Comedy Central has ordered up a six-episode-long fourth season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. The full lineup of comedians who will be doing the new season of the stand-up showcase was posted online this week and it includes Reno 911!'s Tom Lennon, future TBS late night host Pete Holmes, and SNL co-head writer Colin Jost. Here's the full list of the 24 comedians who will be spread out over six episodes:
James Adomian, W. Kamau Bell, Mark Forward, Travon Free, Ron Funches, Gary Gulman, Phil Hanley, Seth Herzog, Pete Holmes, Colin Jost, Jessi Klein, Jamie Lee, Tom Lennon, Joe Mande, Morgan Murphy, Sara Schaefer, Rory Scovel, Dan Soder, [...]
Here's a 2006 short film called Kidney Thieves that comedian Paul F. Tompkins just uploaded to the internet via his YouTube account this week. It also stars Ethan Embry and Paget Brewster, was directed by Splinter's Toby Wilkins, and was written by Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Acker. It's probably the most pleasant movie about kidney thieves ever made.
As if you're not already sick of hearing about the election, a bunch of great comedians called into Southern California radio station KCRW to share their election night plans. Here's a three-minute audio clip of comments from the comedians who called in: Jonah Ray, Cameron Esposito, Paul F. Tompkins, Jackie Kashian, Moshe Kasher, Kristina Wong, Tom Sibley, Will Weldon, Dana Gould, and Kurt Braunohler. I swear this is the last election post I'll write unless Louis C.K. or Dan Harmon punches Mitt Romney in the face or something.
The latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's "Speakeasy," his weekly web series for MadeMan.com, dropped yesterday, and in it, he sat down with Robot Chicken's Seth Green for a sophisticated barroom chat. The highlight comes at the top, when Tompkins relives Green's short stint as a teenage stand-up comedian with him. Apparently, in the late 80s, a young Seth Green gave stand-up comedy a shot, and he happened to perform at a Philadelphia open mic that comedy newcomer Paul F. Tompkins was hosting. Green says he's thankful that no footage from his stand-up days have survived, but somebody out there has to have a video, right? Come on, internet! [...]
Here's Community star Alison Brie on the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's excellent web series Speakeasy. Tompkins talks to her about GIFs, Dungeons & Dragons, Nathan Fillion, her cover band, Community, Mad Men, and tons of others stuff that's fun to talk to Alison Brie about.
Here's another great video from Paul F. Tompkins's personal vault from his long-running live variety show, The Paul F. Tompkins Show. It's him and Maya Rudolph covering Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' song "Home" back in 2011. Tompkins is two for two with these after the excellent cover of Adele's "Skyfall" he dropped late last year. Somebody give this guy a TV variety show already.
Here's Paul F. Tompkins singing Adele's theme from the James Bond movie Skyfall with a full band backing him up. It's a spectacular performance from the final Paul F. Tompkins Show of 2012, his monthly variety show at the L.A. nightclub Largo. Tompkins is taking a little break from The Paul F. Tompkins Show, but he's promised via Tumblr to share more cool stuff from his personal video archive in the new year and we all know Tumblr promises can't be broken.
Real-life friends Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins sat down for a wide-ranging barroom chat for Tompkins's weekly MadeMan.com web series "Speakeasy." The duo, who go way back to their Mr. Show days in the mid-90s, talk about Oswalt wanting to dial down his stand-up touring so he can focus on his family, why he won't be releasing a Louis C.K.-style special any time soon, and his review of a metalcore album, which is hilarious and worth a read if you haven't seen it yet.
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Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web talk show Speakeasy with guest Rob Delaney. As with everything Paul F. Tompkins puts out, it's charming, classy, hilarious, and well worth your time.
Earlier this year, Paul F. Tompkins begun releasing videos from the vast archives of things filmed at his long-running Los Angeles variety show The Paul F. Tompkins Show. Here's the latest video from the PFT Vaults, which is a long 2011 sketch starring Tompkins and special guests Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph. It's now the closest you can ever come to being at this show in 2011 without the aid of time travel.
The two fanciest dressers in comedy, Aziz Ansari and Paul F. Tompkins, sat down for a barside chat for Tompkins's web talk show "Speakeasy" today. It's a nice long conversation between two very funny dudes that goes deep into each of their stand-up processes and Ansari's history as a comedian, and of course, they talk a lot about the world's finest suits.
Here's footage of Paul F. Tompkins and cartoonist/humorist David Rees hosting a karaoke night on a cruise ship. It's not just any cruise ship, though. It's one of musician Jonathan Coulton's JoCo Cruise Crazy cruises. As Tompkins put it, they "hosted the shit out of that night." The video proves it, and, if you're having doubts about watching, I assure you it's 1000 times better than every video of karaoke or a cruise ship event in history.
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