Patton Oswalt Spread a “Kindness Virus” to Support a MAGA Twitter Troll’s GoFundMe


-Happy belated birthday,
by the way. -Yes.
-That is a big deal. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Thank you. Oh. -It’s a big birthday, right?
-I just turned 50. -Wow.
-Um, yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] 50 is, of course, the new 70. [ Laughter ] Anyway… -It is kind of the new 70.
-It is kind of the new 70. -It used to be 50
meant you’re over the hill, and that’s it, right?
-Right. Well, I mean,
it just feels that everything is so accelerated right now. Like, if I’m — I wish I wasn’t as aware
of my body as I am now. [ Laughter ] In my 20s,
I wasn’t aware of anything that I was doing,
and I was relatively healthy. And now I am hyperaware of everything
that’s going wrong, physically. -Yeah.
-Shouldn’t you get less in touch with your body as you get older
to spare you the collapse? [ Laughter ] Like, if I want to have sex now, my body
is like a McDonald’s manager understaffed during lunch rush.
[ Laughter ] Like, “I don’t know how
we’re gonna do this. We got no buns
for the hamburgers.” [ Laughter ] “Go down to Burger King, see if
they’ll loan us something. This is happening!”
-“This is happening, people!” -“I got two guys on the fryer!”
Oh, my God. We’re doomed, we’re doomed.
[ Laughter ] Oh, my God.
What are we gonna do? -You look great for 50, though.
-Oh, thank you. -You do.
-I’ll take it. -I saw this thing on Twitter
I wanted to ask you about. I don’t know if you guys
have heard this story. You go on Twitter
every now and then. I follow you.
Very funny. But now and then, you get into
a debate or an argument. -You just used the word “debate”
about Twitter. That’s adorable.
[ Laughter ] That’s adorable, yeah.
-An argument I guess? What do you call it?
-Well, yeah. Well, I got trolled by
a Trump supporter, MAGA guy. And then he wrote something
nasty to me. I wrote something nasty back. But then I started, like,
scrolling through his feed and kind of
reading about his life, and he had all these
insane medical problems. And he had a GoFundMe
because he was facing — he just had no health support. And it really —
It really struck me. Like, I think maybe I just
hit my level of being snarky and mean back to people. And it also really showed me,
like, this is a guy that is supporting —
He’s supporting a guy that is sort of
the architect of his pain. Like, he’s a Trump supporter, and Trump is kind of
not there to help him. And so, I was like,
“You know what? I’m gonna just signal boost
his GoFundMe and maybe try to help him
get some money and get him, you know,
where he needs to be. And, yeah, that was the tweet
that I sent out. -“This dude just attacked me
on Twitter, and I joked back, but then I looked back
at his timeline, and he’s in a lot of trouble,
health-wise. I’d be pissed off, too. He’s been dealt some…”
-Mm-hmm — boop! cards. -“…unlucky cards.
Let’s deal him some good ones. Click and donate
just like I’m about to.” -Yeah, I mean the whole —
[ Cheers and applause ] -I think that’s — That’s so exactly what people
should be doing. -Aww,
I’m not tweeting for clapping. [ Laughter ] You know.
-Yeah. -Just maybe we’ve been taken
to such extremes now in this country
of hatred and vitriol that the only way
the pendulum is gonna swing back is if we come back
at all this hatred and vitriol with insane amounts
of grace and compassion. Maybe that will be —
‘Cause nothing else — The snark doesn’t
seem to be working any more. Do you know what I mean?
-No, I totally do. -So maybe we’ll push through. I don’t know.
I — It was — That was me — It was almost like,
at the end of my rope, there was compassion.
And you know what? I’m just gonna help the guy out. -Good.
I think that’s great. He started out
with this GoFundMe. He started out,
and he had raised almost $5,000. Now it’s almost $50,000.
-And you know what? Yeah, but you know
what’s really cool about it is? I DM with him now,
and he said, “You know what? I’m gonna give
some of this money to my cousin who’s in trouble.
I’m gonna help him out.” So, it’s almost like I’m doing
a virus version of kindness. Maybe that will be —
a kindness virus. -Wow. Wow!
-But maybe that’s what — Yeah, maybe that’s what —
I don’t know. It may be something. -I just think it’s cool
that you did that. Good for you.
-Thank you, Jimmy. I appreciate it, man.
-I wish more people did that. That’s awesome.
-Thanks, man. -Not only is “A.P. Bio”
coming back, season two — Congrats on that.
-Thank you. -It’s a very funny show.
-Thank you so much. [ Cheers and applause ] -But also “Happy!”…
-Yes. -…is returning to SyFy.
[ Cheers and applause ] -“Happy!”
I love this! -“Happy!” fans. -“Happy!” has
very, very intense fans. “Happy!” is a show on SyFy,
directed by Brian Taylor, who made the “Crank” films,
and it stars Chris Meloni. Chris Meloni has a lethal level
of accepting whatever is put in front of him,
script-wise. I almost feel like Brian’s like,
“Let’s see if he’ll do this,” and Chris is like,
“I’ll do that.” So, there’s a lot of fluids. There’s a lot of Chris coming
out of different orifices. The show is the weirdest thing
I’ve ever been a part of. -It truly is.
-It’s amazing, yeah, yeah, yeah. -And he’s brilliant,
Chris Meloni. -Chris Meloni is —
But he’s so intense. He is just willing
to do anything. -Yeah.
-He’s willing to do things on camera that he shouldn’t
be willing to do. He should be questioning
way more about the show, and he just doesn’t,
and I love it.

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  3. Iโ€™m a big Patton fan who owns a ton of his movies and has seen his show live, paid good money for it. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer and he would never tweet my gofundme. Very disappointing. Guess a Trump supporter who trashed him is more worthy than me.

  4. My body just up and quit one night when I was 42. I went to bed fine, and I've been sore and limping ever since.

    Mind you, it WAS in Vegas, so…

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  6. I truly wish we get to a point that the left stops attacking people based on what hat or shirt they wear. props for being an example to all the hateful people emotional over politics

  7. this guy is a self admitted "proud pedophile". stop supporting pedophiles and sexual abusers in hollywood. boycott everything they do.

  8. how about the idiots who sucker punch someone wearing a maga hat? It's amazing how the left calls for violence and public harassment of the right..but cry like babies when it happens to them.

  9. People! His old tweet about being a pedophile is a dumb pun about being a pedestrian. Hammer toes. Hating walking vs loving walking. Itโ€™s a stupid pun meant as an intentional faux pas. But in light of how things are perceived… not a good tweet. Clearly heโ€™s joking. 2013 was a different comedic climate than today.

  10. This guy wrote a truly nasty tweet to the Covington HS kid, like Kathy Griffin, he called for people to find out the kidsโ€™ names and parents and wreck their lives. I think this was a publicity stunt to make up for what he did there, or maybe he felt bad for what he did there & itโ€™s a genuine remorse. However itโ€™s the left, in particular Hollywood, who are attacking and making publicity out of their attacks against a President who has done nothing but wish the best for American citizens

  11. MAGA trolls are in this comment section too. They refuse to admit what Patton did was amazing. Zero humility with these people.

  12. I don't agree with Patton Oswalt views on Trump. But i do agree with his behavior. Such a touching story. Having love and care for your fellow man shined through. Regardless of our differences. Very touched. And I'm a die hard Trump supporter!

  13. He's such a pile of shit for what he did with those Covington kids jumping the gun before all the facts were in. But that's the kind of asshole he is someone that gets engaged to somebody right after his wife dies about grieve for a few years you dick

  14. I like the show happy.
    But didnt this patton oswalt say hes a proud pedophile?
    If so he shouldn't have a platform and Thats disgusting.

  15. Sorry but…trying to change the hearts of Trump supporters is a waste of time. We need to be focused on fixing institutionalized racism, voter suppression, disproportionate incarceration of minorities, etc.
    It's really endearing that Pat feels like a little olive branch is the answer but that's just dems taking the high road as usual and it gets us nowhere. I don't interact with racists and hard right-wingers on the internet, I have to be around them in my personal life so I know better than anyone that there's nothing that can be done to get that poison out of them. It's a better use of our time and effort to improve the lives of those being unfairly oppressed.

  16. Hey Patton, find Jesus Christ before it's too late!
    That goes for every single soul in the world who isn't saved. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Light!

  17. As a non-american and pretty unaffected bystander, i love how the left constantly claims the moral high ground while simultaneously trying to ruin people's lives for wearing a hat or a shirt that they don't like.

    Think about it for a second. Trying to destroy someone over a shirt or a hat.
    And they call themselves liberals. LIBERALS.

  18. God, I wish Jimmy stops with that ugly fake constant laughing. Quite annoying tbh. Makes me hesitating watching the videos. ๐Ÿ™„

  19. Will the left ever stop acting like infantile cunts and accept that people can have differing political views without that making them less worthy of basic human respect?

  20. I met Patton once at a party in Las Vegas and he was one of the nicest people I've ever met. He talked to me for about 20 minutes asking me questions about what I do for work etc. He was not a stuck up celebrity at all, very cool guy.

  21. That is how delusional people are, he's saying Trump supporters are haters? Take a look at the Democrats just a little closer dude, you'll see the definition of hate…. :-/

  22. Wouldn't you think that someone with a lot of health issues would be in favour of the party that's been trying to establish universal health care? Can he not connect the dots?

  23. Wow.. America has become a disgusting place! I used to idolize it as a wonderful place but you people are so full of hate for each other that it's unbearable!
    I wish you could see how crazy you all look from the outside.. Ruining your life getting mad at the stupidest stuff!
    Just be happy, love your neighbors, adopt a dog and maybe two kids and do something MORE MEANINGFUL with your freaking life than try to convince people about your opinions on the president!
    Trump is not going to save you or destroy you, it's just a man that in ten years you will not be thinking about, like basically no one cares about Bush anymore, but your liver will remember since you ruined it now :p

  24. I thought my love for Patton had peaked…but then I saw this interview. I love this man so much. Thank you, Patton.

  25. Really? No mention of Sarah Silverman? She did this exact thing like two years ago. It's cool but it's not original like they make it out to be.

  26. Anger is often not baseless meanness. There's often hurt behind it, and a lot of that can be helped or even mitigated with a little love and kindness. This is the key to better communication and empathy, and people should take notes.

  27. Didn't Patton Oswalt tweet out the actual address of that Catholic school boy in D.C. who was approached by the Native American with a drum? Remember, CNN showed the small clip and commented lies at 7:00 a.m. the next morning then the slanted/lying media showed the small clip and almost every leftist idiot just automatically assumed that the media cares about the truth first and foremost? Man, I hope good ol' Patton's publicist, etc; said, "WTF, dude? Why do you keep relying on the liberal media for all your news? That was a child, dude! What if some crazed maniac tried to attack him on the bus to school because of your stupid ass? Remember Los Vegas? Remember Congressman John Scalese in the baseball field? You will be one of them named in a law suit, along with pal Kathy bloody-head Griffin. Didn't she also tweet out the boy's home address or…what the hell did she do, Patton? Better start a Go-Fund Me with a right-winger." Ah, so many liars. Jussie and the gang. Sounds like a song title, right? Bunch of dumb asses who'll find out eventually what our high level government employees have been up to, especially in the last 2 1/2 yrs. Time will tell. Ticktock. Ticktock. Wait for it…wait for it…

  28. You sure the MAGA guy was the "troll"? Who looks more like a "troll" to you? Expressing your dissenting opinion on politics means you're a "troll" now if you support Trump? Dumb fucks

  29. It's awesome that the king of snark just taught us all how to behave; yet another reason why I love this guy

  30. My body just up and quit one night when I was 42. I went to bed fine, and I've been sore and limping ever since.

    Mind you, it WAS in Vegas, so…

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