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'The Heart, She Holler' Returns to Adult Swim December 1st

The third season of The Heart, She Holler just got a premiere date. Adult Swim announced today that the newest season of the Patton Oswalt-starring show will premiere on Monday, December 1st at 12:30am, with new episodes each weeknight until the finale on Wednesday, December 10th. Oswalt, Heather Lawless, and Amy Sedaris will all return for the new season alongside newly added cast member Scott Adsit and special appearances from David Cross, Steve Little, Jon Glaser, and more. In a statement, series creators/writers/directors John Lee and Vernon Chatman said: "When we showed season three of The Heart She Holler to a large family of monkeys, they immediately stopped [...]

Patton Oswalt Has Written a Book About His Addiction to Movies

Patton Oswalt has a second book in the works. Recently, Amazon posted the pre-order page for his upcoming book titled Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film. Here's the book's official description:

New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol, or sex. It was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff, absorbing classics [...]

Patton Oswalt and Pete Holmes Have a Sleepover in "4 AM Thoughts"

Here's the newest installment of The Pete Holmes Show's "4 AM Thoughts," in which Holmes is joined in bed by Patton Oswalt to take turns reciting delirious thoughts about the X-Men, romantic comedies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more.

Watch Patton Oswalt and Scott Aukerman Kindly Agree to Disagree

Here's a clip from Thursday's season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang! where Scott Aukerman and guest star Patton Oswalt switch roles and launch into a new show-within-a-show Agree to Disagree with Patton Oswalt, totally proving that despite their many differences, their friendship is forever.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, and Will Hines Do 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, Will Hines

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Should All Standup Comics Write Their Own Jokes?

I was thirteen when I first saw a comic glance at his notes on stage, and I remember wondering why I was surprised to see this. Did you think he was making all this up on the spot? I asked myself. Well, I guess I did. Years later, when I began regularly attending comedy shows and would end up seeing the same set a dozen times a year, I began to have a similar feeling. What, I again asked myself, did you think comedians come up with a new routine for every show? Well, I guess I did. After all, isn’t that the rouse that so many standups employ in [...]

Why Patton Oswalt's Taking a Social Media Break

"There's a portal to a shadow planet in my right hand, the size of a deck of cards, and I can't keep myself from peeling off one card after another, looking for a rare ace of sensation."

-Patton Oswalt in an insightful Facebook post explaining why he's taking a three-month break from social media to go do other stuff.

Patton Oswalt Learns the Surprising Truth About His Online Haters

Patton Oswalt is no stranger to internet haters and harassment, and in this new video for Funny or Die he attempts to sabotage a "Patton-Hater Meetup Group" only to discover that returning the hate isn't as easy as he thought it would be.

Patton Oswalt and Billy Eichner Play "Does Shakira Know What This Is?"

Here's a clip from this week's Billy on the Street, where Eichner and guest Patton Oswalt passionately talk about how underrated Ratatouille is before diving into a very heated game of "Does Shakira Know What This Is?"

Watch Patton Oswalt's 'True Detective' Parody

Here's the internet's five millionth True Detective parody, but this one was made by Comedy Central and stars Patton Oswalt. Oswalt is the latest well-known comedian to release a parody of the HBO crime show, following in the footsteps of Joel McHale and Jim Rash and Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen.

Patton Oswalt Explains His Three-Month Social Media Break

"Maybe it's because this younger generation doesn't have the demarcation we have—of a world before cell phones and then after. It was always there for them. So it's not a novelty. And thus has less power. They don't remember the endorphin rush of sudden connectivity, like when people my age first logged onto dial-up Internet and, after 10 minutes, sheepishly searched for their own name. Or the first time we received an email. And when those things happened on our phones? It was like the apes touching the monolith at the beginning of 2001."

- Patton Oswalt explains why he took a break from all social media this summer [...]

Patton Oswalt Squares Off with General Zod in a New 'Superego' Video

Last week, Nerdist started releasing animated videos of sketches from the comedy podcast Superego, and here's the latest one featuring Superman villain General Zod (voiced by Chris Tallman) arguing with his legal defender (voiced by Patton Oswalt). This is the second of an initial run of five Superego sketches Nerdist is releasing, with the sketches continuing to drop every Tuesday.

Patton Oswalt Presents Jimmy Kimmel with a Webby Award on Horseback

Last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live was briefly interrupted when Webby Awards host Patton Oswalt valiantly rode in on a white steed to present him with an award for his prank twerking video from last year. Hopefully Oswalt uses this setup for all talk show appearances going forward.

Watch Patton Oswalt in the First Clip from 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 3

Here's the first clip IFC has released from the third season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, which premieres on Friday, May 8th. It's part of an interview in which Scott Aukerman and Star Wars enthusiast Patton Oswalt discuss J.J. Abrams's new Star Wars movie, which sounds like it'll be right up the fans' alley.