The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Patton Oswalt Scores HBO Pilot, Avoids Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: The Hollywood Reporter

One of the gems of L.A.'s entertainment scene is a club called Largo over on Fairfax, right across from Canter's. For the insanely low price of $15 (plus an A-OK dinner), you can see singer-songwriter Michael Penn, but the real bonus (for me, anyway) was getting to see  stand-up comic Patton Oswalt, who just landed a pilot for HBO.

The new show is called Intelligence, and Oswalt stars in it with Bradley Cooper of Alias fame. The show's being pitched as a workplace comedy about a couple of covert operatives who go undercover as civil servants.

It remains to be seen whether Oswalt will be able to riff on the minutiae of fast food like he does in his stand-up routines. Here are his thoughts on the KFC Famous Bowl, or as he describes it, "The entire left-hand side of their menu, shoved into a bowl."

Hang around after the jump to see Oswalt in action.

Great stuff, but I prefer his riff on Yoshinoya Beef Bowl, a low-end fast food dive that, in Oswalt's words, smells like someone "put out a grease fire with asparagus pee."


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

Share this content:

Leave a Reply