Patton Oswalt

I’m not going to single out one of his albums, because they’re all fantastic. So, instead of recommending a piece, I’m going to recommend the comic.

I have three of his stand-up sets (chronologically from oldest to newest):
Feelin’ Kinda Patton
Werewolves & Lollipops
My Weakness is Strong

They are all fantastic. If you don’t know who Patton is, well, he’s a comic. Have you heard of him before? Probably, he voices Remy on Ratatouille. Oh, yeah. He was also on VH1’s Best Week Ever. He describes his termination in Werewolves & Lollipops. Eventually, he just snapped and couldn’t joke about how stupid celebrities were anymore. When asked about Paris Hilton, he said that, “She’s a cunt who should die of AIDS.” The producers obviously freaked out.

At any rate, Patton’s humor ranges from political satire to in-depth nerd routines which will leave anybody hating George Lucas (Me) laughing. He’s got a nice range. He can go from goofy jokes with (obviously) terrible accents to charismatic narration of his daily life. In short, he’s a spectacle to listen to. I highly recommend anybody who buys comedy albums to check him out. He’s also not as reserved as other comedians. When listening to Jim Gaffigan, he’ll hardly ever break “character,” but Patton interacts with the audience and toys with his own jokes. Just check it out, I think you’ll like him.