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As laugh luminaries have proven, parenthood makes for some awesome jokes. Patton Oswalt entered fatherhood before recording his fourth album, and his new muse proves sidesplitting—especially when he brings in jokes about parents in sweatpants. He also revels in the hilarity of how his own mother and father use their newfound grandparent roles to defend the outdated parenting methods they practiced on Oswalt and his brother in the ‘70s. But those jokes are just the tip of the iceberg; Oswalt’s at his best when sharing the kind of jaded acrimony that would make Louis C.K. blush. Trying to describe the hilarity that ensues when he opines that a monkey in a Napoleon hat should advertise Jennifer Aniston’s next romantic comedy would prove futile; you have to hear him tell the joke with his unapologetic aging-hipster cynicism. Other notable moments are like Oswalt’s version of MAD magazine’s “Lighter Side” column. Nobody is safe from his sardonic wit, especially circus folk, strippers, the morbidly obese, goths, Axl Rose, and Jesus.

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The next Eddie Murphy!

Remember how Eddie Murphy was raw and edgy and then became a family man and totally mellowed out? That's what we have with "Finest Hour." I'm a huge fan of Patton Oswalt. I like how he dresses up his cynicism, sarcasm and self-depracation with his English Lit. vocabulary. However, this album felt like a diluted version of the razor sharp comedy I've come to expect from him. Tracks 6 and 7 provide some of the better laughs on the album. Patton's humor has definitely been shaped by fatherhood.

Personally, I think the best comedy albums are recorded in night clubs, with an intimate setting and a small audience. That creates more of a connection between audience and performer than in a large theatre like on this album. Perfect examples: Oswalt's "222" and "Warewolves and Lollipops" albums. If you don't own those, GET THEM TODAY!

Overall, I'm not disappointed I got the album. It's good.

So funny - as always.

Better than "Werewolves and Lollipops", maybe not quite as funny as "My Weakness is Strong".

I listen to a ton of stand-up on my iPod while I'm out walking the dog, and this had me laughing out loud. One of the best comedy albums I've bought this year.

I disagree with the previous review; just because a guy talks about his kids doesn't mean he's loosing his edge. Buy this album - you'll love it.


Born: January 27, 1969 in Portsmouth, VA

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Comedian Patton Oswalt translated his acerbic, defiantly absurdist sensibility into surprising mainstream success, enjoying a thriving television and film career without dulling his edge. Born January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Oswalt initially pursued a career as a writer, and also worked as a paralegal before performing his first open-mike gig at the Washington, D.C., club Garvin's in the summer of 1988. He began his professional standup career the following year and in 1992 relocated to...
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