Since our last episode with Patton Oswalt was so rudely interrupted, we have asked him back on to discuss his upcoming special, Finest Hour. Unfortunately, in true Comedy Bang Bang fashion we receive an unexpected visit from a stranger so strange I can't even begin to describe who he is, what he does, or how he got to the studio. Our apologies to Patton Oswalt purists: We promise (but cannot guarantee) to have him back soon on a far less gassy episode.
Episode 118 — Hologram Toes
Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:35 AM
I love it when Patton and Scott develop these psychological origins for the character. It was hilarious in episode 99 with Don Demillo and the whore-house he grew up in, and it was hilarious here when they found the roof connection.
Fantastic stuff. Patton is a great guest and Pepitone was a great improviser.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:27 AM
Patton is right. Eddie Pepitone should be a household name. Since he didn't plug his own podcast "The Long Shot" , I thought I'd throw it out there for anybody who wants to here more of Eddie. The show consists of Sean Conroy, Eddie, Amber Kenny, and Jamie Flam. It is probably in my top 3 favorite podcasts with CBB and NNF.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:22 AM
Cosign to Julia Hays, and I'll just add that this is the first time I actually have just fast forwarded to the plugs section (this character was even worse than Bro the drug dealer)
Missing me some Cake Boss, ALW, Hewell Howser, Don Demillo et al....
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:47 PM
Patton is by far the best guest to have along with a character guest. He gladly throws his own interview out the window to keep pursuing the character guest for further depths of hilarity. Kudos Patton! (And Eddie as well, also great on this episode).
Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:36 PM
Excellent show, as always. The haters' words are worth only what they paid for this podcast.
Also, new catch phrase proposal: "What's up, Dot hog?" A quasi-dyslexic play on words, plus a probing question for someone who won't share their rainbow-colored gumdrop candies.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:06 PM
I find it fascinating that people who I DO find really funny (like Scott Aukerman) cite as their inspiration people who I do not find funny at all (Patton Oswalt). I find Patton pretty interesting and I'm sure he's an awesome guy, but yeah... I've never really laughed at anything he's said.
I'm trying to express this as.. just.. a point. Not a criticism or anything.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:39 PM
Eddie Pepitone is such a mensch. He usually focuses on solipsism, indulgence, medicating, and rage - themes central to the American experience. A morbidly obese Homeland Security Marshall, who worries about projecting, eating mashed potatoes with a handgun. In a friggin' nutshell, Eddie.
Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:00 AM
@BenV - I feel the same about Patton. He's a very pleasant presence on-mic and I find him likable and smart and I like that he's successful but he doesn't make me laugh a whole lot in conversation (although, to be fair, quite a lot of the time it seems like he's not actually trying to). I think it's because he never seems to say anything which surprises me. Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick are the same. Nice guys, fun and funny, but not funnier than your average jokester when it comes to banter.
But then you have your some-kind-of-geniuses like your Howard Kremers and your Tig Notaros. And your Eddie Pepitone, who, even when he's playing pure repulsiveness like he was with Oswalt and Scottabot on this episode, cracks my shit up big time. It's not that every single line was a gem, it's that enough of them were to keep me hanging on. With these people there's a thrill at hearing them be a step or five ahead of what I'm thinking. The thrill of the original thought at the speed of hilarity. The thrill of the unpredictable.