PATTON OSWALT is a white and nerdy icon on the mean streets of stand-up comedy. He's been a fixture on the Comedians of Comedy tour for years, has appeared on "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," and dominated Comedy Central's Roasts of everyone from William Shatner to Flavor Flav. The West Coast TV and voice-over actor dwells on the bleak and jaded side of surreal humor, and his observations touch on the dark side of marriage, cookie commercials and douchey hipster T-shirts. Local comedian Dave Stone and Arizona native Ty Young open the show Sat., FEB. 7. $22-$25. 6:30 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.