Patton was just nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for his brilliant performance in Jason Reitman’s film Young Adult, starring opposite Charlize Theron, released nationwide on Friday, December 16th by Paramount Pictures. In 2009 Patton received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel’s Big Fan, which made its debut at Sundance in January ’09 and distributed by First Independent Pictures. Big Fan was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Patton earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance. Patton is also back on the small screening as the lead in a new live-action comedy The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
As a comedian, Patton has shot four TV specials and four critically acclaimed albums, including his latest Finest Hour on September 20th, 2011 which just received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong which was distributed through Warner Brothers Records.
In addition to being a series regular on Showtime’s United States of Tara, Patton has also appeared as a guest star on Bored To Death and Flight of the Conchords on HBO and The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central. He is also recurring on SyFy’s new series Caprica. Patton is a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil. Patton appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s feature film The Informant, and Observe and Report with Seth Rogen.
Patton provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar winning Ratatouille. He also voiced characters on Word Girl and Neighbors from Hell. Patton has also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami.
Patton starred in The Comedians of Comedy, which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long running tour.
He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States and UK, and is a regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, Comic-Con and Coachella. Patton also has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.
On TV, he played ‘Spence’ on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons, as well as appearing on Seinfeld, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!
Patton’s first published book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland was released in January ’11 and is a New York Times Best Seller, and was just released on paperback on November 8th, 2011, featuring bonus material.