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.
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 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.
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.
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 [...]