Festival Supreme in pics (Patton Oswalt, Tenacious D, Flight of the Conchords, Mac DeMarco, more)
It’s one of several bits Oswalt did during his headlining set at Festival Supreme on Saturday that referenced his wife’s death. He addressed the horror associated with the thought of ever dating again, and spoke vividly about the nature of his grief. He joked about how every ’90s sitcom was about a widower with kids, but how it’s much, much bleaker in real life, where when his daughter wakes up to discover him with Bugles grease smeared all over his stomach, she can’t just shrug to the camera and say, “No wonder I’m in therapy!” to uproarious canned laughter. [LA Weekly]
LA comedy fest Festival Supreme, curated by Tenacious D, went down last weekend at the Shrine Auditorium on October 29. The fest was in its fourth year, and it was an all star lineup of comics and musicians like Patton Oswalt, Weird Al, Mac DeMarco, Tim Heidecker, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Nancy Whang, Maya Rudolph, Flight of the Conchords, the music of Wet Hot American Summer and many more.
It was an absolutely stacked day of comedy and music during Halloween weekend. Patton Oswalt, as discussed above, delivered a bittersweet set following his wife’s tragic death. Maya Rudolph reprised her role as the fake Talking Heads backup singer from Documentary Now. Ken Marino sang a full version of “Danny’s Song” by Loggins and Messina during the Wet Hot American Summer set. Will Forte recreated his famous “Spelling Bee” SNL sketch.
Also, being that it was Halloween weekend, plenty of people showed up in costume. Pictures of all the fun are in the gallery above.
photos by Chris Graham