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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.

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 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.

Watch Bill Hader and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Pleasant Conversation

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's excellent web series Speakeasy, in which he has a delightful 23-minute chat with Bill Hader. They cover Hader's entire career in comedy, including his childhood interest in Monty Python, how he felt nervous his first four years at SNL, and not realizing what a genius Kristen Wiig was immediately on the show.

Bob Odenkirk Has a Nice Long Chat with Paul F. Tompkins

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's delightful chat show Speakeasy with his old Mr. Show boss Bob Odenkirk as the guest. It's a fun conversation between two old friends, and there's even a bonus video below of Tompkins and Odenkirk reainterpeting David Cross's scenes from Alvin and the Chipmunks:

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.

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 and 'Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olson Have a Nice, Long Chat

Paul F. Tompkins's interview series Speakeasy is back, and his guest this time is It's Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olson. As usual with Speakeasy, it's a delightful longform chat, covering Olson getting kicked out of The Groundlings, why she prefers sketch to improv, and the eventual end of Always Sunny.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Nate Corddry Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy, in which he has a long conversation with Nate Corddry, star of The Daily Show, Harry's Law, and most recently, The Heat. It's an interesting, in-depth interview about Corddry's career that's most interesting when he's talking about his high-pressure audition for The Daily Show after his brother Rob was already a cast member (9:35 mark) and his experiences on Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and how that show failed (12:41 mark).

Tony Hale Talks 'Arrested Development' on Paul F. Tompkins's 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode in Paul F. Tompkins's excellent chat show Speakeasy, in which he has longform chats with different entertainers. His guest this week is Arrested Development's Tony Hale, and Tompkins's conversation with Hale covers all sorts of Arrested Development stuff, just in case you aren't totally sick of hearing about Arrested Development at this point.

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.

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.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and 'Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks Have a Conversation

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's interview series Speakeasy with guest Jonathan Banks, who you probably know best as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad. It's a fun, long talk between the two that covers how Banks found out he wasn't on the show anymore and his recent comedic work on Parks and Rec, Modern Family, and the upcoming season of Community, parts he's landed, in his own words, "because I'm so fuckin' funny."

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Ben Schwartz Have a Conversation

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's delightful chat show, Speakeasy. His guest this time around is Parks and Recreation and House of Lies star Ben Schwartz, and the two have a nice, insightful 23-minute long chat about comedy and their careers that's totally worth your time.