Patton Oswalt Admits He 'Almost Lost It' During Stand-Up Set Addressing His Late Wife, 2016 Election

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Patton Oswalt is confronting his tragic year the best way he knows how.
The Ratatouille star expressed his grief over the loss of wife Michelle McNamara -- who died in April at age 46 -- as well as his malaise for America following the bitterly contested 2016 presidential election, in an emotional, cathartic stand-up set over the weekend at Los Angeles' Largo comedy club.
"That...was a hard one to get through," the 47-year-old actor tweeted. "Almost lost it. Thank you, @LargoLosAngeles. Everyone. All of you."
The gratitude was in response to a fan, who wrote, "Wow. @pattonoswalt's set was deeply honest, hysterical, moving, oddly comforting for weird, bad times. Nice having someone like him around."
Earlier in the day, Oswalt tweeted about not wanting to celebrate his heartbreaking year.
"I'm going to bed at 9pm on New Year's Eve. Not celebrating s**t. 2017 has to EARN us celebrating it. We made 2016 too complacent," the comedian tweeted.
Then on Monday, Oswalt continued his criticism of president-elect Donald Trump, writing, "Every future dystopia movie should have Trump's inauguration edited in before the opening credits."
Watch the video below to see Oswalt dedicate his Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for his Talking for Clapping special to his late wife.