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Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017)

Patton Oswalt, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.

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Bobcat Goldthwait

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Patton Oswalt
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Patton Oswalt, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пэттон Освальт: Уничтожение See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Marlowe Productions See more »
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Patton Oswalt was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category for Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017), but lost to John Mulaney for John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018). See more »

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Patton Oswalt: It's chaos. Be kind. ~ Michelle Eileen McNamara
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References Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) See more »

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Chinese Translation
written by M. Ward (as Matthew Stephen Ward)
performed by M. Ward
published by Kobalt Music Services America, Inc. (KMSA)
on behalf of Crooked Spine Music (ASCAP)
courtesy of Merge Records by arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Patton Oswalt can muster so much more than this...

Patton Oswalt is a funny comedian, for sure.

But this 2017 show was just too much focused on easy jabs at Donald Trump, which didn't really sit well with me. Now, I am by no means not a supporter or fan of Trump in any way, but he is just too much of an easy target for jokes. So the fun part sort of sinks into the sand.

There are some good jokes here and there about various topics, but they were not sufficient to raise the stand-up show out of the mediocrity gutter, after Oswalt sank it with his Donald Trump tirade.

And "Annihilation" was also somewhat of a trip into Patton Oswalt's personal experiences, such as when he talked about the loss of his wife.

This is, unfortunately, the type of stand-up comedy show that you will watch once and probably never again.


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