I may not see eye-to-eye with Patton Oswalt's views on politics or religion, but when the man veers away from such touchy material, he is one of the best story tellers in the comedy universe. He also gets a pass on our differing views because he DID play one of my favorite characters from the fourth season of the FX show, "Justified."
When I first was introduced to Oswalt, I didn't like him. I thought he was dry in wit, and used references that were very obscure and difficult for the average comedy viewer to follow. But, over time, he became an acquired taste.
One of my favorite moments driving to work (or on any long drive on the freeway) is when Pandora radio cuts to a Patton Oswalt story. One of my favorites stories of his is the following video, one in which he describes "the wrath of the warlock", or how a "comedy magician" who he once opened was shorted a few bucks, and proceeded to "hate-fuck" the crowd.
My other favorite story is one in which he describes what he would do with a time machine, and how he would go back in time and kill George Lucas before he could develop the "Star Wars" prequels. His impersonation of Lucas is fucking hilarious. Enjoy: