Prepare for a comedic feast as the Aspen Laugh Festival 2024 kicks off with the one and only Patton Oswalt. With an illustrious career spanning across comedy specials, television, and film, Oswalt continues to leave an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. His recent Netflix special, “We All Scream,” not only marked his directorial debut but also earned him a Grammy® nomination, adding to his impressive accolades. Oswalt’s versatile talent extends to the big screen, with standout performances in films like “Young Adult,” for which he received a Critics Choice Award nomination, and “Big Fan,” earning him critical acclaim and a Gotham Award nomination.
In the realm of television, Oswalt has graced audiences with memorable roles on iconic shows such as “Parks and Recreation,” earning him a TV Critics Choice Award, and “The King of Queens,” where he played ‘Spence’ for nine seasons. His voice work in animations, including ‘Remy’ in Pixar’s Oscar® winner “Ratatouille” and ‘Max’ in “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” has solidified him as a sought-after talent in the industry. Oswalt’s comedic prowess has not gone unnoticed, with multiple Grammy and Emmy® nominations, including a win for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special, “Talking for Clapping.”
Orlando Leyba is a Dominican American actor and stand-up comedian who connects with all audiences through his unique life experience and perspective and undeniable likability. Orlando has become a regular at comedy festivals and touring nationwide at clubs throughout the U.S and Canada. Most recently, Orlando was featured in NBC’s BRING THE FUNNY. His HBO stand-up special ORLANDO LEBYA: ADORABLE, premiered on HBO Latino and is now on HBO Max. In addition to touring nationwide, Orlando recurs in truTV’s LAFF MOBB LAFF TRACKS, both performing stand-up and acting in his re-enactment stories. He has made appearances on NBC?s THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and was featured on HBO’s ENTRE NOS: PART 3. And he voices the role of “Wabo” alongside Will Forte and Lea Thompson in the animated feature LUIS & THE ALIENS.