Watch Patton Oswalt in the First Clip from 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 3
by Bradford Evans Here's the first clip IFC has released from the third season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, which premieres on Friday, May 8th. It's part of an interview in which Scott Aukerman and Star Wars enthusiast Patton Oswalt discuss J.J. Abrams's new Star Wars movie, which sounds like it'll be ri... [Read More]
Funny Or Die celebrates Passover with James Bond Jewish edition, starring Phil Rosenthal and Patton Oswalt (Video)
Sundown tonight marks the start of Passover, the most observed Jewish holiday— the one that honors the biblical mandate to come together, enjoy a bountiful meal and give thanks for having been liberated from the rule of Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt some 3,300 years ago. In tribute to our Jewish f... [Read More]
R.I.P. The Ultimate Warrior
It’s been a weird week for writing about deaths… Wrestling legend, The Ultimate Warrior has passed away and it’s a damn shame. First off, he was young, 54 to be exact. Second, for many people growing up he was one of the larger than life Wrestling personas. Back when it was the WW... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” (CD/DVD)
When Patton Oswalt walked onstage last summer at the Spreckels Theater during San Diego Comic-Con, an adoring crowd receives him with a standing ovation as the tune of The Ettes' "Crown of Age" thunders through the speakers. "They asked me to pick the most rocking song that you like right now, ... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, and Will Hines Do 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
Here are your 10 finalists for Concert Comic in the 2014 American Comedy Awards
The American Comedy Awards just added one more category to the mix at the last minute (after voting for everything else had ended March 18 (see above!)), to recognize stand-up comedians who play concert-sized rooms and not just clubs. After culling names from the "Industry Committee" (we each receiv... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo, Emo Phillips to headline the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival
The Limestone Comedy Festival comedian lineup is looking good. This year’s fest begins its journey on May 29th and runs through the 31st. Yeah, it’s three nights and it’s spread across five venues, like I said, it’s looking good. The headliners aren’t playing around eit... [Read More]
Tragedy + Comedy = Time as Patton Oswalt spoofed ‘True Detective’ to announce his new stand-up special
Patton Oswalt’s new stand-up special will premiere on Comedy Central on April 6th as part of their ultra-mega stand-up month. Oswalt’s special, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time will not only be aired on the comedy network but will be released on April 8th as well. To promote the special, ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt’s pre-comedy jobs emblazoned in wood, a birthday gift from his brother
On Thursday night's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Patton Oswalt talked about turning 45, and receiving a very special gift from his brother, writer/director Matt Oswalt. It's a wood frame emblazoned with all of the jobs Patton held before deciding to pursue stand-up comedy full-time. ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival
The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom Show), Cristela Alonzo (th... [Read More]