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Comedian, actor and writer Patton Oswalt brings his new tour Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s Ready to Laugh? to the historic State Theatre on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

June 7, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (June 7, 2021) — Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt is bringing his new tour Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s Ready to Laugh? to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at 8 p.m. The tour kicks off Sept. 10 in Medford, MA. For more information, visit pattonoswalt.com.

Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences. He recently created M.O.D.O.K., the new Marvel stop-motion animated adult comedy series for Hulu as well as voices the titular character, and currently co-stars as ‘Principal Durbin’ on the NBC Universal comedy “A.P. Bio,” produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien, and Lorne Michaels.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Friday Nov. 5 8 p.m. State Theatre $45.50, $65.50

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.

In 2020, Oswalt’s Emmy and Grammy nominated Netflix special “I Love Everything” was widely applauded upon release – “I Love Everything…is one of the best stand-up sets you’ll see this year,” according to RogerEbert.com; he also received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album of the same name. In 2017, he received Grammy and Emmy nominations for his album and Netflix special “Annihilation,” which addresses his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny.  In 2016, he won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name.

As a comedian, Oswalt has shot eight TV specials and released seven critically acclaimed albums, including his Grammy-winning Talking for Clapping (which the one-hour special of the same name earned him an Emmy) and Grammy-nominated Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time that debuted in 2014. Finest Hour also received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong (Warner Brothers Records).

Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s Ready to Laugh?
Friday, September 10, 2021                     Medford, MA                      Chevalier Theatre
Saturday, September 11, 2021                 New Haven, CT                  College Street Music Hall
Friday, September 17, 2021                      Washington, DC                     Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Saturday, September 18, 2021                Virginia Beach, VA            Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, October 1, 2021                             Durham, NC                       Carolina Theatre (on sale TBD)
Saturday, October 2, 2021                       Atlanta, GA                         Tabernacle
Friday, October 8, 2021                            Brooklyn, NY                      Kings Theatre
Saturday, October 9, 2021                       Philadelphia, PA                The Met
Friday, November 5, 2021                        Minneapolis, MN               State Theatre
Saturday, November 6, 2021                   Detroit, MI                           Filmore Detroit
Saturday, November 13, 2021                 Anaheim, CA                      City National Grove of Anaheim
Sunday, November 14, 2021                    San Diego, CA                    Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
Friday, November 19, 2021                      Portland, OR                      Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Saturday, November 20, 2021                Oakland, CA                       Fox Theater
Friday, December 3, 2021                        Kansas City, MO                Uptown Theater
Saturday, December 4, 2021                   St. Louis, MO                      The Pageant
Friday, December 10, 2021                      Pittsburgh, PA                   Carnegie Music Hall
Saturday, December 11, 2021                  Cleveland, OH                   The Agora
Monday, December 27, 2021                  Fort Lauderdale, FL         Parker Playhouse\
Wednesday, December 29, 2021          Orlando, FL                         Hard Rock Live
Thursday, December 30, 2021               Clearwater, FL                   Capitol Theatre
Friday, December 31, 2021                       Seattle, WA                         McCaw Hall
Friday, January 7, 2022                             Salt Lake City, UT              Kingsbury Hall
Saturday, January 8, 2022                        Denver, CO                         Paramount Theatre
Friday, February 4, 2022                          Austin, TX                            The Paramount Theatre
Saturday, February 5, 2022                     Dallas, TX                             Majestic Theatre
Friday, April 8, 2022                                   Milwaukee, WI                   Pabst Theater
Saturday, April 9, 2022                              Chicago, IL                          The Chicago Theatre

About Patton Oswalt:
A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences. He recently created M.O.D.O.K., the new Marvel stop-motion animated adult comedy series for Hulu as well as voices the titular character, and currently co-stars as ‘Principal Durbin’ on the NBC Universal comedy “A.P. Bio,” produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien, and Lorne Michaels.  Oswalt also recently served as the lead voice of ‘Max’ the dog in THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2.

In 2020, Oswalt’s Emmy and Grammy nominated Netflix special “I Love Everything” was widely applauded upon release – “I Love Everything…is one of the best stand-up sets you’ll see this year,” according to RogerEbert.com; he also received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album of the same name. In 2017, he received Grammy and Emmy nominations for his album and Netflix special “Annihilation,” which addresses his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny.  In 2016, he won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name.

Oswalt was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his performance in Jason Reitman’s film YOUNG ADULT, starring opposite Charlize Theron. In 2009, he also received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel’s BIG FAN; the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Oswalt earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance.

Oswalt has appeared in many films, including the film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel THE CIRCLE, alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, with Ben Stiller, Steven Soderbergh’s THE INFORMANT, alongside Seth Rogen in OBSERVE AND REPORT, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA, ZOOLANDER, STARSKY AND HUTCH, and RENO 911!: MIAMI, among many others.

He also provided the voice for ‘Remy’ the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar-winning RATATOUILLE, and played one of the “white voices” in the widely-praised indie film SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, the directorial debut of Boots Riley; Oswalt also voiced the titular character on the hit SYFY series “Happy!” as well as characters on other TV shows such as “Archer,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Word Girl.”  He is also the narrator on ABC’s hit comedy “The Goldbergs.”

On TV, Oswalt had a starring role on Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” was a series regular on Showtime’s “United States of Tara” and the Netflix revival of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” recurred on the SyFy series “Caprica,” and has had many guest roles on “Veep,” “Lady Dynamite,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Justified,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Portlandia,” “Bored to Death,” “Flight of the Conchords,” The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show,” and “Seinfeld,” among others.   He is also very well known for playing ‘Spence’ on “The King of Queens” for nine seasons.  He was also a regular contributor to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and Lewis Black’s “Root of All Evil.”

As a comedian, Oswalt has shot eight TV specials and released seven critically acclaimed albums, including his Grammy-winning Talking for Clapping (which the one-hour special of the same name earned him an Emmy) and Grammy-nominated Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time that debuted in 2014. Finest Hour also received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong (Warner Brothers Records).

Oswalt starred in The Comedians of Comedy, which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long running tour. He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Oswalt also had a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.

Both of his published books Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (2011) and Silver Screen Fiend (2015) are New York Times Best Sellers.   In 2018, Oswalt helped publish his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (The New York Times Best Seller) and he executive produced the HBO docuseries based on the book about the Golden State Killer.

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.