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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Death bed, the bed that eats people!

One of my favorite working stand up comics is Patton Oswalt. I don't think I've ever seen someone who can work the mainstream and the underground simultaneously and be completely credible in both. Yeah, he's on King of Queens and the lead voice actor in Ratatouille, but he's also one of the most revered indie comics in the country, ranking with the likes of David Cross, Greg Giraldo, and Todd Barry. In fact, he organized the Comedians of Comedy Tour, which played in indie rock clubs and venues as seemed almost like a *pbbbbbbbbt* reaction to Dane Cook and Tourgasm. We have in Patton someone who's deeply entrenched in Hollywood but also one of its most vicious critics.

Part of the reason I like him is that I can relate to his hatred of both President Bush and sanctimonious hippies. He comes across as someone with no real agenda other than squashing assholes and the bullshit they spew. He's got an astounding delivery, turning a three-minute rant about KFC in a brilliant piece of surreal comedy, and his Hollywood connection lead to an uproarious anecdote about how Brian Dennehy convinced him to drop a diet in ten minutes.

Both of these bits are found on his second official release, Werewolves and Lollipops, the follow-up to the hilarious Feelin' Kinda Patton. Werewolves comes out on the 10th on Sub Pop, a day which already sees releases from Bad Religion, Against Me!, and Gogol Bordello in what may be the best day for audio recordings EVER. Also, while I feel bad recommending Spin magazine to anyone, it's worth the cover price of the latest issue for nothing else than Oswalt's fantastic last page column about how Fred Phelps, the man behind the God Hates Fags campaign, is the punkest person who ever lived.

For the people who like Dave Chappelle because his supreme delivery makes even well-trod comedy topics sound fresh and gut-busting or Lewis Black because of his righteous rage make you laugh while you stuff the effigy with straw, do yourself a favor and check out Patton Oswalt.

American Has Spoken:

The Dukes of Hazzard:

Best Week Never:

Physics for Poets:

Cirque Du Soleil:


Blogger Jallen said...

"Ratatouille" is AWESOME. And so is the new album. Killer dude.

4:28 AM


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