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Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Dan Harmon Chat About All Things Dan Harmon-Related

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy featuring Dan Harmon, who chats with Tompkins all about dropping out of college, when he was a "cocoon of dandruff and long sweater sleeves" starting out in standup, the birth of Channel 101, working on The Sarah Silverman Program, and of course his work as the "mad scientist" behind Community.

Paul F. Tompkins, Brett Gelman, and Heather Anne Campbell Caption Some Bad Engagement Photos

Here's a segment from last night's @midnight with guests Paul F. Tompkins, Heather Anne Campbell, and Brett Gelman, in which they suggest the perfect captions for a few very ridiculous engagement photos involving unicorns, giant hamster balls, and bald eagles.

Paul F. Tompkins Explains His Lifelong Love for Bow Ties on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Conan's interview with guest Paul F. Tompkins last night, in which they cover both his longtime love for bowties and other stylish clothing as well a story about Tompkins going to Sullivan's Island, South Carolina and learning about its strange history with human feet stored in garage freezers.

Talking to Paul F. Tompkins About 'Speakeasy', Ice-T, and 'Mr. Show's 20th Anniversary

2014 has been a busy year for Paul F. Tompkins so far. He's starring in an ABC sitcom pilot opposite Molly Shannon and hosting the web chat series Speakeasy, Fusion's political puppet show No, You Shut Up!, the podcast/live show Dead Authors, and his Largo live show Varietopia. I recently caught up with Tompkins on the set of Speakeasy to talk about the plethora of projects he has going, being hoodwinked by an Ice-T impersonator, and Mr. Show's upcoming 20th anniversary.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Gillian Jacobs Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, and his guest this time around is Community's Gillian Jacobs. As always with Speakeasy, it's a lively and engaging conversation that doesn't feel stale and pre-planned like a lot of TV interviews do, and Jacobs delves into some fun parts of her past, including her unusual start as a child actor, being on probation at Juilliard, and being oblivious to Community's frequent pop culture references.

'Superego' Season 4 Is Coming; Paul F. Tompkins to Join Group Full-Time

The popular improvised sketch podcast Superego hasn't released a new episode since the spring of 2013, but the group behind the show is finally bringing the show back. A fourth season of Superego is set to debut September 1st, with frequent guest Paul F. Tompkins joining the group full-time as a regular member alongside Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville. Superego Season 4 will also feature Neko Case as a guest star, plus returning guests Andy Daly, Tom Lennon, Colin Hanks, and more.

Launched in 2006, Superego has attracted some of the biggest names in comedy, including Patton Oswalt, Jason Sudeikis, John Hodgman, and more. During the show's year-plus hiatus, [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Pitches a Sexy Mythical Creature Movie to Michael Sheen

Here's a clip from Paul F. Tompkins's Largo variety show Varietopia, in which he pitches a ridiculous movie franchise idea to actor Michael Sheen involving a group of very sexy mythical creatures. Will Sheen buy the idea, and more importantly, can these men even trust each other during this segment? It's definitely worth the watch to find out.

Watch Kevin Nealon Discuss His 'SNL' Beginnings with Paul F. Tompkins

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web talk show Speakeasy, with guest Kevin Nealon talking about his early days in comedy, starting in standup when everyone at his level was doing an impression of David Letterman, Richard Pryor or Steve Martin (he was doing Steve Martin), and Dana Carvey calling him from Lorne Michaels's back bedroom the summer before they both got hired for SNL to excitedly, quietly tell him what celebrities were there.

Watch Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, with guest Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang! Bang! and, like Tompkins, a former writer for Mr. Show. It's fun to see these two talk with Tompkins out of character, after having heard/seen him hilariously play so many people that aren't himself on Comedy Bang! Bang! and it results in a conversation that's just as funny as any time these two are in the same room together.

Paul F. Tompkins and Thomas Lennon Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

It just occurred to me that the Paul F. Tompkins web series Speakeasy is just like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, only with cocktails instead of coffee, a host whose supreme fanciness is unparalleled, and more focus on genuinely interesting comedian-to-comedian conversations than promotional tie-ins. In the latest episode, Tompkins talks to Thomas Lennon about his $11K line in the Will Smith movie Hancock, screenwriting work with Ben Garant, Morrissey superfandom, and more.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman Have a Delightful Chat

Here's a 20-minute conversation between Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman, two of the classiest gentlemen in comedy, who are chatting as a part of Tompkins's web interview show Speakeasy. Tompkins and Hodgman's insightful conversation dives deep into Hodgman's early days as a literary agent and how he transitioned into being an author himself.

Watch 'Mr. Show' Alums David Cross and Paul F. Tompkins Catch Up with a Long Chat

David Cross is the guest on the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's excellent interview web series, Speakeasy, which debuted today. The resulting 20-minute chat covers a lot of ground, including Cross's feature directorial debut with the movie Hits, the two of them reminiscing about Mr. Show, and Cross explaining why he doesn't care about the ocean.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Jim Rash Have a Conversation on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's interview web series Speakeasy, and his guest this time around is Oscar-winning screenwriter and Community actor Jim Rash. It's a fun run-through of Rash's career, including the history of his writing partnership with Nat Faxon, the horrifying origins of his Twitter name, and the trajectory of his ridiculous Community character.

Paul F. Tompkins Cast in ABC Pilot with Molly Shannon

Paul F. Tompkins and Molly Shannon are on track to becoming network comedy's coolest new couple. According to THR, Tompkins has been cast to star opposite Shannon in the untitled single-camera ABC comedy created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan formerly called Bambi Cottages. Tompkins will play an overworked father who moves with his wife and six kids from the city to New Hampshire to run a group of tourist cottages. Here are some more details on Tompkins's character:

Tompkins will play the charming and likable Teddy, who describes himself as a dreamer — and there's little that can quash Teddy's child-like optimism and lively spirit. He [...]