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Synopsis: A 20-year veteran of the stand-up comedy scene with multiple critically acclaimed DVDs, albums, tours and various acting and voiceover roles under his belt, Patton Oswalt has become ubiquitous in the world of stand-up. In his fourth (and Grammy Nominated) full-length special, Patton covers a range of topics from how hipsters make the Spam museum sad, the greatness of sweatpants and revisits his attack on KFC Famous Bowls. Bonus Features: * Other: Encore - KFC Bit (Title TBD) * Other: Patton's Pre-Show Superstitions (Title TBD) * Other: Slideshow - Stuff That Patton Mentions (Title TBD)
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After 20 years in stand-up, it is no surprise that Oswalt's humor has evolved to showcase his role as husband and father. As such, it does not play as blue as some of his previous endeavors. But that's to be expected as his life has evolved. Most of the material is still peppered with his offbeat brand of observational humor about the world in which we live. This set starts out with him sharing the common problems of having a new baby, but quickly moves on to topics as diverse as singing in the car, the sadness of the modern circus, the SPAM museum, vomit bags, and the glory of sweatpants. In truth, it isn't the most cutting edge concert out there and probably skews to an older audience, but fans should easily appreciate Oswalt's latest views. The audio release of this concert even netted Oswalt a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
In short, I'm a fan. I admit it. I enjoyed this concert special and, if you know and love Oswalt, I suspect that you will as well. If you have Showtime with your cable TV package, you might be able to check this out prior to purchase if you're in doubt. Clips of the comedy album are also widely available with a minimum of searching. A solid set from the reliable Oswalt, however, makes this purchase an easy recommendation. KGHarris, 2/12.
In this special he touches on parenthood, and avoids the usual cliche jokes. He then proceeds to his bread and butter material: religion. He spends some time mussing what Jesus (if real) would be like on the X-Men. He discusses how disneyland ruins 1 out of 8 kids childhoods, in order to have mentally unstable artists to hire in the future.
He finishes off his performance with a joke so funny and so...well you'll see, that I definitely can not repeat it on Amazon. Fans of Oswalt will love this, as will lovers of stand up comedy. A must own for any comedy enthusists library.
Remember laughing is the only thing that gets us through life, do it as much as possible.