Advertisement There's no better standup working today than Patton Oswalt , his observational skills turning anecdotes into painfully funny short stories, and insults into dizzyingly nimble tirades. For the first 35 minutes of his new Netflix special, Patton Oswalt: Annihilation , Oswalt is the comic we expect, even as his elaborately absurdist broadsides against Donald Trump's America manage the seemingly impossible task of finding new ways to scream. The special was filmed at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago as part of the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival back in June of this year (disclaimer: sponsored by The Onion, The A.V. Club, and Clickhole ). Taking on the fact that everything in a country run by a "racist scrotum dipped in Cheeto dust" is a never-ending Twitter feed of lunacy, ugliness, and mayhem, Oswalt bemoans the fact that, for comedians, the additional trial is trying to outpace madness. Advertisement Unlike, say, late-night hosts, who have to process a full day's worth of too-broad-for-fiction political reality, Oswalt takes the long view, explaining of the supposed bounty of mockery-ready material from the House Of Trump, "It's too fucking much. It's exhausting." His strategy is to take as a given that Donald Trump… Read full this story
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