Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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DVD with CD
Actor: Patton Oswalt
Director: Jason Woliner
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts
As a comedian, Patton has released three TV specials and, as of this writing, two critically acclaimed albums. Currently a series regular on Showtime's United States of Tara, he has also appeared as a guest star on The Sar... more »
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Great value, ok funny
Poshu Oshu | Dallas, TX | 08/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i love the fact that patton usually releases a combo dvd/cd for most of his albums the bang for your buck is far and away better than what you'll get from many other comedians. and i have to say i'm a HUGE fan of patton oswalt, werewolves and lolipops made me laugh so hard i had to pull my car over one day.
but this... this is just ok, a couple of really great laughs but it's such a change from the side splitting almost painfully funny albums he's released before i have to admit i'm kind of disapointed. now i'm still a huge fan and patton is one of the funniest comedians out there.
but this was a big production and when the camera panned the audience it was a huge theator. most of his recorded material i've heard so far were done like in a bar or a small comedy club. i think this may have just been patton out of his element, i'd still recomend it because i can't bring myself to tell someone not to get a patton oswalt album but his earlier cd's are alot funnier in my opinion."
Classic Patton, why the DVD is worth it....
Quickbeam | Oconomowoc, WI USA | 08/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a fan so I had pre-ordered this DVD, not realizing the special would be on TV. So, I felt sort of consumer duped at first. However, the DVD/CDs have bits that weren't on the Comedy Central airing so yea! me.
I've been a comedy fan since the 70's so I'm old and I know what I like/don't like. I have come to find that when my beloved favorite comedians find love/children, their acts circle the drain. I don't begrudge them happiness as people but it really screws with the funny.
This special is far more into the love/children/personal demons area than I like. Oswalt tries to snark it up but it doesn't always work. Far too often I found myself saying "oh, gee...Patton is depressed?...." or "really, he took acid?..." and hurting for him rather than finding the follow up humor funny. He's a winsome guy, painfully bright and I missed the balls-to-the-wall bitter insight.
That being said, second rate Patton is better than anything else out there right now. If he toured the midwest I'd drive many hundreds of miles to see a show. I appreciate that he makes so much of his work available. And I'm a completist so it is worth it to me to have it ALL.
Oswalt is a master of wordplay and I can't hear things like "a sheetcake of victory" enough. There were a lot of laughs on this DVD. I hope he can wrest himself out of the domesticity issues to tease apart his act from his home life in the future. I need my Patton a little sharper edged.
The extras are pretty funny and Patton clearly has friends who will do anything for him (Jon Hamm!)"