Patton Oswalt

  1. Entertainment

    Patton Oswalt Will Guest Star on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Despite having an entire comic book universe (which there's usually a conspicuous lack of) to draw on for its nerd-cred, Agents of SHIELD is going straight to the source by having Patton Oswalt guest star on the show. He'll be taking on the role of agent Eric Koenig and likely hugely disappointing everyone by not becoming a series regular.

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  2. Entertainment

    Patton Oswalt Turns Thor and Star Trek Into Indie Movies

    The 2014 Spirit Awards were last Saturday, and Patton Oswalt lightened up the evening with a sketch pitching the Indie-Izer, an app that "takes any big budget Hollywood crowd-pleasing blockbuster and turns it into a micro-budgeted mumblecore digital download.”

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  3. Entertainment

    Jerry Seinfeld Asked Patton Oswalt Who His Favorite Superhero Is, and How He Would Kill Superman—in a DeLorean

    Comedy nerds are probably already familiar with Jerry Seinfeld's brilliant webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but I think regular nerds will like this week's episode too. It features Patton Oswalt talking about his favorite superhero, killing Superman, and they drive around in a DeLorean.

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  4. Entertainment

    What Patton Oswalt Just Did on Twitter is Amazing

    The above tweet is funny. I promise you. Out of context it looks like comedian Patton Oswalt decided to go on an Orson Scott Card level rant, but instead what he did was actually brilliant. Yesterday Oswalt sent out a string of tweets that pushed the limits of the medium, proving why he's one of the best there is.

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  5. Entertainment

    Check Out Patton Oswalt’s Animated Parks and Rec Filibuster [Video]

    What's better than seeing Patton Oswalt's stunning eight minute pitch for a Star Wars/Marvel Universe/Clash of the Titans film franchise crossover? Seeing it animated for the Nerdist Youtube channel by Daniel Spellman in honor of Geek Week. This is everything I ever wanted in anything.

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  6. Entertainment

    Axe Cop Voice Cast Will Chop Your Heads Off With How Great It Is

    Did you know that Nick Offerman wasn't officially Axe Cop until yesterday? I mean -- we've seen heard him be Axe Cop, but no one could officially say it until yesterday because of Offerman's deal with NBC and Axe Cop is a Fox project. Now, though, not only is that thing we already knew confirmed to be a thing that is, there are even more Axe Cop casting details and they're all amazing.

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  7. Entertainment

    Onion A.V. Club Animates Patton Oswalt’s Story of a Magical Black Man

    Patton Oswalt is known for a lot of things like acting, writing, and voicing cartoon rodents, but he is first and foremost a brilliant standup comedian. That's not always an easy life, especially when you're first starting out. In the first episode of the new series Stand Down by The Onion A.V. Club, Oswalt recounts the tale of a magical black man who haunted his early career. The story is better than the animation itself, but they come together nicely.

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  8. Entertainment

    Entertainment Weekly Made The Poster For Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars Episode VII

    Okay, folks, we officially need something to brighten our day, and we suspect you're right there with us. So big thanks to Entertainment Weekly's Jef Castro for bringing us this poster of Patton Oswalt's idea of what Star Wars Episode VII would look like. From Moon Knight to Spider Robot Chewbacca, Oswalt's amazing eight minute diatribe outlining a pop-culture orgy for the ages from Parks and Rec is represented nearly in its entirety on this incredible poster, which is frankly just what we could use right now. Keep reading to get a load of the whole shebang.

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  9. Entertainment

    Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars Filibuster is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

    If you weren't already a fan of Patton Oswalt, this should likely bring you into the fold: Oswalt performed an improvised eight-minute rant/filibuster for an episode of Parks and Recreation. What was said rant/filibuster about? His idea for Star Wars Episode VII, with a few surprising twists mixed in.

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  10. Entertainment

    I’ll Chop Your Heads Off! Fox Announces Axe Cop Release Date

    If you think a comic written by a five-year-old and then drawn by his 29-year-old older brother would be awesome, you would be right. That's the story behind Axe Cop. It started in 2010 as a webcomic written by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his older brother Ethan Nicolle. It's grown into a comic book published by Dark Horse Comics, a series of animated web videos, and now a full-fledged animated series. Fox has announced the show will premiere on Saturday, July 27th as part of their new Animation Domination High Definition line up.

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  11. Gaming

    Story Time With The State’s Kevin Allison, Host of the Risk! Podcast

    Kevin Allison is probably best known for his work with the sketch comedy group The State, which also featured the likes of Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, and many more. When The State broke up, Kevin found himself in a situation a lot of us find ourselves in when a major part of our life comes to a close: He didn't know what to do next. Allison now hosts the popular storytelling podcast Risk!, but the road that got him there wasn't an easy one. Allison was nice enough to talk with us about The State, storytelling, and the process behind Risk!

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  12. Weird

    Is Geekdom Really Going Extinct?

    "I’m not a nerd. I used to be one, back 30 years ago when nerd meant something." - Patton Oswalt A question for my fellow geeks: Could you have ever imagined today's pop culture environment? Especially while some of us were subjected to taunts, name-calling, or physical bullying over the weird stuff we liked? Because we were into horror movies, or science fiction, or video games ... we were the different ones who had to be called out for being different. We couldn't fly under the radar enough. But as much as "normal" kids made our lives miserable, we liked feeling like insiders. We were otakus, with our specific but passionate fascinations. But now, there is a place for all of us, all because of the Internet. The geek stuff we held so dear that some thought we had to be ashamed of is part of the mainstream now because - to our horror - it's become trendy. If something has a Facebook fan page, how underground can it be? It's as if it doesn't even belong to us anymore.

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  13. Entertainment

    Kung Fu Panda Gets Surreal: Charlie Kaufman Doing Rewrites on Script

    Charlie Kaufman is one of the most respected screenwriters in the business. His screenplays, from Being John Malkovich to Synecdoche, New York, are some of the most original, intriguing works to hit the screen in years. That's why many film fans are a little surprised to read the news from the Hollywood Reporter that Kaufman has been doing touch ups on the script for the sequel to a movie starring Jack Black as a chubby panda who knows karate. That's right, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom just got a hell of a lot more surreal.

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