Glenn Howerton is hilarious, but A.P. Bio is more aware of the stories it's not telling than the ones it is

A.P. Bio knows what you’re expecting: A bitter, caustic intellectual who, after being forced into a teaching job he finds beneath him, discovers a newfound passion and a fresh sense of optimism thanks to the wide-eyed wonder of his students. It’s to creator Mike O’Brien’s benefit, then, that the pilot not only…

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At least Disney can finally make Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/X-Men/Avengers crossover dreams a reality

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the far-reaching consequences—some weird, many worrying—of Disney’s decision to buy a big chunk of 21st Century Fox this week, bringing any number of beloved properties under its omnipresent umbrella. Still, even as worries about media monopolization gnaw at our hearts, it’s…

More than anything, Happy! is a great second act for Chris Meloni

Even if you haven’t read Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s comic book, there’s a lot about Syfy’s Happy! adaptation that will feel familiar. The gritty underworld, an indifferent or oblivious populace, and the one man keeping the darkness at bay can all be found individually or in various combos on everything from…

Patton Oswalt goes slumming with some of Mike Huckabee’s terrible jokes again

Even if Patton Oswalt hadn’t just released a superb and wrenching stand-up special—which was preceded by the hilarious Talking For Clapping, and yes, a whole career in comedy and TV—he’d still be miles above Mike Huckabee’s “jokes,” i.e., tweeted musings that really only amuse the former governor.

In his new standup special, Patton Oswalt makes a triumphant return from Annihilation

There’s no better standup working today than Patton Oswalt, his observational skills turning anecdotes into painfully funny short stories, and insults into dizzyingly nimble tirades. For the first 35 minutes of his new Netflix special, Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, Oswalt is the comic we expect, even as his elaborately…

“You’ve got to walk yourself to the edge”: Patton Oswalt talks despair and defiance

Patton Oswalt made his name as a stand-up comedian mining absurdity from his life—sharply observed and frequently paired with deft pop culture allusions, cutting self-deprecation, and a zeal for obscenity. That has driven eight stand-up albums and specials, but his flair for the absurd has never been more devastating…

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Patton Oswalt responds to “bitter grub worms” commenting on his engagement

Last week, we reported that Patton Oswalt and actress Meredith Salenger had gotten engaged, more than a year after the death of Oswalt’s wife, Michelle McNamara. But while online response to the upcoming marriage has been largely positive, there’ll always be people ready and willing to police other people’s love, and…

Patton Oswalt writes movingly on the one-year anniversary of his wife’s death

“It’s awful, but it’s not fatal.” That’s the opening line, and recurring motif, of a letter comedian Patton Oswalt posted on Facebook yesterday, on the one-year anniversary of the death of his wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara. Over the last 12 months, Oswalt has been open about his grieving process: the pain,…

The internet is even scarier than usual in the trailer for Hulu’s Dimension 404

You’ve got to love a trailer that opens with Patton Oswalt saying “this is gonna suck” alongside some spooky narration from Mark Hamill, and that’s exactly what this trailer for Hulu’s Dimension 404 delivers. The show is a sci-fi-themed horror anthology, and each episode tells a story about a new internet-related…