Patton Oswalt + Preston & Steve: Our Geeky Friendship Origin Story Begins Here
Every good friendship has an origin story, this is ours.
On Friday, September 8th, in the early morning hours of California time, Patton Oswalt opened up Zoom and connected into The Preston & Steve Show. We were wrapping up an interview with comedian Ali Saddiq who was in studio and freaking hilarious. The two comedians know each other well, which made for a hilarious crossover. With Patton on the line, we waved goodbye to Ali and shifted our attention to our West Coast guest.
The friendship sparks flew from there! Steve jumped right into Patton’s experience in the Criterion Channel’s iconic Closet. The actor and comedian shared behind the scenes details about what happens after his bug was filled with DVDs and they brought him into the laser disc room. From there, Nick brought up the acclaimed Star Wars filibuster from Parks & Rec in 2012 and just how much of that came true.
From there the geeking out oozed from everyone. We dove deep into the multiverse. How it can rob stories of risk of finality. And the concept of living in the multiverse and knowing that you’re not the best version of yourself? And living with all the errors that happened to create that version of you. Whoa.
So many more topics covered like Patton’s support of the LGBTQ+ community in his latest standup special, We All Scream. And we couldn’t missed the opportunity to talk about his friendship with Ratatouille composer, Michael Giacchino. Michael sent us photos from their Spring 2020 project, Monster Challenge, they’re posted below.
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In the spring of 2020, friend of the show Michael Giacchino made a movie! The composer wrote, directed and of course scored the music for Monster Challenge. It’s a short film starring Patton Oswalt, Ben Schwartz, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Brenneman and Tom Everett Scott. Synopsis: A hapless Patton Oswalt finds himself catapulted into an outrageous series of challenges in an infectiously silly tribute to the eccentricities of Japanese game shows and monster films.
These photos were sent to us from Michael during our interview with Patton Oswalt.