Monday, January 10, 2011

Uncle Touchy's Naked Puzzle Basement

Let me sum up:
Patton Oswalt comedies...

Let me splain:

I think this is the 3rd or 4th time I've mentioned Patton here. But I loves him. And he is the first comic I can remember making me laugh til I cried (his "Alvin and the Chipmunks" bit). I got to bond with my sister and her boyfriend over one of his shows this summer, but my husband was sadly absent. This week, however, we're going on a hot Patton date (after consuming some pho at nearby "A Dong." Heh). The show will be at the theatre where I briefly got to be a back-up dancer for Weird Al a couple years ago...geek-glee! And I thought my memories there couldn't get any better than sitting backstage with the "Fat" suit.

Anyhoo, I love the clip above because I was dying to see what Patton might say about Ratatouille in his act. I caught a couple interviews with him on the Disney channel before Ratatouille came out. Patton can be whimsical, but he's also surly as hell, and chatting with Disney's bubbly child hosts did not seem like his idea of a spendiforous day. Turns out he did die a little inside, but mostly due to the changes the movie wreaked with his Halloween celebrations. Plus the title quote almost makes my husband cry.

Odds on Patton talking about doing a book tour at the same time as Snooki?

~Geek out


  1. I've been following your blog for a while now, but have never commented. Couldn't resist any more - you were a dancer for Weird Al! That is so cool! :D

  2. Hehe, thanks! It was crazy fun. Eons ago Al noted on "Ask Al" that they recruit the Nirvana cheerleaders locally for every show. So a couple years ago when he was touring I called a local theatre where he was booked, somehow got ahold of the show promoter, and told him I was a thespian who'd be happy to show up with a pal to do the dance. He went for it...and we actually got paid! Hanging out back stage by all the costumes was like geek crack for me. It was one of the neatest, wackiest, most affirming experiences I've ever talked my way into!

  3. I love Patton as well; I once hurt my ribs so bad from laughing at his stand-up that I had to lie down and rest....anyway, cool post!