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Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping2016

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016)

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On stage in San Francisco, the comedian covers topics like old people getting drugs, his worst stand-up set, gay proms and a horrible birthday clown.

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Critic Reviews for Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Throughout, both Oswalt's more angry, passionate pieces and his observational material are uniformly sharp and confident.

July 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Mr. Oswalt is an amiable presence, a highly sardonic but fairly low-key comedian of the observational/confessional variety... What he's not is hungry. He exhibits little regard for comic timing.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Oswalt is as much story-teller as joke-spinnder and this 2016 performance is rambling and discursive in the best sense.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Talking for Clapping is a gem.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The veteran tells the tale of the worst set he ever had, in Roanoke, Virginia in 1990. It's mostly been up from there, as the jovial-while-enraged Oswalt explains with a gift for storytelling and relatable punch lines.

July 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Oswalt knows how good he is at his job. Good enough to thread bits of sociopolitical commentary in among other material about his failings as the man of the house and a pitch perfect closer that tells of the worst birthday clown of all time.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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