Patton Oswalt’s Favorite Non-Performance Performance


“I knew how amazing Seattle audiences could be, but at a music festival as friendly, ambling, and all over good-vibey as Bumbershoot? They were an opium addict’s vision of the perfect crowd, a “What if comedy were this fucking fun?” ideal, passed like wistful folklore among comedians who’d suffered through hell gigs in Pittsburgh or Boston. I can still remember the Monday night after that long weekend, when the other comics and I were drinking like test pilots back at the hotel. We all agreed, without ever really saying it: Do not get used to this.”

Patton Oswalt talks about his favorite festival experience, and favorite non-performance at said festival, ever.