Comedy: Patton Oswalt

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“There’s no better standup working today than Patton Oswalt.” —AV Club

Although he’s built himself quite the name in film and television, from voicing rat protagonist Remy in Pixar’s Ratatouille(2007) to his viral role on Parks and Recreation as a disgruntled, filibustering citizen in 2013, Patton Oswalt’s true calling has always been stand-up comedy. His 2016 special Talking for Clapping earned him both a Primetime Emmy and a Grammy, and he followed that up with 2017’s alternatingly hilarious and devastating Annihilation. Oswalt is a rare breed of performer who can deftly jump from material on the absurdity of American politics to difficulties he faced following the untimely death of his wife. In his first visit to the Flynn, expect alarmingly honest hilarity offset by surprises of Oswalt’s patent profundity on life.