Patton Oswalt and Rachel Dratch play Chuck and Erica in I Love My Dad. The thrilling new comedy with an unexpected twist is currently in theaters. It will also be released On Demand on August 12.
Inspired by writer, director, and star James Morosini’s true life experience, I LOVE MY DAD follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), a hopelessly estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son.
Oswalt recently co-created M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s stop-motion animated adult comedy series for Hulu, as well as voicing the titular character. Currently, the actor co-stars in the NBC Universal comedy A.P. Bio.
Dratch is perhaps best known for her seven years on Saturday Night Live, where she
created many memorable characters including “Debbie Downer.” You may also hear her in the Warner Bros.’ animated series Harley Quinn and Teen Titans Go!
I spoke with the hilarious duo about reuniting on-screen after working together on The King of Queens, their craziest social media stories, why family relationships work so well with comedy, and more!
Watch my full interview below: