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Patton Oswalt is a veteran of the stand-up comedy scene. With two albums, a concert DVD, his own comedy tour and various acting and voiceover roles under his belt, Oswalt has become ubiquitous in the world of stand-up. Oswalt has always been at the forefront of the "alternative comedy" scene -- that is, comedy that eschews the traditional setup/punchline approach in favor of new and unique styles. Oswalt's English major background and science fiction/comic book obsessions often play into his routines, as he can casually reference George Orwell and the Green Lantern in the same sentence.

Patton Oswalt was born in Sterling, Virginia, in January of 1969. The son of a Marine colonel father, Patton was named for the famous military general. Though inspired at a young age by comedians like Johnathan Winters, Richard Pryor and Steve Martin, Oswalt didn't consider doing standup comedy until he was in college. After working as a paralegal and a DJ, he decided to give comedy a try.

Oswalt performed his first stand-up routine at an open mic in Washington, D.C. in 1988, and began doing comedy professionally the next year. In 1992, he relocated to California with comedian friend Blaine Capatch to try his hand at stand-up on the West Coast.

In 1995, Oswalt got a job as a writer on the then-brand new comedy show, "MAD TV." He lasted only two seasons on the show, admittedly spending more time playing Doom on his computer than writing sketches.

After leaving "MAD TV," Oswalt finally appeared in his very own HBO Comedy Half-Hour in 1997. In that special, he riffed on a version of Star Wars with Nick Nolte, and performed extended routines on "celebrities" like ice cream maker Tom Carvel and painter Bob Ross.

In 2004, Oswalt released his first comedy album, "Feelin' Kinda Patton." That same year came "No Reason to Complain," his first hour-long special for Comedy Central.

His second full-length album, "Werewolves and Lollipops," was released on Sub-Pop Records in 2007. It features Oswalt's popular "KFC Famous Bowl" routine, which he had previously performed on Comedy Central's Last Laugh '06 and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

In February 2009, Oswalt recorded his third comedy album at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington D.C. It premiered on Comedy Central as "Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong" that August.

Oswalt's latest album, "Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour," was released in September 2011. The extended and uncensored DVD of this special was released in April 2012, a few days after its television premiere on Comedy Central.

Fed up with the traditionally overpriced comedy club scene, Oswalt organized his very own stand-up tour in 2004. Called The Comedians of Comedy (a sly jab at other packaged tours like The Original Kings of Comedy), it featured Oswalt and fellow comics Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn and Zach Galifianakis. Shows were performed at smaller rock clubs and alternative venues in the hopes of bringing new and younger audiences out to see live comedy.

The tour was filmed and turned into a documentary in 2005, appropriately called "The Comedians of Comedy." It featured live stand-up material cut together with footage of the comics on the road -- checking into hotels, doing promotions, buying comic books and generally goofing off. A six-part behind-the-scenes series also ran on Comedy Central in 2005.

As an actor and voiceover artist, Oswalt has close to 60 film and television credits. He's had bit parts and character roles in movies ranging from "Magnolia" to "Blade: Trinity" to "Balls of Fury." His biggest break in film came in 2007, when director Brad Bird handpicked Oswalt as the voice of Remy the rat in the animated film "Ratatouille" after hearing the comic's first album.

On television, Oswalt is probably best known for his recurring role as Spence Olchin on "The King of Queens," which ran for nine seasons. In addition to that series, Oswalt has frequently appeared on "Reno 911!" and "Crank Yankers." He also provides voices for a number of cartoons, including "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Kim Possible," as well as video games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

In 2008, Oswalt became a regular guest on Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" on Comedy Central, decrying topics ranging from YouTube to Vice-President Dick Cheney.

In 2009, Oswalt played his first live action leading role as an obsessive New York Giants fan in the independent dark comedy "Big Fan."

He starred in the Showtime drama "The United States of Tara" as Neil, an employee of Four Winds Landscaping. He also provides the voice of Thrasher, a robot protagonist from the Cartoon Network show "Robotomy."

In 2011, Oswalt appeared in "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" and "Young Adult."

He originated the role of Billy Stanhope on "Two and a Half Men" in 2012. In 2013, he appeared in a CollegeHumor skit as the Penguin, a Batman villain. He also made a cameo appearance on an episode of "Parks and Recreation."

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Patton Oswalt Biography

Patton Oswalt is a veteran of the stand-up comedy scene. With two albums, a concert DVD, his own comedy tour and various acting and voiceover roles under his belt, Oswalt has become ubiquitous in the world of stand-up. Oswalt has always been at the forefront of the "alternative comedy" scene -- that is, comedy that eschews the traditional setup/punchline approach in favor of new and unique styles. Oswalt's English major background and science fiction/comic book obsessions often play into his routines, as he can casually reference George Orwell and the Green Lantern in the same sentence.

Patton Oswalt was born in Sterling, Virginia, in January of 1969. The son of a Marine colonel father, Patton was named for the famous military general. Though inspired at a young age by comedians like Johnathan Winters, Richard Pryor and Steve Martin, Oswalt didn't consider doing standup comedy until he was in college. After working as a paralegal and a DJ, he decided to give comedy a try.

Oswalt performed his first stand-up routine at an open mic in Washington, D.C. in 1988, and began doing comedy professionally the next year. In 1992, he relocated to California with comedian friend Blaine Capatch to try his hand at stand-up on the West Coast.

In 1995, Oswalt got a job as a writer on the then-brand new comedy show, "MAD TV." He lasted only two seasons on the show, admittedly spending more time playing Doom on his computer than writing sketches.

After leaving "MAD TV," Oswalt finally appeared in his very own HBO Comedy Half-Hour in 1997. In that special, he riffed on a version of Star Wars with Nick Nolte, and performed extended routines on "celebrities" like ice cream maker Tom Carvel and painter Bob Ross.

In 2004, Oswalt released his first comedy album, "Feelin' Kinda Patton." That same year came "No Reason to Complain," his first hour-long special for Comedy Central.

His second full-length album, "Werewolves and Lollipops," was released on Sub-Pop Records in 2007. It features Oswalt's popular "KFC Famous Bowl" routine, which he had previously performed on Comedy Central's Last Laugh '06 and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

In February 2009, Oswalt recorded his third comedy album at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington D.C. It premiered on Comedy Central as "Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong" that August.

Oswalt's latest album, "Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour," was released in September 2011. The extended and uncensored DVD of this special was released in April 2012, a few days after its television premiere on Comedy Central.

Fed up with the traditionally overpriced comedy club scene, Oswalt organized his very own stand-up tour in 2004. Called The Comedians of Comedy (a sly jab at other packaged tours like The Original Kings of Comedy), it featured Oswalt and fellow comics Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn and Zach Galifianakis. Shows were performed at smaller rock clubs and alternative venues in the hopes of bringing new and younger audiences out to see live comedy.

The tour was filmed and turned into a documentary in 2005, appropriately called "The Comedians of Comedy." It featured live stand-up material cut together with footage of the comics on the road -- checking into hotels, doing promotions, buying comic books and generally goofing off. A six-part behind-the-scenes series also ran on Comedy Central in 2005.

As an actor and voiceover artist, Oswalt has close to 60 film and television credits. He's had bit parts and character roles in movies ranging from "Magnolia" to "Blade: Trinity" to "Balls of Fury." His biggest break in film came in 2007, when director Brad Bird handpicked Oswalt as the voice of Remy the rat in the animated film "Ratatouille" after hearing the comic's first album.

On television, Oswalt is probably best known for his recurring role as Spence Olchin on "The King of Queens," which ran for nine seasons. In addition to that series, Oswalt has frequently appeared on "Reno 911!" and "Crank Yankers." He also provides voices for a number of cartoons, including "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Kim Possible," as well as video games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

In 2008, Oswalt became a regular guest on Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" on Comedy Central, decrying topics ranging from YouTube to Vice-President Dick Cheney.

In 2009, Oswalt played his first live action leading role as an obsessive New York Giants fan in the independent dark comedy "Big Fan."

He starred in the Showtime drama "The United States of Tara" as Neil, an employee of Four Winds Landscaping. He also provides the voice of Thrasher, a robot protagonist from the Cartoon Network show "Robotomy."

In 2011, Oswalt appeared in "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" and "Young Adult."

He originated the role of Billy Stanhope on "Two and a Half Men" in 2012. In 2013, he appeared in a CollegeHumor skit as the Penguin, a Batman villain. He also made a cameo appearance on an episode of "Parks and Recreation."

Patton Oswalt Videos

  • Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
  • Patton Oswalt's Tribute to His Late Wife Will Remind You What Matters Most

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  • How to book Patton Oswalt?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Patton Oswalt for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Patton Oswalt, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Patton Oswalt or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Patton Oswalt?

    Booking fees for Patton Oswalt, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Patton Oswalt, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Patton Oswalt?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Patton Oswalt for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patton Oswalt for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Patton Oswalt or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Patton Oswalt or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Patton Oswalt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Patton Oswalt for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Patton Oswalt generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Judah Friedlander, Brian Posehn, Richard Lewis, Kevin Nealon and Sinbad. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patton Oswalt for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
    Patton Oswalt's Tribute to His Late Wife Will Remind You What Matters Most

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