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The Pod F. Tompkast

Paul F. Tompkins

Award-Worthy Comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS Presents Sketch, Live Recordings and Conversation, All Whilst Taking a Healthy Dip in The Stream of Consciousness. Featuring Clips from Mr. Tompkins's Largo Variety Show, The Music of Eban Schletter and Absurd P...Show More

21:44 | Mar 19th, 2013

From The Paul F. Tompkins Show 10th Anniversary Special: "A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins," featuring Brian Whalen.

59:03 | Jan 22nd, 2013

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20:35 | Dec 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas! And... other things! From The Paul F. Tompkins Show, December 2010: "The Holiday Play," with Joshua Malina, Judy Greer and Tim Meadows. We'll be back in The New Year! Thank you for your support!

1:49:38 | Nov 30th, 2012

Episode 24: Recorded LIVE in front of An Audience at Largo at The Coronet on October 20th, 2012. The Golden Age of Italian Explorer Television. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: "Advice to The Probably Dead" with Melissa Rauch, Beth Littleford and Jani...Show More

1:14:36 | Nov 16th, 2012

Episode 23: The Great Undiscovered Project Goes Psycho. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: "Scheer Vengeance," featuring Paul Scheer and Crissy Guerrero. Paul gets introspective and outrospective. Next: LIVE AT LARGO.

1:38:02 | Oct 19th, 2012

Episode 22: Up, up, and also away with The Great Undiscovered Project. “The Dream Prisoners,” with Matt Gourley, John Ross Bowie, Kimmy Gatewood and Patton Oswalt. Scott Aukerman SINGS! Southie? SOUTHIE?!?!

1:13:20 | Oct 16th, 2012

Episode 21: Whither The Home Piano? The Great Undiscovered Project Takes a Field Trip. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: "The Uncanny Hollow," featuring Andy Daly, Rich Sommer and Laraine Newman. Justin Kirk retroactively walks the walk.

1:12:46 | Oct 12th, 2012

Episode 20: Now, HERE be dragons?  Inspiration Alley. "A Little Off The Top," featuring Jessica St. Clair. Fabulous faubulist Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) comparison shops for ancient weaponry.

1:36:23 | Oct 11th, 2012

Episode 19: Good evening to you all. The first step is admitting you have a problem with someone. Choose Your Own Grube-venture, featuring Dave (Gruber) Allen. Talking about architecture is like Thomas Lennoning about podcasting.

1:25:16 | Oct 3rd, 2012

Episode 18: WE HAVE RETURNED. The Great Undiscovered Project Steams Up. Advice To The Probably Dead, featuring Janet Varney, Scott Rodgers, and Janie Haddad Tompkins. LEAVE SOUTHIE ALONE! Strange Happenings. Remember! The Pod F. Tompkast happens LIVE...Show More

28:39 | Jul 31st, 2012

A rarity indeed! Here is Paul's monologue from the July 2012 performance of The Paul F. Tompkins Show. WARNING: Contains social commentary. Silliness will resume next month. Promise. Recorded Live at Largo at The Coronet in West Hollywood, CA.

18:45 | Jun 15th, 2012

Will you be in the Los Angeles are on Thursday, June 28th, 2012A.D.? YOU SHOULD BE! Because then you can attend a taping of NIGHTCAP WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS! “Comedy Central’s 'Nightcap with Paul F. Tompkins' is a humorous and interactive look at the w...Show More

14:42 | Jun 1st, 2012

Remember when John Lithgow dropped peyote and went on a vision quest?  Here is the audio of the vision he quested!

26:43 | May 22nd, 2012

A first! We are excerpting another program! John Moe's WITS is a variety show on the radio in St. Paul, MN. Paul guested recently, with his ole pal Aimee Mann, and they were forced to do creative battle against each other! Recorded live at The Fitzge...Show More

1:36:55 | May 8th, 2012

Episode 17: Who's Worse, Our One Listener or All Birds? The Great Undiscovered Project Has Gone Fishin'. "Sounds Fun!" with John Hodgman (recorded live at San Francisco SketchFest 2012). Are You Ready To Go Back To Fake Titanic, Jen?

1:21:57 | Mar 2nd, 2012

EPISODE 16: Peasants, We Miss You. The Great Undiscovered Project, Lost in The Wilderness with Werner and Cake Boss. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show, "Lice Capades," with Judy Greer (recorded live at San Francisco SketchFest). Community's GILLIAN JACO...Show More

1:26:01 | Feb 1st, 2012

EPISODE 15: The Origins of The Potter's Field. The Great Undiscovered Project Brings You The Boss of Cakes and a Washer of Brains. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Advice To The Probably Dead, feat. Martha Plimpton. Nerdist Host Chris Hardwick Visits ...Show More

20:35 | Jan 19th, 2012

Here is a bit of security chat that simply didn't fit in the Jen call from Episode 14. But we liked it, still. So here. HERE. Stay through the plugs at the end to hear Nick Fury recriuit Jen for the Phone Call Avengers!

1:16:39 | Jan 14th, 2012

EPISODE 14: The Great Undiscovered Project Moves Forward-- Literally! From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Home Sick with Special Guest Paul Scheer. Jen Kirkman is Alarmingly Disarming! And Plenty of Rambles. I Mean, PLENTY.

14:35 | Dec 19th, 2011

We know we've been away for a while.  We miss you, too.  Life is complicated, you guys!  So complicated, in fact, that sometimes you will call someone up and pretend to be a guy who got hit in the head with a brick!  JUST LISTEN, IT WILL ALL MAKE SEN...Show More

19:17 | Oct 31st, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en! From 2010, here's a sketch from The Paul F. Tompkins Show featuring special guest Janeane Garofalo. NOTE:  There are numerous sound problems that occur here and there.  They are not the kind that will make you throw off your headpho...Show More

11:09 | Oct 25th, 2011

From October 2011 edition of The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Paul riffs pre-show, in character as Garry Marshall.

17:36 | Oct 7th, 2011

Paul visits with his absent friend, Chris Hardwick.  Check out Chris Hardwick's podcast, The Nerdist Podcast! It's on the Internet!

1:12:34 | Oct 1st, 2011

EPISODE 13: We Have Returned. Paul and Eban Ramble Their Way Into A New Chapter of THE GREAT UNDISCOVERED PROJECT, A Live Sketch With Community Star GILLIAN JACOBS, a Phone Call With Our Dear Friend JEN KIRKMAN, and An Unexpected Visit From The Great...Show More

14:33 | Sep 1st, 2011

John Lithgow. John C. Reilly. Mr. Brainwash. The Desert. Peyote. Dragées. Visions. Yelling! Season Two starts SOON.

1:44:49 | Jul 1st, 2011

EPISODE 12:  Recorded In Front of A Live Audience At Largo at The Coronet on Saturday, June 18th, 2011.  Hurt Feelings, Ominous Portents, and Efforts Britishly Redoubled. Chit-Chat Challenge! (featuring Judy Greer and Maria Thayer) Little Surfer Sout...Show More

1:20:35 | Jun 1st, 2011

EPISODE 11: Apologies To At Least One Of You In Advance. Been To The Desert With A Horse of Dragées. Google Voice Theatre Presents: JAWS (with Matt Gourley and Stephen Dunham). A Star Isn't Born. Paul F. Tompkins Sweats In Your Town! An Important Mes...Show More

1:26:39 | May 8th, 2011

I'm Sorry I Made You Think I Had A Time Machine. The Trouble With Novelty Telephones. Advice To The Probably Dead (featuring Maya Rudolph, Kathryn Burns and Aubrey Leigh). Jen Kirkman and The Case of The White Knuckles. Cinco de My GOD. The Intimidat...Show More

10:47 | May 1st, 2011

From the April 22nd 2011 edition of The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Paul introduces the evening's entertainment as a very special and purple person. We were going to release this as an Extrasode anyway, but since we couldn't get the regular episode finish...Show More

1:12:04 | Apr 1st, 2011

Episode 9: Jaunty, Right Out Of The Gate! The Game Is A-Loud! The Ex-Terminator (featuring Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm). The Kirkman of Cell Block H. Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your Hemisphere. Attention Must Be Paid!

1:27:38 | Mar 7th, 2011

EPISODE 8: Horseknees: The Envy of All Mammals! Webber's Wrules of Order and The Beginnings of A Plan. Presidents Day of The Dead (featuring Justin Kirk and Donald Glover). Aires Magazine, The Magazine for Millionaires! Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your...Show More

1:05:05 | Feb 1st, 2011

Episode 7: Much Talk of Raccoons. A "Ricochet" Reunion, Of Sorts. Google Voice Theatre (featuring Stephen Dunham and Matt Gourley). Jen Is A Punk. Scott Comes To Paul's Town To Tell You That Paul Comes To Your Town. Unfamous Ghost Roast!

1:09:25 | Jan 1st, 2011

This One's A Real Neck-Twister! Tell Go-Go All About It. Fun For Children Both Internal And Regular (featuring Maya Rudolph & Bob Odenkirk). The Incredibly Bad Skee-Ball Teacher. The Sobering History of Jen Kirkman. The January Man. This Is What I So...Show More

02:58 | Dec 25th, 2010

Merry Christmas! The Paul F. Tompkins Show offered this duet by Paul F. Tompkins & Dave (Gruber) Allen as a raffle prize at 2009's Habitat for Humanity benefit show. Now it is yours on this holy day. CAN IT BE...?

03:11 | Dec 21st, 2010

Every year, little kids ask the Cake Boss to use his gift of the second sight to answer their questions. Children are selfish and don't understand that other people might have feelings.

16:53 | Dec 10th, 2010

A [Story About] Christmas Carol(ers). Some important info is in there, too. Please. Important.

1:01:50 | Dec 1st, 2010

Episode 5: A Simple Country Podcast. Frosting, Fondant, Paint and Glue. A Price Beyond (Gruber) (featuring Dave [Gruber] Allen) Are You There, Mia Sara? Little Kirkman Needs To Fly. Paul F. Tompkins Is Comin' To Town. Food Things.

1:11:42 | Nov 1st, 2010

Episode 4: The Tyranny of Imagination. Whom The Boss Is, Cakewise. The Human Body: DISGUSTING. The First Thanksgiving (featuring Jennifer Coolidge) Do You Have Your Crumble Buddy? Ya, Ya, Best By Far! A Better Vagrant. Paul F. Tompkins Chills Out You...Show More

1:05:11 | Sep 30th, 2010

Episode 3: Who Watches The Watcher, Or At Least Talks About Him? Of Pretty Women and Cryptozoology. A Promise Fulfilled. Were We Ever So Young? Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your Town TO SCARE YOU. Act Three: Flattered, Glass.

54:16 | Sep 1st, 2010

Episode 2: It’s Night-Time on The Internet. Robert and His Rules. An Actor’s Secret Shame. “The Curious Stepbrother” (featuring Neil Flynn). There’s Something About Jen. In Dreams.

50:34 | Jul 29th, 2010

Episode 1: Welcome to A NEW ERA. A Drink Calls a Knight. "I Have A Google" (featuring Tim Meadows). The Origins of Friendship (One Particular Friendship, Not The Concept of It). Paul F. Tompkins Comes to YOUR Town!