My Weakness Is Strong
My Weakness Is Strong
by Patton Oswalt
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As a comedian, Patton has released three TV specials and, as of this writing, two critically acclaimed albums. Currently a series regular on Showtime's United States of Tara, he has also appeared as a guest star on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and on Flight of the Conchords on HBO. He's a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil. Patton will also appear in Steven Soderbergh's feature film The Informant and Observe and Report with Seth Rogen. Patton provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar's Oscar winning Ratatouille. He's also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, The Informant, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami. On TV he played Spence on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons, as well as appearing on Seinfeld, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!
|Audio CD Release Date:||August 25, 2009|
|Number Of Discs:||2|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 13 reviews|
|5. ||Whiskey and Weed and L.S.D.|
|6. ||The Sad Boy|
|7. ||The Oswalt Family Crest|
|10. ||Lofty Thoughts|
|12. ||Obama...And Time Travel...And Coolness...And The Last Racist|
|14. ||Sky Cake|
|15. ||Grocery Robots|
|17. ||The Magician|
|1. ||Hello Optimists (DVD)|
|2. ||Text (DVD)|
|3. ||Birth (DVD)|
|4. ||Fat (DVD)|
|5. ||Treadmill (DVD)|
|6. ||Whiskey And Weed And L.S.D.(DVD)|
|7. ||The Sad Boy (DVD)|
|8. ||The Oswalt Family Crest (DVD)|
|9. ||Rats (DVD)|
|10. ||Orgy (DVD)|
|11. ||Lofty Thoughts (DVD)|
|12. ||Obama...And Time Travel...And Coolness...And The Last Racist (DVD)|
|13. ||Demons (DVD)|
|14. ||Sky Cake (DVD)|
|15. ||Grocery Robots (DVD)|
|16. ||Airplane (DVD)|
|17. ||The Magician (DVD)|
|Average Customer Review: ( 13 customer reviews )
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
A very funny man gets his toys taken away Oct 20, 2009
Patton Oswalt dreaded morphing into the comic whose material becomes weak and clean after he gets sober, gets married, and has children. If anything, sobriety (or near-sobriety), a wife, and a child have made Oswalt more funny. He openly longs for Scotch and weed. His reflections on the immaturity and perpetual boyhood it requires to choose those things over responsibility brings out more intelligent and poignant comedy than his drunker days. That is, stability has sharpened rather than blunted Oswalt's comedy, and this album is his most refined thus far.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Inconsistent but very funny Aug 29, 2009
This album is no "Werewolves and Lollipops", but that recording is the most insanely hilarious stand-up comedy routine I've ever heard, so I guess I can't quite expect anything else to measure up to that. And some of the moments here ("Treadmill", "Rats", "Orgy") are every bit as funny as the stuff on W&L, so it still ranks as a pretty great routine. Fans of Oswalt's sick, smart humor will likely enjoy it a lot.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
His weakest material to date Jun 22, 2012
I'm a Patton Oswalt fan so I feel I have a good foundation of his material and sense of humor. I was extremely disappointed with this effort from him. It wasn't very funny and he's typically very funny. I would buy one of his other offerings instead.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
As the 3 star description says, It's OK Jun 03, 2010
By R. Reining
"Old School Zinger"
I first listened to Werewolves and Lollipops, and then went back and found Feeling Kinda Patton. I loved the former the first time through, and I still do. The latter took time to grow on me, but I've grown to love that one as well, though not as much as his sophomore effort. So when I heard he had a new comedy album coming out, I got really excited. But the product was a bit of a letdown. Patton Oswalt is a comic genius, and I don't say that lightly. Even jokes that I don't find funny have intelligent thought behind them, and that is, I think, what good comedy does, it draws you in and makes you wonder how a serious subject can be turned on its side and squeezed for it comedy value. A previous reviewer called this album "Incosistent," and I agree. However, as with all forms of entertainment, what is completely the worst and un-funniest thing to me might just as easily get someone else to laugh til it hurts.
It happens to all performers, and especially comedians, as big changes happen in their lives, especially when it comes to marriage and kids (some comedians even get away with talking EXCLUSIVELY about those two things). A lot more of this album is dedicated to talking about married life and not being able to drink scotch or smoke weed, as for me it isn't THAT funny, it's sort of a filler between the funnier bits (Text, Treadmill, and Orgy). Those are high points in album, sprinkled here and there with a funny observation, but overall it's a much weaker album to me than the two previous ones.
I've talked about what doesn't work for me in the album, but I have to tag it with this, and it's something that hasn't happened with Patton yet: He doesn't reuse material to strengthen an album. And for that I applaud him. A lot of times comedians will try to strengthen their set by throwing in one or two jokes from a previous album, and it borders on tacky when it happens. But Patton Oswalt has yet to do this, and it hasn't gone unnoticed by me at least. It takes courage to get on stage and talk about the things that make you think and put a humorous slant on them. So in closing, I guess I can't really recommend this, but at the same time, it's not unfunny enough to tell someone to stay away from. But I guess depending on how much you align with the new direction he's taken, you will either really enjoy it or be left with an "Eh" feeling after listening to it.
Love Patton Apr 06, 2013
By Arturo Ruiz
"Mad About Animation"
Hey, I told you on Facebook, Patton Oswalt, that I was going to buy some of your albums!
This album is pretty funny. Favorite bit: Sky cake
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