn does he project Bill Hicks well. Same 'left of the center-ism', same anti-mainstream rage, hell, even their voices are somewhat similar.

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • JoeMeach

    You're LUCKY our fish king isn't here!

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • semiknockedout

    Eating a sleeve of Saltines in my underwear, watching Carlito's Way...

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • kuiper_______

    fuckin' tha dotter in a garfield mask

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • BradShallPerish

    I would kill to see Patton live. Next time he comes to Toronto I'm there!

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • drthatguy

    maybe the best living comedian in my books, at least tied with doug stanhope. 222 is one of the best things ever recorded....more consistant than most people let on too

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • P_Function

    This guy's lurid imagery is priceless. "Finest Hour" is incredible.

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • goldspot7

    "Hey KFC I really love your food." "PROVE IT BY BURNING YOURSELF!" I laughed soooo damn hard at that entire bit when I first listened to it. I even thought of it the next day and randomly started laughing.[2]

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BradShallPerish

    "Hey KFC I really love your food." "PROVE IT BY BURNING YOURSELF!" I laughed soooo damn hard at that entire bit when I first listened to it. I even thought of it the next day at work and randomly started laughing.

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • trebor17

    New album is amazing

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • iamholgerczukay

    We live in a cynical world...

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
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