Last week on ShyOneLung’s blog, S.O.L. was streaming some Bill Hicks. (I miss Hicks.) I commented that there’s nobody out there in standup comedy doing what Bill Hicks did.
I take that back. Patton Oswalt is rocking it in the Hicksian mode.
Hicks had his cigarettes, Oswalt has his booze. Hicks could channel a Prince-of-Darkness type vibe, whereas Oswalt’s shaggy good-naturedness is always on display. And while Hicks was a freaking genius, Patton Oswalt is merely smart.
But when it comes to razor-edged political commentary, off-the- wall sex stuff and a generally bent view of the world... yeah, I’m liking Oswalt.
He released a new CD this month, “Werewolves and Lollipops.” A track called “The Dukes of Hazzard” (in reference to George Bush and Dick Cheney) is available as a FREE MP3 by way of Download.com.
I recommend you click here and take full advantage of the freeness. After all, what else of value do you expect to get today for nothing?
(The photo above, by Sittered, is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.)