"Bring forth my doom-spawn from your stink crevice and prove the Gypsy wrong!"—Patton Oswalt's way of telling an audience that his wife is pregnant.
Hobbit-like stand-up comic, born January 27, 1969, known for his "nerd-philosopher" comedic style, and working with fellow alternative comedians such as Brian Posehn, David Cross, Zach Galifiniakis, Maria Bamford, and Blaine Capatch.
- The King of Queens: Spence Olchin, Doug's nerdy friend.
- Big Fan: Paul Aufiero, a lonely Giants fan who is beat up by one of his favorite players in a nightclub. A good example of Tom Hanks Syndrome.
- Caprica: Baxter Sarno, an Expy of both Jay Leno and Jon Stewart (It Makes Sense in Context)
- The Heart She Holler: Hurlan Heartshe, a feral man made mayor of an isolated Southern hamlet
- Ratatouille: Rémy, the protagonist; a rat who isn't content with eating garbage, and yearns to become a professional French chef.
- Reno 911 Miami: Jeff Spode, the acting mayor of Miami, who has to oversee the Reno sheriffs, and has a dark secret.
- Young Adult: Matt Freehauf, the nerdy former classmate of Mavis (Charlize Theron) whom he forms an unusual bond with.
- Word Girl: Theodore "Tobey" McCallister III, a ten-year-old supervillain.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Ezekiel and the Frat Aliens.
This comedian's material contains examples of the following tropes:
- The Alcoholic: Tends to be drunk on his comedy albums, and often does bits about drinking and being drunk.
"REFILL THE FLAGON OF CHUCKLES!"
- Berserk Button: Plagiarism. In 2010 he had bits of his stolen by both an upstart comedian and a Columbia University valedictorian. Internet based smackdowns ensued.
- Black Comedy: Quite often.
- A particular example is his "Uncle Touchy's Naked Puzzle Basement" song: "You won't wear a shirt and you'll cry."
- And who can forget this line from his Stella D'oro Breakfast treat's joke:
"Your twat smells like a baby's coffin!"
- He Also Did: Naturally, as a geeky comic, he would be writing geeky comic books.
- Heavy Meta: Has a few bits about stand-up comedy, including one famous bit where he reenacts a heroin addict's open mic act.
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Brian Posehn.
- Moral Guardians: Not that he is one; he just hates them. He even has a sequence about how replacing 'adult' words with euphemisms results in a sentence even creepier than the original  (see it under Narrative Profanity Filer, below).
- Narrative Profanity Filter: "I'm gonna fill your hoo-ha with goof juice!"
- One of Us:
- A LOT of his material revolves around his geeky interests. "Speaking of comic books, which I'll be doing 800 times tonight..."
- In a Stealth Pun in his bit about weight loss, he mentions he's gonna "Exert some Willpower! Hal Jordan!"
- He fulfilled one of his personal all-time dreams by writing "Welcome to the Working Week", one of the greatest one-shot stories in the history of the Justice League of America.
- He also wrote the Firefly/Serenity one-shot Float Out.
- Overly Long Gag: Tends to combine this with Genius Bonus for some truly hilarious bits; ie. his bit about the Apocalypse, and the above mentioned Open Mic bit.
- Pet Homosexual: Mocked in Finest Hour.
- Refuge in Audacity: The track "Wackity Schmackity Doo!" on Werewolves And Lollipops, where he talks about adding jokes to footage of the Holocaust and 9/11.
- So My Kids Can Watch: His role in Ratatouille. He actually has a routine about how much the movie has affected his day-to-day life, and how jarring it is to realize that he now has child fans.
- Take That:
- Too Soon: He did a show at the House Of Blues in Cleveland literally the day that LeBron James announced he was moving. This is how he greeted his audience:
Hi everybody. Listen, I can only do about twenty minutes of comedy 'cause I got this gig in the House of Blues in Miami and it pays like four times the money.