Browsing Tag Paul F. Tompkins

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is headed to Town Hall in New York (Exclusive)

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is headed to Town Hall in New York (Exclusive)

By | March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm | No comments

It’s been nine years since writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker staged their first production of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a wholly unique comedy experience that has earned a massive cult following thanks, in part, to its monthly sold-out shows at the 280-seat Largo at the...

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Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

By | March 10, 2014 at 11:08 am | One comment

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins might be the star of his own network sitcom! The comedian has been cast in Brian Gallivan's single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. He will play an overworked father dreaming of being "on vacation all year" by uprooting his family from the city and moving...

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SF Sketchfest announces stellar lineup, Key and Peele, Amy Schumer, Tenacious D, more!

SF Sketchfest announces stellar lineup, Key and Peele, Amy Schumer, Tenacious D, more!

By | December 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm | One comment

Like many folks, I have mixed feelings about comedy festivals. On the one hand, maintaining the requisite energy to plow through days of programming and events is a tall order. On the other hand, so much awesome business happens that it’s usually worth the sleepless nights and...

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Paul F. Tompkins talks Obamacare problems with puppets, gets nowhere (Video)

Paul F. Tompkins talks Obamacare problems with puppets, gets nowhere (Video)

By | November 19, 2013 at 10:08 am | No comments

If you’re tired of the brain-numbing, never-ending, get-nowhere political debates you witness every day on cable news, then permit us to submit a solution: A new show called No, You Shut Up, airing on Fusion and hosted by Paul F. Tompkins, wherein the comedian tackles our...

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Comedy Bang Bang hits the road with Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys

Comedy Bang Bang hits the road with Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys

By | August 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Comedy Bang Bang is hitting the road for the second year in a row. IFC announced that lead man Scott Aukerman is set to commence on a Comedy Bang Bang tour with special guest, Paul F Tompinks, and sketch group The Birthday Boys -- whose own show (produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben...

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New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

By | May 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments

Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central's John Oliver's New York Standup Show at Webster Hall...

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This open letter to Paul F. Tompkins illustrates all that is good about comedy

This open letter to Paul F. Tompkins illustrates all that is good about comedy

By | November 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm | One comment

It's not that we here at Laughspin need any convincing about the power and beauty of comedy. It's just that it's heartening to see the artform's effects on its fans from time to time. Hence, we're really excited about this open letter to Paul F. Tompkins, originally posted on...

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Paul F. Tompkins once mistook a live pelican as a microphone (Video)

Paul F. Tompkins once mistook a live pelican as a microphone (Video)

By | October 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm | One comment

Now that ThingX has officially launched, we can spend less time guessing about its origin and purpose and more time absorbing all of its fucked up content. For instance, are you sick of interviews wherein comedians are asked a bunch of questions that make sense and when answered...

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Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

By | September 24, 2012 at 10:56 am | 2 comments

Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day,...

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