16 • FIRST NIAGARA Rochester Fringe Festival
with Jamie Lissow One of today’s hottest comedians, Patton Oswalt has five TV specials and five critically-acclaimed albums, two of which were nominated for Best Comedy Album Grammys. He’s appeared in more than 25 films including The Comedians of Comedy, Ratatouille, Big Fan, Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami, and won a Critics’ Choice Award for his brilliant performance in Young Adult. His more than 30 television appearances include playing ‘Spence’ on The King of Queens for nine seasons, and guest starring roles on Flight of the Conchords, Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil, The United States of Tara and Two and a Half Men. Oswalt released his first book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, last year (along with an album and Showtime special called Finest Hour); plays Toronto’s Just for Laughs festival the night before his Rochester Fringe show; and can currently be seen at fine purveyors of sweatpants everywhere. Opening for Oswalt will be Rochester’s own Jamie Lissow. Co-host of The Wease Show on 95.1 The Brew, Lissow has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show, and has a special currently running on Comedy Central.
Show Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8pm
Venue Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street
Tickets $15 - $55
The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival's 2012 guidebook