Patton Oswalt’s new special ‘Annihilation’ headed to Netflix in October

Patton Oswalt

Earlier this week it was announced that Patton Oswalt would release a new stand-up comedy special on Netflix. The hour-long, titled Annihilation, will hit the streaming service this October.

Annihilation was filmed at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago back in June as part of the A.V. Club’s fourth annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival. The new special will see the comedian riffing on a host of topics including social media, robocalls and politics, among other things.

Annihilation is the followup to 2016’s Emmy-winning special Talking for Clapping, which debuted on Netflix the day before the unexpected death of Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara, who tragically passed away last April, leaving behind her husband and 7-year-old daughter Alice.

According to EW, who broke the news of Oswalt’s new Netflix special, the comedian will reportedly detail his use of humor as a coping mechanism when dealing with the overwhelming grief in the wake of his wife’s passing.

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, premieres on Netflix Oct. 17. Keep your eyes open for the special’s trailer, likely arriving in the coming weeks.