Patton Oswalt – Born January 27, 1969

As a professed stand-up comedy addict, Patton Oswalt is one of my drugs of choice. I really dig smart humor and when a comedian uses language well, wraps their humor and stories back around to a common thread, and at the end don’t mind getting personal by winging some truth at their audience. Patton Oswalt hits all of these points.

Noteworthy

  • Talking for Clapping – This is his latest album. As always, very topical and spot on the pop-culture pulse.
  • The King of Queens – The main reason that I throw this out here, is that this is the first place that I remember really seeing Patton Oswalt and his time on the show stuck in my head. When I googled him, I realized that he was a comedian and I had to track him down.
  • Balls of Fury – A movie about Ping Pong… Dan Fogler… Christopher Walken… George Lopez… Patton Oswalt. This movie is funny as hell.
  • Agents of SHIELD – I am not a huge fan of the show but the fact that one of our Geek leaders, Patton Oswalt, was on it make me want to give it another chance.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Oswalt is Max. He is perfect in this role and again, he gets his geek out and wins major geek cred.

Official website

I fantasize and idealize myself as Bugs Bunny, but I know deep down I’m Daffy Duck.

-Patton Oswalt

7 Days A Geek

My podcast playlist keeps me in anticipation each and every week. I pull down to refresh and it feels like I am playing the slots with a 100% chance to win. One of my favorite jackpots is when the 7 Days a Geek podcast rolls out a new pod. It is a highlight and I find...

Jay Chandrasekhar

Jay Chandrasekhar Born April 9, 1968   Love Jay Chandrasekhar and all things Broken Lizard. Whether he is rolling with that crew, doing stand up, or producing movies on his own - Chandrasekhar always brings the funny. Noteworthy Super Troopers - director/actor - This...

Call Me Lucky

Call Me Lucky is a 2015 documentary about Barry Crimmins. This is his story. The good the bad and the ugly of his life. I added this doc to my queue on Netflix because Bobcat Goldthwait was involved. The first half covers his comedy career - his comedy club - this...

Dana Delany

Dana Delany Born March 13, 1956   Dana Delany has been a Silver Screen and TV screen staple for years. She can always be counted on to turn out a great performance whether she is being called on to deliver the comedy or the drama. Noteworthy China Beach - This is the...

Must See TV

Do you remember, back in the idea, the idea of Must See TV? This was a slogan created by NBC to convince viewers that the hour prior to Seinfeld in the 90s was comedy gold and that you had to watch it. Great advertising slogan and with the lineup of shows that they...