In April, Patton Oswalt's wife Michelle McNamara unexpectedly passed away. The comedian and writer has been publicly coping with his loss ever since. On Monday, Oswalt appeared on Conan to talk about how bittersweet his recent Emmy win was without his wife by his side in a way everyone can understand—by comparing it to food.

Leave it to Patton Oswalt to break your heart and make you laugh all at the same time. Oswalt won the Writing For A Variety Special Emmy for his standup special, Talking for Clapping. He attributed McNamara, who was also a writer, for helping him improve his comedy.

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