Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Tread carefully when a comedian plugs another comic.
There's an unusual bit at the end of Patton Oswalt's latest live Netflix special that might just be a first for TV stand-up, on a slightly troubling tip. It isn't actually a routine - the special itself is perfectly good - but a plug. An invasive plug. Yes, invasive plugs are sometimes not fun.
Just into the closing credits, the hugely popular comic/actor suddenly reappears - still in front of his live audience...
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