Patton Oswalt's daughter is on her way to shredding the pavement!
During his virtual appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers' Tuesday at-home edition, the actor and comedian recalled how his 11-year-old daughter Alice Rigney's skateboarding lesson with the legendary Tony Hawk earlier this month came to be, revealing that he and Hawk, 52, connected over social media.
"It's not me having resources and access — we follow each other Insta and Twitter and [Tony] DMed me and said, 'My wife and I have been watching the documentary I'll Be Gone in the Dark and we really, really love it,' " said Oswalt, 51. " 'If your daughter would like some skateboard equipment, I'd love to send her stuff.' "
The father of one went on to joke that he decided to "roll the dice on being a jerk" and request a personal lesson from Hawk himself — which the athlete was more than willing to give.
"He was like, 'Oh my God, that'd be great!' " Oswalt said.
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Oswalt first shared photos and videos from the family's session with Hawk and Macdonald, 47, to Instagram earlier this month, raving about the experience in his accompanying caption.
"I think I earned some major dad points today," he began. "Due to a series of happy circumstances (and true graciousness on the part of @tonyhawk), we took Alice for her first skateboarding lesson today. With Tony Hawk. At his vert studio."
While his daughter "took to it like a champ," the father of one went on to joke that he "stood around like a delicate matron getting the vapors" of the experience. "We also got to meet @andymac720 and @lizziearmanto, whose custom designed deck is Alice's first skateboard," Oswalt added.
"My mind is still blown. Now I gotta find skateparks around L.A.," he continued. "[I] especially love the pic of Tony doing a trick while I film him, terrified, from 6 inches away. I think I broke my hip trying to get that footage. Good Lord what an adventure. And what a great group of people! Thank you Tony, Andy and Lizzie! (Heads up, concern trolls: we all got tested [for coronavirus] this week, and were negative)."
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