Review: ‘Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything’
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything delivers a hilarious and seemingly personal peek inside the world of this gifted comedian. Perhaps age and recent life experiences have shaped Oswalt has played a role in that, but the result is one the best stand-up specials of 2020. While I’m sure the comedian would refer to his various setups as “bits,” his rants seemed far from planned. Oswalt’s authenticity on stage made everyone feel as if we were having a casual chat with a life long friend. His comedy was relatable, and his message at times was touching.
No topics seemed too taboo for Oswalt. He even touches on losing his wife but manages to spin into a lesson on not being afraid of going towards love. It’s certainly a lesson that should resonate with everyone. Of course, he then proceeded to equate sex in your 50’s to being understaffed during the lunch rush at Mcdonalds. His ability to turn on a dime or hit the audience with an unexpected twist is what keeps the audience engaged. Oswalt’s command of the room is what makes his sets hysterical.
While I’m sure most are drawn to Netflix’s Stand-up Specials because of Seinfield or Chapelle, Oswalt’s special should vault right to the top of your queue starting May 19th. While those two iconic comedians both have recent specials that are strong, Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything is just better and much more relatable. You’ll see what I mean starting Tuesday.