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Paul F. Tompkins and Randall Park Talk 'The Interview,' 'Fresh Off the Boat,' and East/West Coast Rap

Here's the latest episode of Speakeasy with host Paul F. Tompkins, who sits down with Fresh Off the Boat's Randall Park to sip on some Moscow mules and chat about his life, from his post-college "joke rap" band to when he was a Starbucks barista and Wild 'N Out cast member at the same time to playing Kim Jong-un in The Interview to his new TV role on Fresh Off the Boat. Tompkins also gets an exclusive scoop: Park will never, ever play Kim Jong-un again.

Paul F. Tompkins Teases a 2015 'Mr. Show' Reunion

It's no longer a question of whether or not a Mr. Show reunion is happening, but how long will we have to wait for it? Mr. Show writer/cast member Paul F. Tompkins recently tweeted a photo of some of the Mr. Show gang hanging out at what is hopefully a writers' table with the somewhat mysterious caption "Eight men out… of the 1990s. Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year? #MrShow." Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk confirmed with us in November that he hopes for a reunion of the HBO sketch show sometime this year:

Beyond more focus on telling longer [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson Talk Future Tripping, Improv, and More on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with Thrilling Adventure Hour, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation's Marc Evan Jackson, who chats with Tompkins at length about how he got his start in improv, how he approaches auditions, and how he learned to "lose the embarrassment of failure." It's a great episode full of solid advice for aspiring improvisers and actors alike, especially coming from a guy who grew up with no aspirations to be a TV star.

Paul F. Tompkins and Ed Helms Talk 'SNL,' 'The Daily Show,' 'The Office,' and More

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Ed Helms, who chats with Tompkins at length about his love for SNL, transitioning from standup to improv, auditioning for voiceover work full-time, and his experience on The Daily Show, The Office, and the Hangover movies.

Paul F. Tompkins and Bob Saget Talk Standup, Chumbawamba, 'Die Hard,' and More

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Bob Saget, who talks at length with Tompkins about how he got started as a standup, the relationship between comedy and death, his love for Chumbawamba, and a graphic story from his youth involving a fish smoking a cigarette.

Paul F. Tompkins and Scott Aukerman Look Back on Some Classic '90s Memories

It's a great week to learn about some of Scott Aukerman's lesser-known television projects. First it was Scott Through the Heart, and during his appearance on Fusion's No, You Shut Up! he got super nostalgic for the '90s with host Paul F. Tompkins, which reminded the guys about their '90s teen sitcom Ski Lodge High.

The Paul Tompkins-Hosted 'No, You Shut Up!' Premieres on Fusion Tomorrow Night

Fusion's political puppet talk show No, You Shut Up! hosted by Paul F. Tompkins is returning to the network for a third season tomorrow night. Tompkins revealed in interview with Fusion that the new season will feature half-hour episodes and more special guests: "We’re introducing a lot of new characters in addition to old favorites. And mixing the human and puppet worlds even more than we did in previous seasons." The first episode premieres at 10:00pm tomorrow night, while the following episodes will air every Thursday at 10:30pm. Check out some past No, You Shut Up! clips here.

Paul F. Tompkins and Sarah Silverman Talk 'Mr. Show,' 'M*A*S*H,' and More

Paul F. Tompkins sat down with Sarah Silverman for the newest episode of his web series Speakeasy, and the interview is full of great stories about when Silverman won an Emmy, why kids turn her into a "desperate creature," how she and Tompkins first met before Mr. Show, and how Bob Odenkirk ruined M*A*S*H for her. This episode also serves as a shocking reminder that Mr. Show's 20-year anniversary is only a year away.

Paul F. Tompkins and John Mulaney Talk 'SNL,' Shirtless Commercial Auditions, and More

While you're waiting for the series premiere of Mulaney this Sunday, here's the newest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with special guest John Mulaney, who talks with Tompkins about his attempts at "adult talk" as a child, his time as an SNL writer, the power of the phrase "my wife," the pressure of creating and starring in a show called Mulaney, his shirtless Starburst commercial audition, and much more.

Inside the Return of 'Superego' with Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins

On September 1st, the incredibly funny podcast Superego is returning with the debut of its long-awaited fourth season. The semi-improvised sketch show will return from its year-plus hiatus with comedian Paul F. Tompkins, a frequent guest on seasons past, officially joining the group full-time as a regular cast member alongside Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville. Since its launch in 2006, Superego has grown to become one of the comedy podcast industry's best and most elaborate programs and has attracted a slew of famous person guests like Jason Sudeikis, John Hodgman, and Gillian Jacobs, just to name a few. I recently had the chance to interview Gourley, Carter, McConville, and Tompkins [...]

Watch Rainn Wilson and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the newest episode of Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins and special guest Rainn Wilson, who looks back on how he got his start in acting, landing his Six Feet Under role, and of course his over 200 episodes playing Scranton's favorite beet farmer Dwight Schrute on The Office from 2005-2013. Wilson also shares what he learned after directing his first Office episode ("I was not very…how do I put this…nice?"), his thoughts on fear versus control, and his new TV role on Fox's Backstrom.

Paul F. Tompkins and Clark Duke Talk Robin Williams, Directing, and Croissants

A new episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy arrived today, this time with special guest and current Two and a Half Men regular Clark Duke. Tompkins chats with Duke all about his web series Clark and Michael, his hopes to be a director, working with Robin Williams on A Merry Friggin' Christmas, his love for croissants, and the upcoming sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine.

Rob Riggle and Paul F. Tompkins Talk 'SNL,' UCB, and the Marine Corps

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Rob Riggle, who chats with Tompkins all about his favorite comedies as a kid, his time as a pilot in the Marine Corps, falling in love with UCB, his trainwreck audition for the NBC sitcom Joey, and the sobering advice Will Ferrell gave him when he joined the cast of SNL.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins Hilariously Fail at Punchlines on '@midnight'

Comedy Central just released the above blooper from tonight's @midnight featuring panelists Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, and Greg Proops. Despite his perfect 1930s newsreel-style voice, Tompkins has some trouble delivering his punchlines, which leads to an interesting revelation about the birth of podcasts.