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. 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. 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.