Patton Oswalt: Off the Page

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Patton Oswalt: Off the Page

Past Event: Saturday, January 31, 2015

At Town Hall Seattle

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Patton Oswalt is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. He has released five TV specials and five critically acclaimed comedy albums, including two Grammy-nominated releases, My Weakness Is Strong and Finest Hour.

Oswalt has also appeared on many television shows and in more than twenty films, including Young AdultBigFan, and Ratatouille. He lives in Los Angeles.

In January 2015 his newest book, Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, will be released. In Oswalt’s own words, Silver Screen Fiend is “the dorkiest addiction memoir ever.” It tells the story of his early days in the comedy scene of Los Angeles. After moving to LA, he constantly hung out at the New Beverly Cinema, absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases. The movies he views inform his notions of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships, and the colorful cast of characters he meets at the New Beverly, fill in the rest.

Silver Screen Fiend illuminates the larger history of the American comedian, offering historical context for today’s current comedic scene—and at its core, is a memoir about learning and developing a craft. Already a beloved fixture on the comedy stage, on television, and in film—not to mention his 1.8 million Twitter followers—Patton Oswalt announces, with his second book, that he’s also here to stay, on the page.

Tickets to this event will include a copy of Silver Screen Fiend. George Meyer, a producer and writer for The Simpsons, will moderate the Q&A.

 

Links

Patton Oswalt’s homepage
The New York Times: Patton Oswalt: By The Book
NPR: How ‘Star Wars’ Helped Patton Oswalt Beat His Movie Addiction
Esquire: Patton Oswalt: The ESQ&A
The LA Times: Book review: ‘Zombie Spaceship Wasteland’ by Patton Oswalt
Vulture: Patton Oswalt on a Lifetime of Reading Stephen King Books

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Accessibility

Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. To make a request for open captioning, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: for events at Town Hall Seattle, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services.

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Wheelchair Accessible Seating and Accessible Restrooms are available in all sections at Town Hall Seattle, which is fully accessible to ticket holders with physical mobility concerns. Guide and service dogs are also welcome. Town Hall Seattle recommends that visitors use the 8th Avenue Entrance for events in the Great Hall, and elevators with Braille signage go to all levels within the Hall. The venue has 18 all-gender restrooms, as well as ADA-accessible restrooms on the lobby and Forum level. For more details on accessibility features, click here.

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