Patton Oswalt: Who's Ready To Laugh?

The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, February 12 2022 from 12:00 AM to 03:00 AM

Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences. He recently created M.O.D.O.K., the new Marvel stop-motion animated adult comedy series for Hulu as well as voices the titular character, and currently co-stars as ‘Principal Durbin’ on the NBC Universal comedy “A.P. Bio,” produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien, and Lorne Michaels.

In 2020, Oswalt’s Emmy and Grammy nominated Netflix special “I Love Everything” was widely applauded upon release – “I Love Everything…is one of the best stand-up sets you’ll see this year,” according to RogerEbert.com; he also received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album of the same name. In 2017, he received Grammy and Emmy nominations for his album and Netflix special “Annihilation,” which addresses his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny.  In 2016, he won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name. 

As a comedian, Oswalt has shot eight TV specials and released seven critically acclaimed albums, including his Grammy-winning Talking for Clapping (which the one-hour special of the same name earned him an Emmy) and Grammy-nominated Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time that debuted in 2014. Finest Hour also received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong (Warner Brothers Records).