Patton Oswalt: Annihilationis a deeply personal and powerful stand-up special that dives into recent developments in Patton’s life, following the passing of his wife, and how he worked through the pain and grief by finding humor. Oswalt also explores topics including the angst of social media, the current political climate and being tricked by robocalls. Filmed at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre, the one-hour stand-up special originally premiered globally on October 17 on Netflix. This new special came off the heels of Patton’s Emmy award-winning comedy special, Talking for Clapping.
Patton Oswalt is a stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and writer known for his roles on The King of Queens, voicing Remy in the film Ratatouille, Young Adult, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theatre 3000and comedy albums such as Talking for Clapping, My Weakness Is Strong and Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time.
Annihilation is Patton’s 8th comedy album and the first released by Comedy Dynamics.
“Patton is truly an icon by any definition of the word and it’s always an honor to work with the greats.” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is one of the largest independent comedy production and distribution companies, producing Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the new scripted comedy on Hulu, There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage. In 2018, Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters starting with the acclaimed documentary, Poop Talk. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Katt Williams and many more. In total, 12 of Comedy Dynamics’ releases have been Grammy-nominated, with 2 wins.
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