Matt Oswalt

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Matt Oswalt
Birth nameMatthew Oswalt
Born (1970-09-25) September 25, 1970 (age 48)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film, writing
GenresObservational comedy, sarcasm, satire
Subject(s)Popular culture, current events
Relative(s)Patton Oswalt (brother)

Matthew "Matt" Oswalt (born September 25, 1970) is an American writer, actor and comedian. He is the younger brother of the comedian Patton Oswalt.

Early life[edit]

Matt Oswalt was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on September 25, 1970, the son of Carla Oswalt (née Runfola) and Larry J. Oswalt, who was a United States Marine Corps officer.[1] He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1995.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Oswalt's first television credit was as a writer for the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That. He was a staff writer on Mystery Science Theater 3000.[2]

He is the creator of the surrealist comedy web-series Puddin,[3] which starred Eddie Pepitone, and featured regular appearances by Patton Oswalt, Robin Williams,[4] Weird Al Yankovic,[5] Paul Provenza,[6] Dana Gould,[7] Jake Fogelnest, David Koechner,[8] Colin Hanks[9] and Steven Weber.[10]

Oswalt is a prolific user of Twitter.[11] At the 2016 Grammy Awards he live-tweeted during the program.[12]

He convinced the actor Mark Hamill via Twitter to recite actual tweets written by Trump in the sinister voice of the Joker character from the Batman franchise.[13]

Other work[edit]

Oswalt has developed content for Jash, at one point working with Angela Kinsey of The Office,[14] as well as Milana Vayntrub, Bobcat Goldthwait and Eddie Pepitone.[15]

In 2014, his brother Patton Oswalt said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he had once received a wooden plaque featuring carvings of all of his pre-fame occupations as an unwelcome and envious gift from his younger brother.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role
2013 Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill Birthday Boy
2014 Where's This Party Lenny Jensen
2014 Queen Gorya Hooded Man
2015 Dude Bro Party Massacre III OJ Commercial Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt". The New York Times. September 25, 2005.
  2. ^ "Matt Oswalt". IMDb. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  3. ^ "#21 Matt Oswalt the genius behind Puddin". allthingscomedy.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
    - "We Like Short Shorts! Online Comedy That Keeps it Simple (and Stupid)". Spin. October 19, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Matt Oswalt (May 31, 2012). "Puddin' (Raccoon) w/ Robin Williams & Patton Oswalt". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Matt Oswalt (December 23, 2011). "Puddin' (Gift) w/ 5 Second Films, Weird Al Yankovic, & James Urbaniak". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Matt Oswalt (February 27, 2013). "Puddin' (Mr Happy) w/ Paul Provenza & Kelsey Gunn". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ Matt Oswalt (April 6, 2012). "Puddin' (Uterus) w/ Dana Gould". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Matt Oswalt (May 14, 2012). "Puddin' (Canoe) w/ Patton Oswalt & David Koechner". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Matt Oswalt (December 3, 2012). "Puddin' (Bet) w/ Colin Hanks". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Matt Oswalt (August 7, 2012). "Puddin' (Peanuts) w/ Steven Weber". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Gauthier, Brendan. "Matt Oswalt for the win: Patton's brother was the comedian you needed to follow during #GOPDebate". Salon. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "15 Celebs Who Turned Emmy Night into Family Night". MTV. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
    - @jessgood (September 19, 2016). "Jill Soloway's "TOPPLE THE..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Twitter.
    - @MattOswaltVA (September 19, 2016). "Showed up late to the #emmys so I'm..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Mark Hamill, as The Joker, recites Donald Trump's bizarre, unhinged New Year's Eve tweet". consequenceofsound.net. January 9, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
    - "Mark Hamill Reading Trump Tweets as The Joker Will Make Your Day". complex.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
    - "Mark Hamill is giving the world malevolent Joker readings of Trump tweets". avclub.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  14. ^ MSN[dead link]
  15. ^ "Matt Oswalt, Eddie Pepitone, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Milana Vayntrub Present Christmas Recipes for Those Not So into Christmas". thecomedybureau.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "Patton Oswalt Talks Turning 45 & The Awesome Birthday Gift He Got From His Brother". March 14, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Huff Post.

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