Patton Oswalt Top Five
Patton Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. In television, he is known for his role as Spence Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007) and guest-starring as the Koenigs on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2020). After making his acting debut in the Seinfeld episode “The Couch,” he has since appeared in a variety of television shows, including Kim Possible, Parks and Recreation, Community, Two and a Half Men, Drunk History, Reno 911!, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Archer, Veep, A.P. Bio and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He currently narrates the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present) as adult Adam F. Goldberg.
Oswalt is known for voicing Remy in the Pixar film Ratatouille (2007) and co-starring opposite Charlize Theron in Young Adult (2011). Other notable film credits include starring in Big Fan (2009), Nature Calls (2012), Freaks of Nature (2015), Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016), Nostalgia (2018), and The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019). He also appeared in Blade: Trinity (2004), The Informant! (2009), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). He was also on the show Justified.
In his work as a stand-up comedian, he has appeared in six stand-up specials and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for his Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016).
Here is Patton Oswalt’s Top Five from This Geeks World:
#5 Big Fan – Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described “world’s biggest New York Giants fan”. One night, Paul and his best friend Sal spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas station and decide to follow him. At a strip club Paul cautiously decides to approach him but the chance encounter brings Paul’s world crashing down around him.
#4 Nature Calls – Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk’s son’s sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.
#3 Sorry to Bother You – In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
#2 Ratatouille – A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely – and certainly unwanted – visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
#1 The Comedians of Comedy – The Comedians of Comedy is an occasional stand-up comedy tour featuring Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford that was documented in a 2005 film and 2005 Comedy Central television series of the same name, both directed by Michael Blieden. This is one of the best tour-based comedy specials ever made!
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