Patton Oswalt Sends a Message to Rude Theatergoers
The stand-up comedian helped record another anti-texting PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse on a recent trip to the theater.
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Patton Oswalt, who was in Austin with director Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank you for Smoking) to attend a screening of Young Adult, helped record another anti-texting PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse. The stand-up comedian took the opportunity to reenact the infamous outraged voicemail that a theatergoer left earlier this June after she was booted from the theater for texting, Austin CultureMap reported. That video made its rounds on the Internet, becoming something of a cult sensation. Oswalt and Reitman “decided to pay a little homage to the explosive (and possibly inebriated) rant,” Ryan Lakich wrote.
In the new PSA, Reitman plays a server who approaches a texting Oswalt and asks him to put his phone away. “I’m sending a text and it’s gonna go away,” Oswalt replies, slurring his words, before stumbling out of the theatre in a rage. He then records the voicemail, with the same inflections as the original.