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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.

Paul F. Tompkins Is Providing Live Coverage of the State of the Union with a Panel of Puppets

Barack Obama is set to deliver his sixth State of the Union address tonight, and comedian Paul F. Tompkins will be anchoring some unusual live coverage of the event. Tompkins is the host of No, You Shut Up!, a comedy show on the new cable network Fusion that launched last year and features him moderating a political discussion between Jim Henson Company puppets. Tonight, Tompkins and said puppets will be covering the State of the Union speech live on No, You Shut Up! The State of the Union starts tonight at 9pm EST and No, You Shut Up!'s coverage starts at 8pm EST and will be livestreamed on [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Says 'The Pod F. Tompkast' Will Return This Year

Paul F. Tompkins hasn't put out a full new episode of his beloved comedy podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast, since November of 2012, but it looks like the show will be coming back at some point in 2014. Tompkins tweeted over the weekend, "And know that The Pod F. Tompkast WILL return this year. We're headed back into the studio very soon!" Launched in 2010, each episode of The Pod F. Tompkast features Tompkins doing sketches, making a phone call to friend/standup Jen Kirkman, and addressing the audience with stream of consciousness monologues over composer Eban Schletter's piano playing.

Although Paul F. Tompkins hasn't put out a new episode of that [...]

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 [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Talks About Being Prank-Called by an Ice-T Impersonator

Last month, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, who frequently plays Ice-T on his podcast and Comedy Bang! Bang!, received a phone call from someone impersonating Ice-T, and the real Ice-T played audio of the conversation on his own podcast. It turns out that Tompkins and the Ice-T impersonator actually had a 25-minute conversation and that it was edited down to five minutes for the podcast.

Here's Tompkins telling Nerdist more about the phone call:

[Ice-T] just launched a podcast, and within a week of his podcast launching, I got an email from my agent saying Ice-T would like to have you as a guest on his [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Paul F. Tompkins Returns for 'Beyond Belief' on 'The Thrilling Adventure Hour'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour – Beyond Belief, “Basil's Day”

ROB: For those who aren’t familiar, "Beyond Belief" [...]

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Key & Peele Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's internet talk show Speakeasy, and his guests this time around are Key & Peele stars/creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The three have a lovely conversation about how Key & Peele first met in Chicago, the danger of ironic racism, and a great story about a grandmother watching their show.

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.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Eric Andre Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's interview web series Speakeasy. His guest this week is Eric Andre, host of The Eric Andre Show, and the two have a fun conversation about hidden camera bits, Hannibal Buress, and Eric Andre's musical side projects.

Listen to an Ice-T Impersonator Prank Call Paul F. Tompkins

If there's only one thing Paul F. Tompkins will be remembered for, surely it's his spot-on Ice-T impression. Recently, a performer named Rocwell prank called Tompkins posing as Ice-T, and the real Ice-T played a recording of the call on his new podcast Final Level. It's a hilarious and adorable listen, and Tompkins even gives the impostor some killer podcasting advice. Click through to hear the clip.