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Mohr Stories – Patton Oswalt
PABLO: Patton Oswalt recently tweeted that going on Last [...]
"For a comedian, appearing on To Catch a Predator is a better career boost than Last Comic Standing."
-Patton Oswalt, tweeting about NBC's plans to bring back Last Comic Standing next summer with host Wanda Sykes.
Guest star extraordinaire Patton Oswalt will drop by Fox's promising new sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine this season. Oswalt, whose guest turn on Parks and Recreation last season yielded this magic, will play a fire marshal named Boone on the freshman series, according to Entertainment Weekly. His Boone will be forced to work with Andy Samberg's Det. Jake Peralta, though the two are known to have a history. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Parks producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor, and has featured guest stars like Fred Armisen and Andy Richter.
“Anything can happen,” says Alyson Levy on the Brooklyn set of the Adult Swim show she produces, The Heart, She Holler. “People can come back from the dead or, you know, maybe they weren't dead. We don't know. There's no reality to it. It's just the world unto this that has its own rules."
Tonight sees the return of grotesque soap opera-inspired live action comedy, which follows the debaucherous exploits of the inbred hillbilly family The Heartshes. Season one began with the emergence of Hurlan Heartshe (Patton Oswalt) from the cave he’s lived in all his life, following the death of his father (Jonathan Hadary). Hurlan is due to take [...]
Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, and Ian Roberts have joined the cast of The Kitchen Sink, a new horror-sci-fi-comedy, Deadline reports. The movie is being directed by Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection), written by Oren Uziel (the upcoming 22 Jump Street and Downtown Owl), and produced by Jonah Hill. Here's how the plot is described:
The action takes place in Dilford, a place where vampires were at the top of the social order, zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were in the middle. This all goes awry and it’s a battle, and it’s up to three reps of those groups to restore harmony.
Odenkirk, Oswalt, and Roberts are joining [...]