Watch a 19-Year-Old Patton Oswalt Do Stand-up


A couple decades before he became TV's most valuable guest star, a 19-year-old Patton Oswalt once accepted $300 for his first "acting" gig. It consisted of college-centric comedy bits for a bizarrely conceived educational video about student loans. In the newly unearthed clip, Oswalt wears a sweater vest that shrieks 1990!!!, he was already performing riffs about food, and he gets introduced as something that sounds suspiciously like "Patent Oswald." (How's Patton feel about seeing this clip now, you ask? "Kill me," he tweets.) He shows up at the 30-second mark and at 5:40, with a bonus appearance right near the end (8:50ish).