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Stand Down

Patton Oswalt's magical black man

Our new animated series shows that stand-up comedy isn't all laughs.

About This Episode

Today, The A.V. Club is excited to introduce a new video series, Stand Down. We’ve asked some of our favorite stand-up comedians to share a short anecdote about a memorably tough gig, which we re-create with animation.

Kicking it all off is the inimitable Patton Oswalt, who had a nice man completely decimate his material at a show early in his career. Next week: Maria Bamford has a rough experience on morning radio.

Filed Under: Comedy, Video