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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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Patton Oswalt Names His Dream Comedy-to-Drama Crossovers

"Something gritty. Something early-70s. Boston. Icy grime. Low-stakes larceny, with her psyche as collateral. I don’t think there’s anything Amy can’t do."

- Patton Oswalt in a new piece for New Republic, in which he nominates Maria Bamford, Kevin James, Martin Short, Amy Poehler (above), and Eric Idle as the comedy actors he'd most like to see make the jump to more dramatic roles.

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.

Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt to Appear on 'Modern Family'

The Modern Family cast and crew are filming a vacation episode in Las Vegas prior to their bigger trip to Australia next month, and both Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt are set to guest star with them in Sin City. According to TV Guide, Armisen will play "one half of a gay couple who'll have fun with Mitch and Cam" named Langham, and Oswalt will play "a magician named Ducky Schindler who crosses paths with Phil." The episode will air on ABC sometime this spring, but Oswalt's already won this round for Best Modern Family Bit Character Name.

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.

Read a Great Piece Patton Oswalt Wrote About Bill Hicks

"Bill Hicks had to make his voice heard through the amorphous, ever-shifting fog of Reagan-era comfort and complacency. Comedy club audiences in the 80’s actually thought they were being revolutionary and dangerous, listening to a sport-coated, sleeves-rolled-up comedian railing against the absurdities of airplane food, the plot holes on Gilligan’s Island and the differences between cats and dogs. Like Kurt Vonnegut’s Kilgore Trout, laying down world-saving truths in the pages of disposable stroke magazines, Bill Hicks was trying to light the way into the 21st century – on the stained-carpet stages of strip mall chuckle huts, usually following a juggler."

-Patton Oswalt in a piece he published today on his blog [...]