Patton OswaltLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Patton Oswalt would be on board for a King of Queens reunion on Kevin Can Wait
The A.P. Bio star says he has not been contacted by the Kevin James CBS sitcom. "And if they did, I would do it in a second,” he says. “King of Queens was one of the most fun times I've ever had. Getting to work with Kevin and Jerry Stiller and Leah (Remini), that was the best show. I loved it."
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
NBC will put three episodes of A.P. Bio online the day after airing the pilot
The Glenn Howerton-Patton Oswalt high school comedy -- produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels -- debuts Feb. 1 with the second episode scheduled for Feb. 25 after the Winter Olympics. But NBC will put up the second through fourth episodes on its app and online on Feb. 2.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Happy! debuts to big ratings for Syfy
The Christopher Meloni-Patton Oswalt series had the biggest audience for a Syfy debut since The Magicians in January 2016.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Syfy’s Happy! is the perfect antidote to holiday overkill
"Happy! is not expressly a holiday treat, despite its setting, in the same way that (Christopher Meloni’s) Nick is not a Grinch,” says Melanie McFarland. “He harbors the same regard for the season as he does about everything else — which is to say, none whatsoever. This liberates the serialized adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel to maintain the same kind of reality-defying savagery that's illustrated on the page, while capitalizing on Meloni’s undeniable charm. The former Law & Order: SVU star is tough to dislike, regardless of the role he’s playing, and that helps make a series devoid of nuance and brimming with extreme violence piled atop even more extreme violence, infinitely more palatable than it would be otherwise.”
- Happy! is kept afloat by Meloni’s performance, but remains an acquired, specific taste
- This brand of “TV-MA bubblegum noir” is no longer appealing
- Meloni tries to hold things together, but his role is drowned out by the show’s “empty edginess”
- Meloni talks about his journey from SVU to comedies to Happy!
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Patton Oswalt’s epic Parks and Recreation Star Wars filibuster might become a reality if Disney buys 21st Century Fox
Once again, Parks and Rec is predicting the future, as creator Michael Schur points out.
Posted Sunday 11/05/17 at 1:33AM EST
Patton Oswalt marries actress Meredith Salenger 18 months after his wife’s tragic death
Oswalt, who lost his first wife, author Michelle McNamara, in early 2016, tied the knot with Salenger in at the Jim Henson Company Lot in Hollywood on Saturday evening.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Patton Oswalt tackles white genocide in the trailer for his Netflix standup special
Watch a preview of Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, premiering Oct. 17.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Comedians pay tribute to Ralphie May
The first Last Comic Standing runner-up was “as much fun to hang out with as he was to watch. GODDAMIT,” tweeted Patton Oswalt. Added Kevin Hart: “He was a good dude. Heaven just got another funny angel RIP man.”
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
Check out Christopher Meloni going crazy in Syfy’s Happy!
The graphic novel-based series, featuring a unicorn named Happy voiced by Patton Oswalt, just might be Syfy’s craziest show yet.