Patton Oswalt made his first steps into the comedy business as a student, performing stand-up routines to small venues and college clubs. After enjoying reasonable success in the field, he later made the transition to television, cropping up in guest star roles on the likes of Seinfeld before securing a permanent role on The King of Queens. Oswalt would stay with the show for several years, before branching out into movie roles and taking on further engagements with more dramatic shows on network television. Stand-up is where his heart lies however and you can experience the laughs in person when you buy Patton Oswalt tickets online at StubHub.
Patton Oswalt - career breakthrough
After leaving college and moving to LA, Patton Oswalt’s career went into hyper-drive. After securing his first television role on Fraiser, he went on to become a contributor to Saturday Night Live rival MADtv, quickly becoming one of its most valued writers. More acting work would follow, with appearances in Mr. Show and the critically-acclaimed NewsRadio. A long-standing role in The King of Queens would be his signature performance for the best part of a decade, helping him hone his talents as a comedian and developing his stand-up material.
Patton Oswalt - stand-up success
By 2004, Oswalt had perfected his stand-up material with enough conviction to take to the stage once more. His first high-profile show, No Reason to Complain was received well by audiences and critics alike, with Oswalt later taking his act on tour and performing alongside other major comedians of the day. His success as a stand-up on the national stage also gave him a push to pursue more movie roles, with performances in animated films like Ratatouille, along with turns in smaller pictures like Big Fan.
After enjoying both small screen success and an impressive run on the silver screen, Oswalt would once again return to television for more dramatic turns in the likes of United States of Tara, Agents of Shield and the much acclaimed comedy Veep. More comedy success would follow, with Oswalt unveiling another stand-up special in 2016, entitled Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping. This particular performance would prove to be a standout for Oswalt, with the show earning him a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Oswalt continues to perform at venues across the globe, with his edgy stance and often dark material proving to be a success with audiences. Get ready to laugh and see the comic in person when you buy Patton Oswalt tickets online at StubHub.