Sorry to Bother You Is Casting All Your Faves in a Magical-Realist Drama That Tackles Racism and Capitalism
Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You is stacking up a seriously impressive cast, including Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Patton Oswalt, and David Cross.Read More
The WGA Awards got pretty weird.Read More
Here's a new trailer for The Circle, a movie based on Dave Eggers' chilling science fiction novel of the same name.Read More
DC Comics and IDW Team Up On Love is Love Comics Anthology to Benefit Survivors of Orlando Pulse Shooting
The June 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was one of the most tragic events of this year, sending an arrow through the heart of the LGBTQIA community. There have been several tributes already, too. Now, two of the biggest publishers in comics are joining forces to create an anthology to benefit the survivors of that horrible event.Read More
Real-life superhero Jessie Graff (who we're all kind of in love with here) had the best red-carpet pose at the Emmy Awards last night.Read More
Samantha Bee and Patton Oswalt Go Behind the Smoke and Mirrors of Crisis Pregnancy Centers on Full Frontal
Samantha Bee and Patton Oswalt Examine Crisis Pregnancy Centers
We are truly in a Golden Age of late-night comedy news commentary. This week, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee examined the nefarious world of "crisis pregnancy centers," which are basically fronts for non-medical personnel to convince vulnerable women to not have abortions. Bee did this with a little help from the hilarious Patton Oswalt.Read More
Keep circulating the URL.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival Kickstarter is nearing its end, and it hasn't quite crossed the necessary $5 million mark needed to produce a full season of 12 episodes. Don't lose hope yet, though! The campaign is closing out with a telethon with the new cast, other celebrities, and hopefully some of your cash.Read More
Following close on the heels of the announcement that Felicia Day will a mad scientist character, the MST3K reboot has announced another big casting decision: Patton Oswalt will be the son of TV's Frank.Read More
That's a whole lot of bad in one town.
Horror flick fans, this one is for you. Sony Pictures has just released a red-band trailer for its upcoming horror/comedy film Freaks of Nature, which follows three teenagers—a human, a vampire and a zombie—who must work together when aliens invade their small town.Read More
Twitter Harassment Is Not Just a Joss Whedon Problem: The Age of Ultron Director Explains Why He Deleted His Account
Buzzfeed has asked the Avengers: Age of Ultron director why he left Twitter, and "harassment from feminists" was not his answer.Read More
Sadly, it's not that he's a wizard.
Patton Oswalt had an incredibly visible Twitter presence until June of this year. He spent his time telling jokes, getting crap for telling jokes, joking that he'd made jokes that would've gotten him crap, and getting crap for those jokes. He needed a break from all the crap, so he took the summer off, and now he's back to tell us what we're all missing in the real world.Read More
Guess I'm going to start watching SHIELD again.
Despite having an entire comic book universe (which there's usually a conspicuous lack of) to draw on for its nerd-cred, Agents of SHIELD is going straight to the source by having Patton Oswalt guest star on the show. He'll be taking on the role of agent Eric Koenig and likely hugely disappointing everyone by not becoming a series regular.Read More
Moustaches, sobbing, sepia. Repeat.
The 2014 Spirit Awards were last Saturday, and Patton Oswalt lightened up the evening with a sketch pitching the Indie-Izer, an app that "takes any big budget Hollywood crowd-pleasing blockbuster and turns it into a micro-budgeted mumblecore digital download.”Read More
Jerry Seinfeld Asked Patton Oswalt Who His Favorite Superhero Is, and How He Would Kill Superman—in a DeLorean
We're a little surprised by his answer.
Comedy nerds are probably already familiar with Jerry Seinfeld's brilliant webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but I think regular nerds will like this week's episode too. It features Patton Oswalt talking about his favorite superhero, killing Superman, and they drive around in a DeLorean.Read More
Patton Oswalt is very good at Twitter. #RealTalk
The above tweet is funny. I promise you. Out of context it looks like comedian Patton Oswalt decided to go on an Orson Scott Card level rant, but instead what he did was actually brilliant. Yesterday Oswalt sent out a string of tweets that pushed the limits of the medium, proving why he's one of the best there is.Read More
The female part is still pretty underwritten, though.
What's better than seeing Patton Oswalt's stunning eight minute pitch for a Star Wars/Marvel Universe/Clash of the Titans film franchise crossover? Seeing it animated for the Nerdist Youtube channel by Daniel Spellman in honor of Geek Week. This is everything I ever wanted in anything.Read More
Fox didn't consult us about the cast of Axe Cop, but if they did this is probably what we would have come up with.
Did you know that Nick Offerman wasn't officially Axe Cop until yesterday? I mean -- we've
seen heard him be Axe Cop, but no one could officially say it until yesterday because of Offerman's deal with NBC and Axe Cop is a Fox project. Now, though, not only is that thing we already knew confirmed to be a thing that is, there are even more Axe Cop casting details and they're all amazing.
Things We Saw Today
Patton Oswalt Tells the Story Of A Magical Black Man Who Haunted His Early Career
Patton Oswalt is known for a lot of things like acting, writing, and voicing cartoon rodents, but he is first and foremost a brilliant standup comedian. That's not always an easy life, especially when you're first starting out. In the first episode of the new series Stand Down by The Onion A.V. Club, Oswalt recounts the tale of a magical black man who haunted his early career. The story is better than the animation itself, but they come together nicely.Read More