Comedian, actor and recent social media do-gooder Patton Oswalt is performing stand-up at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric on Nov. 9.
But as anyone who’s seen his 2017 Netflix special “Annihilation” knows, Oswalt’s return to the stage following the sudden death of his wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, is about more than comedy. The Ringer called the special “a heartfelt exploration of grief,” detailing how Oswalt had to break the news to his young daughter and the ways he’s worked through the tragedy since.
As the comic put it in an interview with Vulture: “You know, you never truly heal. But you do evolve into someone different, someone who can still live life and experience joy.”
Of course, he will no doubt have plenty to say about Donald Trump, referred to in the special as a “racist scrotum dipped in Cheeto dust,” and whatever else comes to mind.
Tickets, starting at $49.50, go on sale Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. There’s a pre-sale starting Wednesday at 10 a.m.