It’s Labor Day Weekend, marking the end of a summer that just began, like, two weeks ago. Say all you will about how great it will be to wear sweaters again, but you know your life will be filled with darkness and sorrow for the next six months. Best to start off the season of death with a few hearty laughs, which is exactly what comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt will deliver with the debut of his Showtime special Patton Oswalt Finest Hour, which will be shown for the first time on Monday night (September 5) at 10:00.
Oswalt is a hilarious guy, which I know because, well, I have access to YouTube, but also because we sampled a few cocktails together on Wednesday night for my spirits column in BlackBook’s upcoming October issue and he had me laughing up a storm with his observations on the various libations that passed our lips. In the past he has riffed on everything from Cheetos to LSD, and his Showtime special promises to be filled with his signature observations on life, love, and the hell that is other people. Remember to set your DVRs, because you know you’ll still be stuck in traffic on the way back from the beach at 10 pm, praying for death’s sweet release before winter arrives.
And if you somehow miss it, Finest Hour will be released as an album on Tuesday, September 20, when you can
go to your local record store and buy it download it from iTunes.