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Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017)

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Comedian Patton Oswalt returns to Netflix with "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation." The deeply personal and powerful stand-up special dives into the last year of Patton's life, following the passing of his wife, and how he worked through the pain and grief by finding humor. Oswalt also explores topics including the angst of social media, the current political climate and being tricked by robocalls. Filmed at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre, the one-hour stand-up special premieres globally on Netflix Tuesday, October 17, coming on the heels of his Emmy (R) award-winning comedy special, "Talking for Clapping."

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

The sheer honesty of his storytelling bringing a sold-out crowd to a hush, his manner of digging humor out of the trauma eliciting peals of laughter.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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Annihilation is courageous most as evidence of a master comedian choosing to continue to think, even when thought is the enemy.

October 26, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

There aren't many stand-up comics with the courage to take audiences into the depths of some dark emotions and and still bring them back laughing.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a beautiful tonal balancing act for an artist to even attempt an anecdote that both makes you laugh and cry, but Oswalt does it simply by being a talented, natural speaker.

October 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Annihilation isn't a call for sympathy, it's a plea for empathy.

October 17, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

To watch [Patton Oswalt] wrestle boldly with the emotions of that experience and the aftermath of it, while still finding those pockets of joy and strange humor, is affirming and beautiful.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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