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The Pod. F Tompkast

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(*Sigh*)  People.  PEOPLE.  What am I going to do with you?  Last time Uproxx did a Buyers Guide, I did America a favor and recommended the hilarious Comedy Death Ray Radio Podcast.  This was supposed to enlighten the masses, and trigger a popular comedy revolution that would lead the pandering, cut rate hacks of the world on a path to irrelevance.  Yet here we are, three months later, and I’m still see being ruthlessly assaulted news to the contrary.  For example, did you know that the kid from “Two and a Half Men” makes $300,000 AN  EPISODE? That is so unsettling that it almost justifies my hyper-dramatic usage of bold, italics, underline, and all caps to point it out.  Almost.  So, I feel it is my duty to try this again.  To right the wayward ship of American humor.  I am the hero the Internet needs.

This time I come to you humbly (as humbly as one can come literally one sentence after calling himself a hero) to recommend the Pod F. Tompkast, the monthly podcast released by veteran comedian Paul F. Tompkins.  A mixture of scripted bits, stream of conscience monologues, discussions with guests, and recorded material from his live performances, the podcast features a much higher production value than most.  Tompkins uses this wide array of formats to bring together his eclectic mix of talents: everything from a conversation between Ice T and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (with Tompkins portraying both characters), to hilarious phone calls with his friend, and fellow comedian, Jen Kirkman.  It ends up being more like a play than a traditional podcast, albeit one you can attend at your desk.  In your underpants.

To give you a little taste of what the Tompkast brings to the table, I’ve pulled out of one my favorite moments from Episode One.  In the clip, taken from a live performance, Tompkins discusses one of his favorite new topics: Google Voice’s horrific transcripts of voice mail messages.  To drive the failure home, he reads the transcript of messages left as a result of accidental calls his manager’s phone made.  Hilarity ensues (Audio NSFW).

Note: The full segment is here. Another highlight is at the 9:00 mark, where he brings Tim Meadows on stage to recite Google Voice’s attempted transcription of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which includes the moderately inaccurate sentence, “Thank you for oppression.”

So there you go, America and other English-speaking parts of the world.  I’ve helped you out again.  By listening to the Pod F. Tompkast (and other fantastic podcasts like Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies,” and Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast”), we can begin to stem the tide of hacky, lazy comedy permeating the entertainment landscape. Yes, that last sentence described a “tide” that “permeates a landscape,” which is a horribly mixed metaphor unless there has been a tsunami.  If there has been, consider these podcasts a star-studded relief effort headed by George Clooney.

The Pod F. Tompkast is available the first of every month.  It can be found via iTunes, RSS feed, or through updates on “its” Twitter.

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Flashdance Cat, Disapproving Cat, and Paul F. Tompkins

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She’s a maniac, a maniac on the floor

Lost And Found: 50 Of The Internet’s Greatest Missing Posters [Uproxx]

This Week In Review: Let Us Take You On A Warm And Fuzzy Internet Journey [Uproxx]

50 Examples Of Very Interesting, Unusual Athlete Fan Art [WithLeather]

On Princeton University, “Hip-Hop 2.0″ & Dr. Cornel West [TSS]

Ten Seriously Disturbing Pieces of TV Fan Fiction [WarmingGlow]

Awesome Picture: Hunter Thompson, John Cusack, Johnny Depp & a Blow-Up Doll [Filmdrunk]

Crazy Movie Posters From Africa [Filmdrunk]

A Guide To Recognizing Your Mascots [WithLeather]

Charlie Sheen is suing for $100,000,000 [WWTDD]

When A Bunny Loves A Bunny [EgoTV]

10 Truly Twisted Movie Couples [Gunaxin]

36 Hitchcock Deaths In Unison [Buzzfeed]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Top Selling Game In History [G4TV]

Please Support The Digitour 2011 YouTube All-Stars [Digitour]

Ultimate SXSW Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Film Venues [Moviefone]

VIDEO BELOW: This clip of Paul F. Tompkins introducing Jimmy Pardo (taped by Micheal J. Fox possibly?) is from last year but I somehow missed it. [via theduty]

[Pictures via catasters and fyeahdementia]

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The ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ TV Show Sneak Peek Blew Our Minds (With Lasers)

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IFC released the first footage from their upcoming “Comedy Bang! Bang!” TV show based on the podcast of the same name. The show premiers in June and is hosted by Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns, Mr. Show). It includes a mix of interviews and sketches with improvised elements and plenty of surreal humor. We’re looking forward to the possibility of more Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler rap battles.

Each of the ten episodes features sit-downs with some of the biggest names in comedy, taking them beyond Aukerman’s couch and engaging them with the off-beat world of the series. With the help of bandleader and one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan), Comedy Bang! Bang! reinvents the celebrity interview with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats. Also packed with sketches, character cameos, filmic shorts and games, Comedy Bang! Bang! turns the traditional talk show on its head, delivering thirty minutes of absurd fun. [IFC]

The clip below includes guest appearances by Adam Scott, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Samberg, Patton Oswalt, and Bob Odenkirk. All they were missing was Andy Daly jumping out of a window as various characters.

 

“I am the best!” — Dr. Reginald Watts

[Sources: Danger Guerrero, IFC, Earwolf, Micusficus]

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Weekend Preview: The Premiere of ‘Veep’

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Veep/Girls (HBO, Sunday) – “Veep,” the new political comedy created by Armando Iannucci and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is getting great reviews. I’m definitely looking forward to it. Also, I am pleased to announce that the prestigious Danger Guerrero’s Least Favorite Internet Person of the Week Award has been given to Angry Dude Who Hates Everything About Hipster Culture but Watched “Girls” Anyway for Some Reason and then Declared That It Sucked Because the Characters Were Unlikable Hipsters and Used the C-Word a Bunch While Doing It. Riveting analysis, dingus.

Mad Men/Game of Thrones (AMC/HBO, Sunday) – Great shows. Watch them. We’ll talk on Monday.

FOX 25th Anniversary Special (FOX, Sunday) – From TV Guide: “A retrospective marking FOX’s quarter century on the air.” You know what that means, right? FAUSTINO!

The Making of Planet Earth (BBC, Sunday) – A two-hour behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Planet Earth” series? I hope all you potters and weedheads save a little of today’s stash for Sunday night and find a giant HD TV to park yourself in front of for this one.

The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO, Friday) – Season premiere. Karl Pilkington says funny stuff and then Ricky Gervais’ laugh makes blood gush from your ears and spill all over your clothes. I recommend wearing a smock.

Magic City (Starz, Friday) – This show had a really cool trailer, and the first episode was pretty good, but then I completely forgot about it last week. And I’m the one who writes the listings. That is not exactly a ringing recommendation for the show, or me as an employee.

The Good Wife/NYC 22 (CBS, Sunday) – I had no interest in “NYC 22″ until I saw Alan Sepinwall call it “an incredibly generic, cliché-ridden series about rookie beat cops in the NYPD that too often feels like its main inspiration was other cop shows.” Now I’m in. If one of the cops is a loose cannon who refuses to work his beat by the book no matter how many times the chief takes his badge and gun, I will pre-order the DVDs on Blu-Ray.

Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour/Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (Comedy Central, Saturday) – Two of my favorite comedians have back-to-back specials airing Saturday night. I am unreasonably excited about this. (NOTE: This is the network premiere of Oswalt’s special, which aired on Showtime last year. Tompkins’ special is brand new. Clip after the jump.)

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Zach Galifianakis Should Be Interviewed By Paul F. Tompkins More Often

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It’s time to snuggle with one of the best Zach Galifianakis interviews since his Between Two Ferns days: Galifianakis recently spoke with Paul F. Tompkins for the Speakeasy web series from Made Man. He was there to promote The Campaign, but things veered far off the typical press junket canned answers, to hilarious results. There’s something magical about two stand-up comics who are old friends just winging it in front of some cameras.

In the two-part interview, Galifianakis and Tompkins delve into such topics as being Shrek on Broadway, Shakespeare in the dark, encouraging a friend to do absurdly offensive jokes as his first stand-up set, albino polar bears, dealing with fame, recent open mic disasters, and platonic sleepovers. By the end of it, they get decidedly jaunty . . .

And yet, Galifianakis still hasn’t accomplished the third step in his life’s plan:

Oh well, there’s always Hangover 3.

 

 

[Sources: Paul F. Tompkins, Pleated-Jeans, Andrea Streeter, The High Definite]

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Paul F. Tompkins Live-Tweeted The Skymall Catalog From A Plane Because Comedy

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Around midnight last night, comedian Paul F. Tompkins tweeted that he was on a plane with wi-fi, so he’d be live-tweeting the Skymall catalog. As a Paul F. Tompkins fan who has a love-hate relationship with the Skymall catalog, this made for a great evening. Especially when read while listening to his recent cover of Adele’s Skyfall at a Largo show.

Here’s just a quick summary of the pictures and tweets:

“Hey, Mister Tompkins, would this life-changing Skymall product be a savvy acquisition?”

We’ve placed our favorite pictures and comments from Paul F. Tompkins’ live tweeted Skymall catalog below. Each comment under the pictures is from Paul F. Tompkins, with a few editorial comments added when necessary.

“FINALLY! The solution to unbroken wrists and ’rounded nose’!” [via]

“Loved ‘The Aviator’? Let everyone know with this stick-on Howard Hughes Tramp Stamp!” [via]

“Being chased? Run into the Country Music Hall of Fame bathroom & slip on this Garth Brooks disguise!” [via]

“FINALLY, a futuristic accordion you can rip apart with your bare hands & mash into the ground!” [via]

“Into Steampunk? Hate dogs? Wooden Dog Prisons! Wooden Dog Prisons! WOODEN DOG PRISONS!!!!” [via]

“Fool yourself that you’re fooling others and drink an entire bottle of wine in ‘peace!’ Happy blackouting!” [via]

“Why travel all the way to Costa Rica to watch your children break their necks, when you can do it at home?” [via]

“Just inflate the screen, press play & start talking! SO LONG UNWANTED FRIENDSHIPS AND MARRIAGES!” [via]

“What if your child DIDN’T grow up to be a meth-dealing sociopath? Don’t take that chance.” [via]

Ed. – If owning a Sons of Anarchy playset is wrong, right ain’t sh-t.

“The logs roll onto you & your skin ‘pulsates’* with delight! * #skymall *In this context, ‘pulsate’ = ‘burn.’” [via]

“Why should praying mantises have all the exoskeletons around here? Put this on, you bug freak!” [via]

“Pit the kids against each other w/a fake future-chess-looking game with no rules & find out who’s the keeper!” [via]

“This beautiful gemstones on this ring have been specially cut to make you look almost like Jennifer Aniston.” [via]

“Let your child experience the guilt and regret of Robert Oppenheimer with our ‘House-Burner-Downer’!” [via]

“Old-school Catholic? Hate dogs? Banish them to Home Limbo for Dogs! Home Limbo for Dogs! HOME LIMBO FOR DOGS!” [via]

“No sense of humor? Love explaining things? Hate being understood? Here’s a shirt for you! You make me sad!” [via]

Ed. – Fake Bret needs one of these.

“Clinically proven! Put this money belt on your head and be transformed into Debbie Gibson!” [via]

“Soon our consciousnesses will all live online, overseen by Kate Hudson. Maybe buy her a mug of something!” [via]

“WILL SOMEONE PLEASE BUY ONE OF THESE F*CKING THINGS ALREADY I MEAN GODDAMMIT” [via]

Ed.- Nope, this item is going to be in the Skymall catalog for-ev-er.

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Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

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It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to. (Banner via)

Today, we’ve got selections from Free Energy, Fuzz, Paul F. Tompkins, and more.


“Skyfall” by Paul F. Tompkins

The Cake Boss himself one-ups Adele with an extra dramatic rendition of the title track from the latest James Bond movie, while wearing an outfit straight out of a 1940s barbershop. But why is the crowd laughing??? It’s actually all kinds of great and played totally straight, as it should.

“Shut the F*ck Up” by Angel Haze

Yup, still mad.

Driver’s Ed by Joe Cool

For more on the spacey mixtape, check out the Smoking Section.

“This Time I Got A Reason” by Fuzz

It’s apparently Ty Segall’s mission in life to form 20 bands and release 45 albums in 2012 and 2013, which is fine with us, if it all sounds like “This Time I Got a Reason” (it will), the first piece of new music from his latest fittingly named group, Fuzz.

“Go Slow” by Haim

Sister trio Haim are the prestigious winner of the Sound of 2013, according to the BBC, tasked to lead the “Music Revolution.” (Previous Sound winners include Michael Kiwanuka, Keane, 50 Cent, and Ellie Goulding.) The vulnerable “Go Slow” has been out for a few months now, but it’s worth a listen, if only because you’ll likely be hearing a lot about the group this year, especially since they’re opening for Mumford & Sons on their arena tour.

“Honey” by Torres

A slow, soft burn…right up the moment where the 22-year-old explodes into a wall of feedback. Suddenly, January 22, when Torres’ self-titled debut comes out, is a date worth circling.

“Girls Want Rock” by Free Energy

Energy drinks: the band.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Winning Beyonce/Super Bowl Tweets, Assorted ‘Star Wars’ Stuff, And Afternoon Links

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The Internet’s 10 Best Tributes To Bill Murray’s ‘Groundhog Day’ |UPROXX|

Tumblr Hero Has Been Leaking Pages From The ‘Entourage’ Movie Script |Warming Glow|

Rampage Jackson Is Acting Like Rampage Jackson With The Ladies Again |With Leather|

Gas Up the Van: Spring Breakers has a restricted trailer |Film Drunk|

“Bi-Racial” Is The Best Pop-Locking Ode To Mixed-Race Women You’ll Hear Today |Smoking Section|

Go Sports Team! |Kissing Suzy Kolber|

8 brilliant true stories about Bill Murray |Fark|

The Sexiest (Or Creepiest?) Beverage Commercial Ever |Gorilla Mask|

Whale Vomit Could Pay off Your Mortgage |Technabob|

Top 5 Suspects In The Rick Ross Drive-By |Urban Daily|

10 of the Best Boobs Gifs You’ll See Today |College Humor|

Five of the Most Magical “True” Multiplayer Games |Unreality|

Presidential Monster Action Figures. The End. |HuffPost Comedy|

11 Common Words You’re Probably Mispronouncing |Mental Floss|

A Porn Star Is Training to Be the First Porn Star in Space |Brobible|

Get Bent: 47 Of Hollywood’s Loveliest Leading Ladies in Drag |Pajiba|

14 Ways To Guarantee A Life Of Loneliness According To “Seinfeld” |Buzzfeed|

Billy Joel & Vanderbilt Student Michael Pollack – New York State of Mind |High Definite|

VIDEO BELOW: “Some video of me and Scott Aukerman working with the London Symphony Orchestra, as director J.J. Abrams looks on.” — Paul F. Tompkins (The audio is from Comedy Bang Bang Best of 2012 part two.)

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Giggity.

 

[Pictures via Reddit and Mike Mitchell.]

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Watch Mark-Paul Gosselaar Wear A Fake Mustache, Rip On Justin Bieber And Play ‘Zack Morris In 2013′

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Let me begin by disclosing my biases here: I am an unabashed lover of fake mustaches. I have seen every episode of Saved by the Bell multiple times and have written thousands and thousands of words about it. I started watching Franklin & Bash semi-ironically and it has somehow ended up becoming a part of my soul. I enjoy the comedy of Paul F. Tompkins, particularly his appearances on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. And I would very much like to drink Manhattans with Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

So I am, shall we say, not impartial in regards to these videos from Paul F. Tompkins’ web series “Speakeasy,” which feature the comedian sitting down with the man behind Zack Morris and Peter Bash to knock a few back and discuss his career.

The second video I posted below is getting the most play so far, because it features Gosselaar playing a few rounds of Zack Morris In 2013 and that is some pretty damn strong Internet bait, but the more straightforward interview in the first clip is really interesting, too. For example, did you know that Gosselaar attended a regular high school 30 miles outside of Los Angeles for a solid chunk of Saved by the Bell’s run? How weird must that have been for the other students? Like, you’re just sitting at your lunch table poking at your Salisbury steak with your spork and all of a sudden Zack Morris himself asks if he can join you? I would have thrown up.

But I think my favorite part of the clip is when Gosselaar discusses the differences between being a teen star today and when he was on the cover of every third edition of Tiger Beat. He makes some solid points about how technology has changed the way we consume this sliver of pop culture, and, in the process, he sort of defends Justin Bieber. He also repeatedly calls him “annoying,” so it’s not the strongest defense you’ll ever hear, but still, it’s interesting to get a perspective on that situation from someone who lived through it and came out the other end a healthy, seemingly well-adjusted adult. A healthy, seemingly well-adjusted adult who owns at least one fake mustache. Let’s not forget that part.

(via Gawker)

Jonathan Banks Reads Obscene Fairy Tales (As Mike From ‘Breaking Bad’)

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Jonathan Banks reads fairy tales as his notoriously gruff Breaking Bad character, Mike Ehrmantraut. (NSFW language.)

Watch Jonathan Banks Read Obscene Fairy Tales In Character As Mike From ‘Breaking Bad’

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Three things:

1) The first video posted below features Jonathan Banks on Paul F. Tompkins’ “Speakeasy” web series reading cuss-filled versions of classic children’s fairy tales — like Robin Hood, Chicken Little, and Little Red Riding Hood — in character as Mike Ehrmantraut, his terrifying hitman/fixer character from Breaking Bad. It is exactly as terrific as you are currently imagining it is.

2) The second video posted below is the full interview, which includes Banks discussing his early work on Beverly Hills Cop, slapping Aaron Paul around a little, almost breaking Ed O’Neill’s hip on the set of Modern Family, and some of his biggest moments on Breaking Bad, namely his memorable speech in “Half Measures.” He also cracks some dry, menacing jokes and chastises Tompkins for drinking too slow, because everything is kind of perfect sometimes. Highly recommended viewing.

3) Between this and the Mark-Paul Gosselaar interview from last week, “Speakeasy” is quickly becoming my favorite web series.

Amy Poehler Magically Freestyle Rapped About Butter And Paula Deen On Comedy Bang! Bang!

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Being awesome BFFs with Tina Fey at the Emmys? Check. Impersonating her son’s lisp out on national television? Check. Hosting an Emmys loser party with Jon Hamm for charity? Check.

But it seems like there’s one missing piece to the puzzle for Amy Poehler to properly promote Parks and Recreation Season 6. You guessed it: Spitting hot freestyle fire about butter on the “Comedy Bang! Bang!” podcast.

She goes on after friend of the program Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins as Alan Thick. So roughly the 4:40 mark if you want to skip ahead to Amy. I suggest sticking around for head CBB writer Neil Campbell afterwards though.

Wonderfully NSFW audio ahead.

Earwolf via Vulture

Kaitlin Olson Talks Smart Vs. Mean Comedy, And The Eventual End Of ‘It’s Always Sunny’

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Kaitlin Olson is the latest guest on Paul F. Tompkins’s web series, Speakeasy. Over the course of the 20-minute clip, the It’s Always Sunny star touches on the following topics:

  • Coming up through the ranks of the L.A. sketch comedy group, The Groundlings.
  • The difference between working on a show like It’s Always Sunny that uses “mean” comedy as a way to make a point or deliver a message, and working on shows like Punk’d that used “mean” comedy to humiliate people.
  • Her husband, It’s Always Sunny creator and star Rob McIEhenney, who she describes as her hero for seeing his vision for the show through, and not letting the pressure get to him.
  • Raising a child who could turn out to be Dexter, and why that’s not so bad.
  • The eventual end of the show’s run, which she is mostly tight-lipped about, but I am mentioning anyway for very important PAGEVIEW$$$ reasons.

The whole thing is a good watch, but it did make me realize something: I’ve apparently seen enough It’s Always Sunny that I’m now incapable of watching an interview with Kaitlin Olson without expecting the rest of the gang to come charging in and ruin it for her somehow.

Key And Peele Tried To Break The World Record For Most Impressions In 60 Seconds

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Nick Roy holds the world record for most impressions in 60 seconds. That’s according to Guinness, the experts when it comes to the largest snake egg eaten AND speedy mimicries. But then Key and Peele came along on Paul F. Tompkins’s Made Man video series, attempting to trample Roy like Gandi does bad guys in Gandhi II.

In their minute, they do their best Kanye West, Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gandhi. (See, that wasn’t just an excuse to reference UHF, not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Do they succeed? Find out.

ANSWER: no, they most definitely do not. Yet they’re still winners for that Seal impression.

Lizzy Caplan Showed Off Her Finest Nicolas Cage Rage Face To Paul F. Tompkins

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I don’t want anyone to accuse me of burying the lede here, so let’s get right to it: Lizzy Caplan pronounces it “GIF,” none of that “JIF” crap, therefore, it’s GIF, because it’s always been GIF, no matter what the guy who came up with term says. Anyway, Lizzy dropped by Paul F. Tompkins’s web series Made Man to show off her rage face skills, including Nicolas Cage’s “You Don’t Say?” It’s weird that Tompkins would film this: I can’t fathom why he’d think Nicolas Cage + memes + Lizzy Caplan would do well on the Internet. He knows even less than that GIF jerk.

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UPROXX 20: Paul F. Tompkins Will Blow Off Everything To Stay Home And Watch ‘Pitch Perfect’

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Paul F. Tompkins is an actor, comedian and writer probably best known for his work on Mr. Show and on VH1′s Best Week Ever. Currently, Paul is the host of Made Man’s Speakeasy with Paul F. Tomkins (if you’ve never checked it out I highly recommend the episodes with Lizzy Kaplan and Key & Peele), in addition to hosting a podcast, the Pod F. Tompkast, and No, YOU Shut Up for Fusion. You can also catch him on the road — a list of upcoming live performance dates can be found here.

Paul was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

1. You walk into a bar. What do your order from the bartender?

Something with dry ice, so the other patrons will wonder if I’m from the future. The drink doesn’t have to be blue, but it couldn’t hurt.

2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?

David Rees.

3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR/TiVO?

The Ken Burns documentary about The Dust Bowl. Just waiting for that day when I’m super-psyched to watch hours and hours of impoverished people caked in grime!

4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?

It depends—am I being executed? If I’m lethally injected, I don’t want to eat anything that gives me weird dreams as I drift off forever into nothingness. Maybe peach melba? I don’t know. What crime did I commit? This is bumming me out.

5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?

Twitter.com. Facebook.com. Is email a website?

6. What’s the most frequently played song on your iPod?

“Tiny Masonic Trowel”

7. The first face that comes to mind when you think “punchable”?

Probably, off the top of my head, Punchable Pete, The Padded-Faced Patsy of Punchfacer’s Peak.

8. What’s your favorite meme?

I love that dog answering the phone. Hall of Fame in my heart.

9. Dogs or cats?

For president? Come on. The slope ain’t that slippery!

10. Best concert of your life was…?

“Tiny Masonic Trowel”

11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?

Anything by Stephen King! They are usually very thick and great from hollowing a gun shape out of the pages. My friends get arrested and sentenced to lengthy prison sentences a lot! I HAVE SUCH CRAZY FRIENDS, THEY SHOULD DO A SHOW ABOUT US!!

12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

One time this guy carried me the entire length of a beach (I had forgotten my flip-flops and the sand was pretty hot). He never, ever let me forget it, though.

13. South Park or Family Guy?

Oh, absolutely!

14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?

Solve the Black Dahlia case. I feel like fresh eyes might make all the difference.

15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?

Seriously, I am powerless over that made-for-HBO movie The Late Shift about the Leno-Letterman war. I also think Pitch Perfect may have become one, because I stumbled across the other day and watched it to completion. I had stuff to do and everything.

16. Android or iPhone?

Which one has an irregular spelling? Too easy. Next puzzle, please!

17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

I always say “that restaurant on the moon,” but people accuse me of faking my answer, so now I just say “Chipotle.”

18. The last movie you saw in a theater?

Inside Llewyn Davis. Isn’t that a crazy coincidence? The movie was INSIDE Llewyn Davis, and I saw it INSIDE a theatre? Did you just get goosebumps? You owe ten dollars to R.L. Stine! I DON’T MAKE THE RULES!

19. Who was your first celebrity crush?

I don’t know that any celebrities have had crushes on me. I also don’t know if I understand how to use that term?

20. What would you cook if Nic Cage was coming to your house for dinner?

Maybe a shepherd’s pie or something. Was I supposed to say something weird? He’s still a human being with feelings, right? I like to think I’m a gracious host. Okay fine. Balloon casserole.

(Previously: Neal Brennan. Photo via Paul’s Facebook page.)

Gillian Jacobs Definitely Didn’t Britta Her Appearance On Paul F. Tompkins’s ‘Speakeasy’

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Gillian Jacobs from Community is the latest guest on Paul F. Tompkins’s highly enjoyable web series, “Speakeasy.” The more podcast-savvy among you will note that the two have a little history, as they’ve appeared together multiple times on Comedy Bang Bang — Jacobs as herself, Tompkins in character as Garry “Please, Call Me Garry” Marshall — to discuss their troubled, fictional marriage. Those have been wonderful. So is this.

Over the course of the video’s 15 minutes, Jacobs discusses everything from growing up in Pittsburgh to getting put on probation at Juilliard to not getting any of the Die Hard references in the first paintball episode of Community. Why didn’t she get any of the Die Hard references, you ask? BECAUSE SHE HADN’T SEEN DIE HARD AT THE TIME. How is that even possible? Who hasn’t seen Die Hard? Shouldn’t it be part of the curriculum at Juilliard? What the hell are they even doing over there if it’s not? I’m livid right now.

Good video, though.

Haley Joel Osment Played An Exciting Round Of ‘I Hear About Dead People’ With Paul F. Tompkins

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Haley Joel Osment is the latest guest on Paul F. Tompkins’s web series, “Speakeasy,” and seeing as he’s still best known for seeing dead people in The Sixth Sense, Tompkins challenged him to a round of a celebrity dead-or-alive game called “I Hear About Dead People.” I’m not going to lie, it’s a lot harder than you think. Like, it is literally my job to stay up on pop culture, and I totally whiffed on a few of them. Go ahead. Play along. See how you do, smart guy.

My only complaint: They missed a great opportunity to toss in a “Dr. Malcolm Crowe” at some point. I like to imagine there’s still one person out there who doesn’t know the ending of The Sixth Sense, and that would have been a really hilarious way to spoil it for them.

The Trailer For Comedy Central’s ‘Jason Nash Is Married’ Is A Who’s Who Of Who We Love

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To a lot of people, Jason Nash is what the hip kids on the Internet refer to as a “Vine celebrity,” because he has a lot of followers on Vine, you see. But now he’ll be known as the star of Comedy Central’s first digital feature film, Jason Nash is Married, which is based on his web series of the same name. In the new film, which will be available online on June 24, Nash is having problems with that time-honored pain in the ass called “growing up,” as he and his wife, played by the always wonderful Busy Philipps, encounter their share of problems in trying to find happiness. That apparently leads to a threeway in a hot tub, so you have my interest, Comedy Central.

Jason Nash

Comedy Central


More enticing than anything, though, is the list of cameos that are being made by some of our favorite actors/comedians, including H. Jon Benjamin, Rob Corddry, Andy Daly, David Koechner, TJ Miller, Patton Oswalt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Nick Swardson, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Walsh and Casey Wilson. Even if it ends up being a miss, it’s still impressively ambitious.


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Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

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It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to. (Banner via)

Today, we’ve got selections from Free Energy, Fuzz, Paul F. Tompkins, and more.


“Skyfall” by Paul F. Tompkins

The Cake Boss himself one-ups Adele with an extra dramatic rendition of the title track from the latest James Bond movie, while wearing an outfit straight out of a 1940s barbershop. But why is the crowd laughing??? It’s actually all kinds of great and played totally straight, as it should.

“Shut the F*ck Up” by Angel Haze

Yup, still mad.

Driver’s Ed by Joe Cool

For more on the spacey mixtape, check out the Smoking Section.

“This Time I Got A Reason” by Fuzz

It’s apparently Ty Segall’s mission in life to form 20 bands and release 45 albums in 2012 and 2013, which is fine with us, if it all sounds like “This Time I Got a Reason” (it will), the first piece of new music from his latest fittingly named group, Fuzz.

“Go Slow” by Haim

Sister trio Haim are the prestigious winner of the Sound of 2013, according to the BBC, tasked to lead the “Music Revolution.” (Previous Sound winners include Michael Kiwanuka, Keane, 50 Cent, and Ellie Goulding.) The vulnerable “Go Slow” has been out for a few months now, but it’s worth a listen, if only because you’ll likely be hearing a lot about the group this year, especially since they’re opening for Mumford & Sons on their arena tour.

“Honey” by Torres

A slow, soft burn…right up the moment where the 22-year-old explodes into a wall of feedback. Suddenly, January 22, when Torres’ self-titled debut comes out, is a date worth circling.

“Girls Want Rock” by Free Energy

Energy drinks: the band.


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