Most people know Patton Oswalt from his long stint as Spence Olchin on TVs The King of Queens, voice work as Rémy in Pixars Ratatouille and frequent appearances on Comedy Centrals Reno 911! Not to knock those or his apparent Hollywood head-turner of a performance in Big Fan a drama written and directed by former The Onion editor-in-chief and The Wrestler writer Robert D. Siegel that is due in moviehouses this Octoberbut to witness truly inspired Pat Oswalt one must catch his live stand-up act. Its like Revenge of the Nerds meets The Rachel Maddow Show meets Curb Your Enthusiasm, with Oswalt verbally deconstructing the things that piss him off so smartly, convincingly and hilariously that you wish hed become the comedian-turned-U.S. senator before Al Franken did.
Mon., July 20, 8 p.m., 2009
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