VIDEO: Patton Oswalt Spoofs 'True Detective' in New Comedy Special Promo
Following Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen recent parody of the HBO drama series 'True Detective, comedian Patton Oswalt shared his own spoof of the hit show portraying the role Matthew McConaughey's Detective Rust Cohle.
The clip is a promo for his upcoming Comedy Central special, "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time." Check it out below!
Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Patton Oswalt returns to Comedy Central in the network television premiere of "Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time" debuting on the network on Sunday, April 6, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special will be available in advance of the on-air premiere on Tuesday, April 1 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.
In his latest stand-up special, Oswalt covers the trials and tribulations of frozen food, a failed outing with a prostitute, fatherhood and beyond. All of that, combined with a packed house at San Diego's Spreckels Theater during Comic-Con, makes this an unforgettable special that is surely Oswalt at his best.
"Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time" extended and uncensored edition will be available for download on CC: Stand-Up Direct on Tuesday April 1. It will be available on iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Target, and also as a CD/DVD combo, on April 8. The digital album will be available via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other major retailers on April 8.
As a comedian, Oswalt has shot four TV specials and recorded four critically acclaimed albums, including "Finest Hour," which received a Grammy nomination in 2011 for "Best Comedy Album." In 2009, he received his first Grammy nomination for his album "My Weakness Is Strong."
In addition to his Grammy-nominated stand-up work, Oswalt has also found success on the big screen. In December he appeared in the comedy "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller. In 2012, Oswalt was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for his brilliant performance in Jason Reitman's film "Young Adult," starring Charlize Theron. In 2009, he received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel's "Big Fan," which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award; Oswalt earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance. On the small screen, Oswalt is known for his many memorable guest roles on TV shows, including "Parks and Recreation" (2013 TV Critics' Choice Award winner), "Portlandia," "Justified," "Two and a Half Men," and as the narrator of ABC's new comedy "The Goldbergs."