classic alternative comedy!!!
By - D8A -
patton's the man! heard him giving comedic guru advice on the comedy and everything else podcast was hilarious and true!!! great buy!
Wrapping Up a Hilarious Decade
Patton Oswalt has to be one of the top 10 funniest guys of the decade. Period. He has a reluctant yet snarky & hip take on life to make your side stitches bleed. He has great topics, effective language, and gets to his point. Hope he makes more albums. Terrific work, Patton.
I am a big Patton Oswalt fan, but I'm not going to applaud this latest effort. I gave it the two stars, only because I did laugh a couple of times. AND because it is an interesting character study. If you had followed his previous albums, you would say Patton is a pretty joyful guy, overall. Critical and observant, yet mostly joyful and spirited. Now we see a reverse side, a polar side to this lovable guy. He has a darkness about him, which to me had previously gone unnoticed.
Let me stop before I go off the deep end, peering into each and every corner of Patton's media presence and just say that, really, I think that Patton is just going through a hard time. He felt the pressures of fatherhood and of increasing fame and fortune, and needed to do something creative in order to rid himself of some of the swirling monstrosity of life that we all have to deal with at times. According to Patton himself, his life was filled with drinking, LSD swallowing, and smoking pot. Now, he has to deal with sober reality. Performing new material, however lazily created, was his way of coping.
Or maybe I'm just an obnoxious, over-critical dbag, who should be reading a book or folding laundry from the pile of laundry that I right now am laying on, typing away on rights and wrongs as if I were someone to listen to.
The main point that I should be getting to is that, as a comedy album, it seems tired and to use an adjective I already used, unspirited. Personally, I recommend Matt Braunger's new CD, Soak Up The Night, as a way to get the laughs you had expected from the Patton album. I still have faith in Patton and I hope that fatherhood will give him great material for the next. I think this is just a lull in the transformation. I'm going to shut up now. Bye bye.
Oswalt underwhelms with disappointing follow-up album.
I am saddened to see another top comic begin to be ruined by fatherhood even before his child is born. I like Patton Oswalt a lot, and this material has many of the qualities I enjoy about Patton Oswalt's style, but overall it does not rate with his two brilliant previous albums.
Patton Oswalt only gets funnier. I've never heard anybody who can rant better than this guy. He's not just a comedian, but a true storyteller... and his stories will have you laughing so hard you can't catch your breath. Highly recommended.
Still killing it
Patton is one the the best stand-ups out there right now. "Werewolves And Lollipops" is great and this album is just as good. Lots of brilliant tracks specifically "Sky Cake".
Oh, Patton... WHY ARE YOU SO DELICIOUS?!
By A Big Coconut
Patton put together a very good album that gets really picks up in the last half. The best bits are the ones are Whiskey, Family Crest, Orgy, Obama, Grocery Robots, Airplane, The Magician.
By Colby Freezie
I've never even heard of this guy and simply bought this album from reviews. This was probably the biggest waste of my parents money period. If you really want to laugh I'd recommend Dane Cook's albums or Jim Gaffigan's king baby.
This album is weak
Not his best work. He previous two albums were brilliant. This one is weak. He's still has a way with words ad phrases, but the material isn't great. It feels like an album put together to make $, not build on his work. Perhaps the fame has affected his act.
Patton Oswalt - My Weakness Is Strong
Once again, Patton Oswalt delivers a delightful stream of bitterness and hilarity that shocks and entertains. While his material is laden with profanity, it isn't about swearing for swearing's sake, rather the words are used as either punctuation or to paint a detailed picture. I love it!