Answering Nature's Call
by Niki Cruz
Comedian Patton Oswalt has entered the prime of his career, but it’s a hard one to describe. The author, actor, comedian, and comic-book enthusiast got his start as a stand-up comedian in the ’80s and later refined his skill as a staff writer for sketch show MADtv. From there, he transitioned into television, lending his voice to the oddball muppet-y prank show Crank Yankers. Soon after, Oswalt made a tentative dip into television with niche roles in The King of Queens, Reno 911 and The United States of Tara. Since then, Oswalt’s determination to keep branching out of his comfort zone has made him a recognizable...