Patton Oswalt | The Joint | Las Vegas | December 2 |Tickets
Comedian Patton Oswalt started performing stand-up as a college student. He later found work on such TV shows as Seinfeld before joining the cast of The King of Queens in 1998. After the show ended in 2007, he later landed roles on United States of Tara and Justified. In addition to television, Oswalt has found success with such films as Ratatouille (2007) and Young Adult (2011). He is also one of the country’s most popular stand-up performers and received a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping.
Born on January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth, Virginia, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt is known for his work on such TV shows as The King of Queens and Veep as well as his own comedy specials. His distinctive first name is in honor of the famed General George Patton. The son of a marine officer, Oswalt moved around a lot in his early years. He and his family settled in Sterling, Virginia, in the mid-1970s. Oswalt later attended Broad Run High School.
After graduating from Broad Run, Oswalt enrolled at the College of William and Mary. It was during his college days that he discovered his love of stand-up comedy. Oswalt took the stage on an open mic night at a comedy club in Washington, D.C., during his summer break. After that moment, “I wanted to be out in clubs telling jokes, so every Friday afternoon, I’d finish my last class, drive off and do a gig,” he explained in an interview posted on his college website. “It paid for my rent in college, which was nice.”