Patton Oswalt to perform in New Orleans in September

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Comedian Patton Oswalt will perform in New Orleans this fall. The stand-up comic — known for his elaborate barbs, pop culture riffs and cultural autopsies, from the desolation of the KFC Famous Bowl to the "sky cake" of religion — is set to perform at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts on Sept. 13.

Oswalt's latest stand-up album and special is Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, which followed 2011's Finest Hour, 2009's My Weakness Is Strong, and 2007's explosive Werewolves and Lollipops. Oswalt also is a force on Twitter, and has become a sort of straw man antagonist to the staff of Salon.com. Below, watch the beginning of his tale of selling out in front of the drunkest people at a casino:


Oswalt also is the author of the well-received books Silver Screen Fiend, his recent memoir recounting his love affair with film, and Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, a hilarious stab at some more abstract humor writing and autobiographical goofs, including his escape from working at a movie theater in his Virginia hometown.

Oswalt the actor starred in Pixar's Ratatouille as chef-rat Remy, Jason Reitman's Young Adult alongside Charlize Theron, and in Robert D. Siegel's Big Fan. Among his dozens of TV credits, Oswalt delivered the infamous Star Wars filibuster on Parks & Recreation and did absolutely nothing on King of Queens.

Tickets are $38-$43 and are on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 1 via ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000 or the Saenger Theatre box office at 1111 Canal St.


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