Patton Oswalt has been a headliner at comedy clubs since 1996. He has appeared on his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. In 2002 he was chosen by Entertainment Weekly's as the "it" comedian for that year. Other television appearances include Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Seinfeld, and NewsRadio. He also spent two seasons as a writer for MADtv and has written for the MTV Music Video Awards. He is currently writing screenplays and has appeared in films including Magnolia, Man on the Moon, and Starsky & Hutch.