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‘I Love My Dad’ Cast on Creating Cringe Comedy: “This Is Either Going to Be a Success or It’ll Be a Fiasco”

On paper, the premise for I Love My Dad is not only ambitious but outright cringe. Inspired by a real experience from writer, director and star James Morosini, the film follows a desperate father (Patton Oswalt) who accidentally pulls off the catfish of the century, as he pretends to be someone else online in order […]

Patton Oswalt on Wokeness, Cancel Culture and His New Netflix Special

Patton Oswalt is, admittedly, hard to pin down. He’s an actor for hire, a writer for comics, a narrator of sitcoms. But at his core, Oswalt is a stand-up comic. On Sept. 20, he’ll release his fourth hour for Netflix, which he’s titled We All Scream. He serves as both an executive producer, along with […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Be Honored at Natural Resources Defense Council’s L.A. Comedy Benefit

Get ready for a Night of Comedy, L.A. The Natural Resources Defense Council is set to host its first L.A.-based fundraising comedy event. Scheduled for June 7 at NeueHouse Hollywood, Night of Comedy will fete Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her “extraordinary commitment and service to the planet,” as an activist and NRDC trustee. Presented in partnership […]

Netflix Greenlights Blumhouse Martial Arts Actioner ‘Absolute Dominion’

Netflix has greenlit Absolute Dominion, a sci-fi martial-arts action film from writer/director Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone). The film’s leads include Cameroon-born singer and actress Andy Allo (Upload) and German newcomer Désiré Mia, who will play Naya Olinga and Sagan, respectively. Better Call Saul actress Julie Ann Emery, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt, Bill […]

Patton Oswalt in ‘I Love My Dad’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

The actor co-stars with James Morosini in the latter's comic feature mining his own uncomfortable past.

Patton Oswalt Says He and Dave Chappelle “100 Percent Disagree About Transgender Rights, Representation”

Patton Oswalt is offering an apology and sharing some reflections on his longtime friendship with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle. Friday night on Instagram, Oswalt posted a photo alongside Chappelle and shared that after performing at the Seattle Center, Chappelle had texted him to come visit and do a guest set at the arena he was […]

Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer Lead Star-Studded Music Video for George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord”

A parade of stars is making sure that the 50th anniversary of George Harrison’s solo album All Things Must Pass isn’t passed over without a special tribute. A selection of more than 40 bold-faced names appears in a new music video for the album’s track “My Sweet Lord.” Directed by Lance Bangs, and executive produced by […]

‘Blade’ Writer Breaks Silence on That Wesley Snipes Strangulation Rumor

Among the many topics addressed by writer-producer-director David S. Goyer in The Hollywood Reporter‘s deep-dive career retrospective interview published Thursday is that whole Wesley Snipes fight rumor. The backstory: In 2012, Patton Oswalt (yes, he’s in this story too — didn’t see that coming, right?) told The AV Club about his experience working on the […]

‘Marvel’s MODOK’: TV Review

As vocal star and co-creator, Patton Oswalt brings the titular villain — Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing — to Hulu in 10-episode animated form.

Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt Urge Engagement in Georgia Runoffs: “Voting Is Happening Now”

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Patton Oswalt joined other comedians on Friday to power up a fundraiser seeking to improve voter registration and turnout in the Georgia runoff elections.

Wesley Snipes Denies Patton Oswalt’s Allegations He Was a Diva, Violent on ‘Blade: Trinity’ Set

"This is part of the challenges that we as African Americans face here in America — these microaggressions," says Snipes.

Patton Oswalt, Byron Mann to Voice Star in Animated Feature ‘Heroes of the Golden Masks’ (Exclusive)

Patton Oswalt and Byron Mann are set to voice star in Arcana Studios's animated feature 'Heroes of the Golden Masks.'