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Laughspin: Patton Oswalt – Keynote Speech – Just for Laughs

Laughspin has the footage of Patton Oswalt’s keynote speech from the 2012 “Just for Laughs” comedy festival. Enjoy and pass it around! You might learn someth…

25 thoughts on “Laughspin: Patton Oswalt – Keynote Speech – Just for Laughs

  1. Totally.I’m a huge fan of comedians,and reading one of his books is the reason. I don’t have any ambitions to do it myself,I just love watching these guys evolve. Its a real art.

  2. Watch, Apple will write up a new terms and conditions that we won’t read, saying any video we take will become property of Apple. Just like Facebook. It’s finally 1984.

  3. makes me wanna cry.

  4. Reading the transcript of this speech was one of the primary reasons I asked Bob Glouberman to help me create “Bob & Derek” – the YouTube vodcast.

    We’ve had Eddie Pepitone and John Wing on as guests, and Jim Earl and Cathy Ladman have been booked for our next two!

    Having a BLAST!!!

    Thanks Patton.

  5. Patton’s starting to look a little like Fred Flintstone.

  6. What he didn’t mention: democratization will also mean there are more players on the field — as they continue to figure out how they can extract money from talented people’s performances/ books/ etc, wondering how this will affect the people that actually produce the content? It’s risky now, but modest success can lead to some degree of security. Wondering what’s going to happen to the mid-level talent that makes top-level talent able to do what they do…

  7. Oswalts condons rape!

  8. He is so correct! The Internet has such a great influence on pop culture that it usurps the gatekeeper’s power to control media…media-ocrity. har-har-bbblppttt!!!

  9. A great speech from a great and humble comedian.

  10. The only crime here is that this video has only 13k hits. More and more people need to hear this and get out there and be inspired, whether your a comedian, musician, actor or anything creative! No excuses anymore, not with technology and internet as it stands today!

  11. Patton Oswalt is one of the greatest comedians of all time. Seriously, he’s up there with CK, O’Neal, Stanhope, Hicks, Carlin, Pryor and Bruce as far as I’m concerned.

  12. Putting Doug Stanhope and Patrice O’Neal in that list is ridiculous. Talented? Wonderful? Sure, at times. But miles behind the others, and miles behind more (Hedberg, Cosby, Seinfeld) who aren’t on your list.

  13. I won’t deny I forgot a ton of extraordinary comedians without whom we would still be in the early evolutionary stages of comedy but, yes, Doug Stanhope and Patrice O’Neal are pillars of the art whose voices are every bit as integral to moral protest and social criticism as the others. They are legendary to anyone who knows comedy.

  14. As a comic and filmmaker since 1992, this speech holds so true to what I do. I have always been out of the box and have done everything he talks about here before it was possible. People thought I was nuts but as it turns out I was right. Any aspiring comic, actor, or filmmaker should see this brilliant speech.

  15. “Shalom.”

    Had to pause the video and laugh quietly to myself for 5 minutes.

  16. Patton Oswalt is the kinda guy I can be really see myself hipstering about in 20 years. I liked him before you thought he was a legend.

  17. great speech

  18. Mind blowing

  19. It’s probably true for more industries than it isn’t at this point.

  20. That was a pretty badass speech.

  21. It’s a wake up slap in the face. The traditional road to success these days is like driving a shitty rental car with bad shocks on a pothole-ridden switchback. We can to get to the top of the hill ourselves and roll our own snowballs. The people who’ve already taken the first bullets- Kevin Smith, Ricky Gervais, Patton up there, Dane Cook(say what you will, we all loved him once) We’re in a free market system of show business. Soon they’ll be playing by our rules-if they aren’t already.

  22. Shalom! so good.  hahahaa

  23. I like your verbing of hipster.

  24. Shalom. Ha. So true. So funny.

  25. love this! its the truth and I hope the gate keepers listen. whats really true is there is so much talent out there in all ages. Im not sure why the GATE KEEPERS cant see that?

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