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LOS ANGELES — As host for the second year in a row of the Webby Awards, the Internet's version of the Emmys or Oscars, funny man Patton Oswalt is this week's go-to person to talk about great websites, apps and the popularity of comedians live-tweeting events.

The awards show will be available on Wednesday for on-demand viewing at webbyawards.com, after their original presentation at a red carpet gala in New York City on Tuesday night. We stopped by the comedian/writer/actor's home here recently to talk tech:

FAVORITE UNDER-THE-RADAR SITES

Red Letter Media is "an amazing film-review site. Not only are they actually critiquing film, but ... they're also making something of their own ... making movies and exploring movies. It's kind of brilliant."

AV Club. An offshoot of the humor site The Onion, AV Club "is to pop culture what Creem (magazine) was to rock 'n' roll back in the '70s. Very opinionated, very bratty, very passionate to a fault. It's people who are as excited as you are about things."

LIVE TWEETING TV

In addition to commenting on life to his 1.2 million Twitter followers, Oswalt plops down in front of the TV and tweets away during the airing of some of his favorite TV shows, which include HBO's Veep, NBC's Parks and Recreation and PBS' Downton Abbey.

"If you're watching along with me, fine. If you're not, then you have these odd, out of context impressions." Live tweeting is "nice, I don't have to leave my house. I'm just messing around. Instead of going to a bar with eight of your friends, I'm on Twitter with all of my friends that I follow, whether we're watching something or not, and commenting on it."

Patton Oswalt | Live Tweeting | Talking Your Tech

YOUTUBE FOR OUTTAKES

On an April guest spot for Parks and Recreation, Oswalt's character let loose on ideas for the next Star Wars film. It got cut from the show but lives on, thanks to NBC, which posted the deleted scene to its Parks and Rec YouTube channel. In the process, Oswalt's scene picked up nearly 3 million views online.

"I was lucky. So many of these shows — Community, Parks and Rec and The Office are great examples — are utilizing the idea of DVD-like bonus features online." In his case, his scene "became this thing ... it ran away on its own. When it happens, it's great."

Comedian Patton Oswalt talks about how outtakes from TV shows are popping up online--his outtake from a "Parks and Recreation" appearance has nearly 3 million views on YouTube.

FAVORITE APPS

• Uber. (Free, Apple and Android) The taxi cab alternative arranges pickup via the app. "You hit a button and cars come to you. It's amazing. It was such a no-brainer app. I love it."

• News apps. The Atlantic Wire (from The Atlantic magazine) and New York Times. "I like having a newsstand in my pocket. I pay for content online, because I do not want it to go away."

DEVICES HE BRINGS ON TOUR

Oswalt travels regularly for his comedy act and totes along just an iPhone and MacBook laptop. "I don't have an iPad or Kindle, and I bring physical books with me." He uses the laptop to write comedy, reply to e-mail and watch movies. Lately he's been checking out old films by director John Cassavetes, documentaries by PBS' Ken Burns and episodes of Mad Men and Parks and Recreation.

Comedian Patton Oswalt talks about online comedy on Talking Your Tech.

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