The upcoming Las Vegas performance of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Dec. 2 will be one in which the professional jokester should feel good about. Regardless how how well his jokes are received by the audience, Oswalt will at least know that his efforts will be about more than just another night on the job.
Earlier this month, the veteran comic announced that he would be donating half of his performance fee to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. The Fundraiser was started by Steve Sisolak, the Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas back on Oct. 2. It has since raised over $11.5 million for relief and financial support to the victims and their families from the mass shooting that took place at a country music festival on Oct. 1.
Oswalt of all people still understands the pain of losing someone close without getting the chance to say goodbye. His wife of 11 years, journalist Michelle McNamara, passed away in her sleep in April 2016, leaving Oswalt and their young daughter to cope with the sudden loss of their loved one.
“Two months after the worst mass shooting in our history, I'm doing what little (very little) I can to keep it in our view, and to help the victims who are living it fresh every time they open their eyes, long after it's been pushed out of the news cycle by the newest horror,” Oswalt said in a statement on his Facebook earlier this month.
Oswalt doesn’t tour and perform live as regularly as some other comedians, having found his success on screen rather than the stage with roles in hit shows and films like Pixar’s Ratatouille, The Goldbergs and the animated Bojack Horseman. His most recent starring role came in the form of his own stand-up special, Annihilation, which debuted last month on Netflix.
Tickets for his upcoming Las Vegas performance at The Joint on Dec. 2 are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.