What Patton Oswalt wants to do once the pandemic is over
He wishes to see a motion picture with complete strangers. He wishes to be all ears on discussions.
Post pandemic, the comic informs CNN, “I’d definitely like to travel. I would definitely like to be able to, you know obviously for me, it’s getting on the road doing standup. It’s seeing a movie in a theater for God’s sake. Sitting in a café in the morning and having a cup of coffee and just kind of writing and listening to the people around me.”
Oswalt is particularly itching to return on phase.
“I’m definitely missing the club,” he states. “I’m missing the hang and especially the whole feel of it. Hopefully when the pandemic is over and I get to go on stage, it’ll be such a treat for me that that excitement will translate to the audience, you know?”
“There does seem to be this general sense of like, it’s harder to pull myself out of the swamp in the morning of sleep just because I’m getting up to be in my house,” he states.
However compared the battles numerous others are dealing with today, he includes, “I guess I’m okay.”
In the meantime, he’s attempting his hand at virtual funny, and will heading a program on Feb. 20 for RushTix. A part of the occasion’s profits will go to Alice’s Children. Oswalt’s typical procedure, he states, is to bullet point loose jokes then work them out in front of an audience. He would bounce around from Largo to The Funny Shop to The Improv all in one night, attempting jokes up until they land right.
“Now I kind of have to work it out in my head over and over again,” he states. “It’s kind of a new, just different process.”
Oswalt states he hopes he will rapidly “fall into a groove” on the virtual program, where he’ll carry out a complete hour of brand-new product. He’s long ago found out how to adjust to his environment.
“I’ve been doing it long enough that you just adjust,” he states. “I’ve done standup in way worse situations. So I try to just remember all the bad gigs in my path I’ve done have given me some perspective on ‘this definitely could be way worse.’ So I’m just going to roll with it.”
After that, he’s simply intending to discover some sense of normalcy. And possibly see a motion picture.
“My mind is so shredded by quarantine,” he chuckles, “I’m sorry. I don’t have any other thoughts.”
Oswalt will carry out an interactive night of stand-up funny and commentary, with Q&A on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. A part of the occasion’s profits will go to Alice’s Children.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.