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Friday, April 20th, 2012

Here's a 20-Year-Old Video of Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron Doing Standup and Dressing Silly

There is something quaint, almost reassuring, about watching Patton Oswalt as a stammering host, wearing a white on white ensemble, nervously spinning his wristwatch with his left hand while gripping the microphone tightly with his right. The video is from 1993, before really either Oswalt or Maron had been doing standup for too long, and it's nice to see them before their respective Oscar buzz and New York Times profiles. The video comes from former comedian Marty Higgens's Vimeo channel, where there is also the below video of Patton Oswalt wearing a backwards hat and a red blazer, which I assume he purchased from J.C. Penny's Do The Right Thing Collection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jess-Lane/4200405 Jess Lane

    I don't see any difference between what they're wearing in this video and the stuff LA stand-ups wear now.

    Also I can't imagine what comedy would be like if all the comics I know got to smoke on stage. But I can't wait to find out. I am officially going to start a smoker's only show in my backyard.

    Do you think his friend "Louie" is Louis CK?

    I could write a book about just this video. I guess I'll stop now.