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Patton Oswalt Vegas Maze Poster By Hillel Smith

Check out this cool maze poster by Hillel Smith for Patton Oswalt’s comedy gig at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, September 22, 2018. The maze cleverly spells out the comedian’s name!

You can purchase the print HERE for $25.

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Comics Comics #1 – Stories By Patton Oswalt & Friends

Introducing Comics Comics, a quarterly anthology teaming the best comedians with funny books’ brightest artists!

Comedy meets Comic Books in this eclectic anthology featuring such voices as Patton Oswalt (MST3K, Happy!), Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, The League), Sam Jay (SNL), Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest), Quinta Brunson (Broke, Up for Adoption), Megan Koester (Coming to the Stage, Corporate), Sara Benincasa (Real Artists Have Day Jobs), Eliot Rahal (New Comic Book Day), Rose Matafeo (Funny Girls), Nick Giovannetti (Bad Guys), and more. 

Teaming up to make these stories into comics are such hilarious cartoonists as Troy Nixey (Vinegar Teeth, The Black Sinister), Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Comic Book), Tania Del Rio (Marvel: Now What?!, Sonic the Hedgehog), Brent Schoonover (Gregory Graves), Sarah Burrini (Nerd Girl), Rick Altergott (Vice, Cracked), and more, with double threats like comedian/cartoonist Carolyn Main (Pitch, Please!) writing and drawing!

Issue #1 features:

– Real Life World’s Finest, by Patton Oswalt, Troy Nixey, and Michelle Madsen
– Unlikely Patriot, by Jackie Kashian, Sarah Burrini, M. Victoria Robado, and Sal Cipriano
– The Pill and Stuff, by Sara Benincasa and Tania Del Rio
– Popular Fiction, by Eliot Rahal, Evan Dorkin, and Sarah Dyer
– Poop Knife, by Carolyn Main and Crank!
– Sassy Best Friend, by Rose Matafeo, Robert Hack, and Micah Myers

You can back this project on Kickstarter HERE.

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Patton Oswalt Answers The Web’s Most Searched Questions About Himself

Patton Oswalt sat down with Wired to answer the web’s most searched questions about himself during an Autocomplete Interview.

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Patton Oswalt’s Pitches M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable Sequels

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Patton Oswalt visits the Screen Junkies and pitches his dream sequel (or, we should say, sequels) to M. Night Shyamalan’s secret comic book movie Unbreakable!

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Patton Oswalt: My Life in 10 Movies

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Part addiction memoir and part first-person history of the era’s alt-comedy boom, ‘Silver Screen Fiend’ is Patton Oswald’s attempt to detail his celluloid junkie phase and reconcile a four-year period spent in the dark. With that in mind, Rolling Stone asked Oswalt to share 10 films that influenced him most. From silent-horror flicks to, of course, ‘Star Wars,’ click HERE to see the movies that changed his life.

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Silver Screen Fiend By Patton Oswalt Due On January 6, 2015

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Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol or sex. It was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff, absorbing classics and new releases at least three nights a week at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton’s life schoolbook, informing his notions of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of the alternative comedy scene, Oswalt’s memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective supporting him all along the way.

Ideally timed for awards season, when everyone’s mind is on Hollywood, Silver Screen Fiend follows up on the terrific reception of Oswalt’s New York Times bestselling debut, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Already a beloved fixture on the comedy stage, on television, and in film—not to mention his 1.1 million Twitter followers—Oswalt announces, with this second book, that he’s also here to stay on the page.

Here is what Patton had to say about his second book:

“I wrote another book. I’m very happy with my first one, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, but it had lots of flaws. My lack of confidence in simple memoir being the biggest. I hid behind too much cleverness – abstract comedic concepts, short, gimmicky chapters and zippy graphics. The parts that popped ended up being the parts where I simply poured out memories on paper. Working at a movie theater. A nightmare stand-up tour in Surrey, British Columbia. My schizophrenic Uncle Pete. 

So this new one – Silver Screen Fiend – is looser but better structured. It’s about a very specific period of my life. May 20th, 1995 to May 20th, 1999. Those four years when I’d just moved to Los Angeles. Alternative comedy rooms like The Un-Cabaret, The Largo, and dozens of other gone-forever spaces where I could go onstage, sometimes two or three times a night, and develop as a comedian at nitro speed. 

And helping – and often hindering – my development was The New Beverly Cinema (and a lot of other gone-forever rep theaters like Tales Cafe and The Four Star) where I became addicted to cinema. And not in a refined way. Not as a connoisseur. I had a meth addict’s appetite. Four, five movies a day. In theaters. 

How did I keep my job at MAD TV for two seasons on three hours sleep a night? How did a photo of me in drag wind up on a Tool tour T-shirt the night before I shot the King of Queens pilot? Why did I have a two hour crying jag in Amsterdam in 1997? Why does my movie debut involve me walking off of a submerged submarine? Why did Jerry Lewis threaten me with a lawsuit – or did he? Why was I ultimately wrong in my contempt for George Lucas? 

Find out the answers to these and even more un-important questions when you read Silver Screen Fiend. There will be a book signing/stand-up tour that will go with it. Those dates are going to be announced soon. A lot of cities – West Coast, East Coast, Deep South and right in the goddamned heartland of America – are going to be very happy.”

The 256 page hardcover book will be released on January 6, 2015.

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Patton Oswalt on a Lifetime of Reading Stephen King Books

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HERE is a fun article in which my favorite comedian discusses my favorite author.

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Carrie, Stephen King’s first novel, published on April 5, 1974. Gilbert Cruz from Vulture.com spoke to actor, comedian, and King fan Patton Oswalt about his lifetime fascination with the horror writer and his work.

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Patton Oswalt’s Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time CD & DVD Due On April 8, 2014

Performing for a packed house at Spreckels Theater in San Diego, comedian Patton Oswalt delivers a blistering stand-up set in his trademark blend of acerbic wit and unabashed silliness. 

His topics range from the future of our nation to daddy/daughter outings gone wrong to the scope of humor in Germany. The combination CD/DVD, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time will be released on April 8, 2014.

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Jerry Seinfeld & Patton Oswalt On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Patton Oswalt, drive a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 to The Handsome Coffee Roasters for some coffee. Watch it HERE.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Returns For Its Third Season On January 2, 2014

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The Emmy-nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns for its third season on Thursday January 2, 2014 and the guests look fantastic.

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Jerry will cruise around in shiny vehicles and drink hot beverages with Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Louis CK, Jay Leno, Todd Barry and Patton Oswalt. Check out the trailer below.


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