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Here’s Patton Oswalt’s 2007 Takedown of Westboro Baptist Boss Fred Phelps

This article originally appeared in the July 2007 issue of SPIN. Fred Phelps died March 20, 2014. Sect's Pisol Is there anything more…
Patton Oswalt / March 20, 2014

I’m Not There: Patton Oswalt’s Favorite Festival Set Never Even Happened

I'd been invited to perform at Bumbershoot back in the late '90s. I was so happy to even go, much less with an all-access laminate…
Patton Oswalt / July 11, 2012

Patton Oswalt in SPIN’s Loud Issue: Enjoy the Silence

The electric thrum of the power charging up the speakers at the lip of the stage feels like a million unstoppable tanks driven by…
Patton Oswalt / June 12, 2012

Patton Oswalt’s First New SPIN Column: This Way to the Egress

You could rage against the seemingly never-ending recycling of ideas and sense of entitlement that dominates our culture. Or you could use that to…
Patton Oswalt / February 28, 2012

A Final Word From SPIN’s Guest Editor Patton Oswalt

MAY 1994San Rafael, CA…
Patton Oswalt / October 21, 2011

Funny Is Deadly Serious: Patton Oswalt Introduces SPIN’s New Issue

There has never been a better time for comedy — for the general feeling of funny — in America than right now. And a big…
Patton Oswalt / October 17, 2011