Oswalt slaps on a mustache and spouts nonsense to promote his new Comedy Central special
Throw another “True Detective” spoof onto the pile.
Patton Oswalt has become the latest to parody the HBO drama in a promotional video for his upcoming Comedy Central special.
Done up in his finest approximation of Matthew McConaughey‘s Rust Cohle character (spoiler alert: Nobody will mistake Oswalt for McConaughey), Oswalt spiels a bunch of profound-sounding nonsense.
“Somebody told me that tragedy plus comedy equals time,” Oswalt-as-Cohle drawls. “Maybe time is a flat circle. Over here, that’s where comedy is. And over here, it’s us contemplating Florida and frozen dinners and children’s TV shows. And all of it is crushed into a single plane of existence that only exists because we’re imagining it as it happens.”
Oh, and there are also five dimensions: Time, distance, depth, cinammon smell and Paul Anka.
Oswalt’s stand-up special, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time,” premieres April 6 at 10 p.m.
Watch the promo below: