Patton Oswalt and the Epic Pale Whale Fail!

Patton Oswalt on Moby Dick

Patton Oswalt has been many things — cast member of The King of Queens, a cartoon rat, and a television narrator amongst them. However, he is also an avid literary enthusiast, studying literature and college and often working allusions into his standup comedy routines.

So how is it that someone who has read (and written!) as much as Oswalt has never read all of Moby-Dick? Let’s check out an NPR feature that sees the comedian explaining his conflicted admiration for Melville’s masterpiece!


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