22 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“I'm drunk, here we go!” shouts Patton Oswalt to kick off his third album. But the comic comes off as the sanest man in the room while riffing caustically on his grievances (Republicans, Cirque du Soleil, birthdays) and nerdy preoccupations (Star Wars, four-star chefs) throughout this surgically precise 2006 show in Austin, Texas. And when Oswalt mercilessly confronts a heckler during a carefully calibrated bit about birth control, the miscreant doesn't stand a chance.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“I'm drunk, here we go!” shouts Patton Oswalt to kick off his third album. But the comic comes off as the sanest man in the room while riffing caustically on his grievances (Republicans, Cirque du Soleil, birthdays) and nerdy preoccupations (Star Wars, four-star chefs) throughout this surgically precise 2006 show in Austin, Texas. And when Oswalt mercilessly confronts a heckler during a carefully calibrated bit about birth control, the miscreant doesn't stand a chance.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
139 Ratings
139 Ratings
J. Gilbert ,

Patton is brilliant as always, but BOO to iTunes.

I purchased this CD the day it was released from iTunes. Listened, and laughed harder than I ever have in my life. Kudos to Patton for another great job. Unfortunately I can't say the same for iTunes. I found out a few days after I made my purchase that if you bought the actual CD it came with a bonus DVD of live material. iTunes did not include the bonus video. Shame on you iTunes. Now I have to go buy the real CD in stores. That's the only thing preventing me from giving this 5 stars. If you want the whole package, go to your nearest record store and buy it that way.

stuporfly ,

Because life is too short to have to suffer through Dane Cook

We got our copy a day early with neat-o stickers thanks to Sub Pop's pre-order service. After spinning 222 over and over for the past few years, it's fantastic to have some brand new Patton Oswalt in our lives. Our five year old daughter loved 'Ratatouille', but we'll obviously have to keep this part of Patton's life a closely guarded secret at least until she's nine or ten. Buy this hilarious album on CD and you get a DVD, which is sort of a slow burn, but really gets going after a while.

And now, I'm off to buy some grey drapes.

nlarocca3 ,

Laugh-out Loud Sophomore Album.


Well, I bought this album at about 10:13 last night (iTunes put it up a little early) and listened to the whole thing. I have to say that Oswalt is one of the few comedians that can make me laugh out loud. He demonstrates a refinement that puts him a notch above Dane Cook or Larry the Cable Guy, even comparable with comedy greats such as David Cross, Mitch Hedberg, Brian Posehn, and Louis C.K. His well-placed use of gibberish, hilarious voices, and humorous observations combine to form a sophomoric laugh-fest that is this C.D. If you can't afford to invest 10 bucks in the whole thing, the best tracks are, in no particular order: America Has Spoken, Death Bed, and Cirque du Soleil, although I urge you to buy the entire thing, as it offers a more coherent vision of this madman's twisted sense of humor.

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