It looks like the partnership between Patton Oswalt and EPIX has come to a quick end. The network was supposed to premiere Oswalt’s newest standup special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time exclusively online last night ahead of tonight’s television airing, but that didn’t happen. Predictably, this all played out via Oswalt’s Twitter with both hilarity and most likely a sobering realization over in the EPIX camp, because there was either a miscommunication or they totally screwed up. Oswalt even tweeted out some material (including nudity and reading Judy Blume novels) from the special, both in fairness to eager fans and in delicious retaliation to EPIX’s incompetence.
Uh, yeah...sorry guys. fucked up. My special airs TOMORROW night, 10pm EST. NOT tonight. Watch instead.Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 17, 2014
Countdown clock: finished. Special: unavailable. This is fucking embarrassing. Sorry, everyone. Guess we'll try again tomorrow night.Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 17, 2014