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Paul F. Tompkins hosts chat show ‘Speakeasy’ with guests Ty Burrell, Nathan Fillion and more!

Paul F. Tompkins hosts chat show ‘Speakeasy’ with guests Ty Burrell, Nathan Fillion and more!

By | May 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm | No comments

If you watched his recent stand-up special Laboring Under Delusions on Comedy Central (read our interview here), you know that comedian Paul F. Tompkins knows how to tell a story. But in his new Web series, Speakeasy, it seems most of the stories will be provided by his celebrity guests. In the trailer, we find Tompkins and his subjects -- dudes like Zach Galifianakis, more...


Watch Paul F. Tompkins answer questions about the way he dresses and other stuff

Watch Paul F. Tompkins answer questions about the way he dresses and other stuff

By | June 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm | No comments

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins takes online fan questions for Speakeasy, his new series on Made Man. This week, he explains why he wears suits all the time and who was “really The Boss.” Speakeasy premiered in May and features Tompkins chatting over drinks with Hollywood’s most iconic men at various Los Angeles drinking holes. Peeps like Weird Al, Zach Galifianakis, more...


Paul F. Tompkins chats, drinks alcohol with Ty Burrell of Modern Family (Video)

Paul F. Tompkins chats, drinks alcohol with Ty Burrell of Modern Family (Video)

By | May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Paul F. Tompkins' webseries, Speakeasy launched this week over on MadeMan.com. The premise is every man's dream-- or maybe it's my dream, excluding being a man. Celebrity guests hang out with Tompkins while he feeds them fancy cocktails. The premiere kicked off with Ty Burrell of Modern Family, paired with a Monte Carlo. That's 2 ounces rye whiskey, 3/4 ounce more...


Portlandia season 2 premiere recap: “Mixology”

Portlandia season 2 premiere recap: “Mixology”

By | January 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm | No comments

All hail the return of the non-hipster-bashing Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, satirists of the twee and zeitgeist-y IRL and artisanal picklers, IPL who yes, can pickle that. Jewel cases, parking tickets, broken off heels: all pickleable. Let’s go have a cocktail. Skit 1: MINT. As a proud and well-beveraged Brooklynite, I have grown weary of fake Prohibitian-era more...


Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes: perfect together, sort of

Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes: perfect together, sort of

By | October 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments

During last awards season, comedian Ricky Gervais delivered a Golden Globes hosting performance that was met with criticism for being “too mean.” In short, it didn’t sit well with the organization behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Although the uproar around the event died down months ago, it seems Gervais is still thinking long and hard more...


Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

By | July 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

I want Ricky Gervais to do every show on television. He’s been involved in some brilliant film and TV comedies: The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad… Spy Kids 4 and more. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Gervais is joining Clyde Phillips – a former showrunner for Showtime hit Dexter – to create a show called Afterlife, centering around an atheist who more...


Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their craft. Stalwart comedy observers might think of Talking Funny of HBO's answer to Showtime's more...