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Patton Oswalt’s Explanation of What Life—and Winning an Emmy—Is Like After Losing His Wife Is Heartbreaking

Patton Oswalt gave a lovely and incredibly touching interview on Conan on Monday night in which the comedian discussed coping with the unexpected death of his wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara, in April. Asked about his recent Emmy win for Best Variety Special, Oswalt explained that he had trouble capturing McNamara’s influence in his acceptance speech, which ended with a very brief tribute to her: “I want to share this with two people: my daughter, Alice, who is waiting at home, and the other one is waiting somewhere else, I hope.
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