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Watch Famous Comedians Kill In Their First Stand-Up Performances

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.05.2017 | Comedy

Yeah, they had the chops then, too. Rumble has assembled what it claims to be clips of big-time comedians performing stand-up for the first time. Chec...

Patton Oswalt's Tweet Captures Heartbreak And Humor After Debbie Reynolds' Death

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt was one of many celebrities who tweeted their condolences over both Carrie Fisher’s and her mother Debbie Reynolds’ sudden death. An...

Patton Oswalt Reacts To Russian Hacking Revelation With No-Holds-Barred Post

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.10.2016 | Entertainment

Comedian Patton Oswalt has officially had enough with both Republicans and Democrats after the latest political scandal to erupt in the wake of Donald...

Patton Oswalt Reflects On Year As A Single Father In Heartbreaking Essay

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment

It’s been nearly eight months since Patton Oswalt became a single father. His wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly in her sl...

Patton Oswalt's New Product Will Help You Digest Trump's Victory

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.11.2016 | Comedy

Are you having trouble coming to terms with Donald Trump’s election win? Don’t worry, Patton Oswalt is here to make you feel better. The comedian ...

On the Culture Front: Kings of War, Wilderness and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.10.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness - sometimes all three in the sa...

Patton Oswalt Sums Up Election Night In One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment

Like many other celebrities, comedian Patton Oswalt spent much of Tuesday evening panicking about the presidential election results. But it was in on...

Patton Oswalt Muses On The Ridiculousness Of Grief In Stand-Up Set

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt bared his soul at the New York Comedy Festival Thursday night, opening up about his wife Michelle McNamara’s death. The respected crim...

Get Ready to Laugh -- this year's New York Comedy Festival is November 1-6

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts

By Don Adkins, ZEALnyc Managing Editor, November 1, 2016 They say "laughter is the best medicine," and if this is true, then the pharmacy is wide-ope...

Patton Oswalt Says He'll Never Fully Recover From His Wife's Death

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt opens up about witnessing and recovering from his wife Michelle McNamara’s untimely death in a heart-wrenching profile in The New York...

Patton Oswalt Wishes Donald Trump 'Good Luck' After VP Debate

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump live-tweeted the vice presidential debate Tuesday night between his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence...

Parents Are Sharing Their Saddest Breakfasts In Response To Comedian’s Tweet

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents

To be a parent is to eat off your child’s plate. I’m pretty sure most of the weight I gained as a new mom was from finishing my own meal, then ea...

Patton Oswalt Gets Candid About Coping With Wife's Death On 'Conan'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.27.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt appeared on “Conan” last night, where he opened up about dealing with the death of his wife, Michelle McNamara. In typical Oswalt f...

Patton Oswalt Flips The Idiotic Hillary Clinton Pneumonia 'Controversy' On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment

On Sunday, when Hillary Clinton left an event commemorating the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks early, due to what later was confirmed to be p...

Martin Shkreli Becomes IRL 'Avengers' Villain In Chris Evans Twitter War

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment

Take note, Marvel execs on the lookout for their next supervillain: human trash fire Martin Shkreli is clearly starved for attention. The pharmaceuti...

Patton Oswalt Pens Moving Note About Grieving After Wife's Death

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt has opened up once again about dealing with grief following the sudden death of his wife, Michelle McNamara. In a Facebook post shared M...

Patton Oswalt Posts Gut-Wrenching Tribute To Late Wife On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt took to Twitter Monday morning to remember his late wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, with a photo and a few gut-wrenching sent...

Samantha Bee Exposes Just How Terrifying Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women

PSA: Crisis pregnancy centers are not the same as women's health clinics. Allow Samantha Bee to break it down for you. On Monday night's episode of ...

Patton Oswalt Pens Heartbreaking Tribute To His Late Wife

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt penned a gut-wrenching goodbye to his wife, Michelle McNamara, just weeks after the crime writer died unexpectedly in her sleep on April...

Patton Oswalt Shares Touching Quote From Daughter After Wife's Death

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment

After the sudden death of his wife Michelle McNamara just over a week ago, Patton Oswalt seems to be getting supportive words of wisdom from their 7-y...

Patton Oswalt: ‘You’re A F**king Child’ If You Don’t Vote Because You Hate Hillary

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment

Chances are, Patton Oswalt has been in your favorite TV comedy. Over his career, the comedian has played parts both large and small in shows including...

13 Hilarious Memoirs From Our Favorite Comedians

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.14.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Leora Bernstein | Off the Shelf Life is hard, and sometimes you just need to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Lucky for us, recent years have see...

Patton Oswalt Has The Perfect Analogy For Seeing 'The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.14.2016 | Comedy

Few people can weigh in on the "Star Wars" saga like comedian Patton Oswalt. He was preaching about post-"Return of the Jedi" possibilities before it ...

Podcast Review: Doug Loves Movies

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.08.2017 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

I'm kicking off the year reviewing one of the staples of podcasting, Doug Loves Movies, as a reminder that the adage "out with the old, in with the new" doesn't necessarily always apply.

Patton Oswalt Discusses Why 'Comedy Is Pretty F**king Essential'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.04.2015 | Comedy

Patton Oswalt recently sat down with writer and producer Jessica Pilot as part of The Village Voice's "This Is Stand-Up" series to discuss the role of...