• Bob Odenkirk, David Cross Netflix series will feature Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, many more!

    Now, this is super exciting. Rumor has it that your favorite coked-up comedy uncles, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, will be bringing a powerhouse backup team with them when their new Netflix series launches. The title of the forthcoming show is what we all wish we were: With Bob and David. Well, we may not get to partake directly in the action, but a number of equally as awesome comedians

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    Mr. Show returns? (Photo)

    A devilishly-teasing photo from Paul F. Tompkins suggests that a big comedy project is on the horizon from his old Mr. Show gang. On New Year’s Eve, comedian Paul F. Tompkins tweeted a picture of him with David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn and Jay Johnston huddled around a table where writing is occurring. Could it be a writer’s table?! Mr. Show is arguably one of the best sketch comedy

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    Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

    The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the OneKid OneWorld foundation. 2776 features an impressive lineup of comedians including Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Ira Glass, Margaret Cho, Paul F.

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    Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, John Hodgman talk Thrilling Adventure Hour ahead of Town Hall show

    The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a glorious amalgam of old-school and contemporary art, a throwback to a simpler time and yet highly evolved, sophisticated and simultaneously goofy as hell. The Thrilling Adventure Hour is super fucking cool. And it’s about to invade New York for its biggest event yet; tomorrow, Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm (buy tickets here!), the madness descends on Town Hall’s 1,500 seats. For the dedicated

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    The Thrilling Adventure Hour is headed to Town Hall in New York (Exclusive)

    It’s been nine years since writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker staged their first production of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a wholly unique comedy experience that has earned a massive cult following thanks, in part, to its monthly sold-out shows at the 280-seat Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and its accompanying podcast from Nerdist Industries. And on Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm, cast and crew will descend

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    Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

    Comedian Paul F. Tompkins might be the star of his own network sitcom! The comedian has been cast in Brian Gallivan’s single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. He will play an overworked father dreaming of being “on vacation all year” by uprooting his family from the city and moving everyone to New Hampshire to open a group of tourist cottages. Saturday Night Live star Molly Shannon will play his wife. Sign

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    SF Sketchfest announces stellar lineup, Key and Peele, Amy Schumer, Tenacious D, more!

    Like many folks, I have mixed feelings about comedy festivals. On the one hand, maintaining the requisite energy to plow through days of programming and events is a tall order. On the other hand, so much awesome business happens that it’s usually worth the sleepless nights and inevitable exhaustion on the tail end. SF Sketchfest announced their 13th annual comedy festival line-up this week, running Jan. 23 through Feb. 9

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    Paul F. Tompkins talks Obamacare problems with puppets, gets nowhere (Video)

    If you’re tired of the brain-numbing, never-ending, get-nowhere political debates you witness every day on cable news, then permit us to submit a solution: A new show called No, You Shut Up, airing on Fusion and hosted by Paul F. Tompkins, wherein the comedian tackles our country’s most pressing issues by debating with puppets. That’s right. With the help of Jim Henson Company characters like Senator Galapagos the Tortoise, Yerd

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    Comedy Bang Bang hits the road with Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys

    Comedy Bang Bang is hitting the road for the second year in a row. IFC announced that lead man Scott Aukerman is set to commence on a Comedy Bang Bang tour with special guest, Paul F Tompinks, and sketch group The Birthday Boys — whose own show (produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller) on IFC premieres in October — will open. The two-week tour will hit several cities starting

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    New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

    Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show at Webster Hall and you can be there as a witness. Tickets are available through The Black List NYC. There will be three shows

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    This open letter to Paul F. Tompkins illustrates all that is good about comedy

    It’s not that we here at Laughspin need any convincing about the power and beauty of comedy. It’s just that it’s heartening to see the artform’s effects on its fans from time to time. Hence, we’re really excited about this open letter to Paul F. Tompkins, originally posted on Reddit. Usually, people employ the open letter format when they want to complain about something. But as you’ll see below, that

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    Paul F. Tompkins once mistook a live pelican as a microphone (Video)

    Now that ThingX has officially launched, we can spend less time guessing about its origin and purpose and more time absorbing all of its fucked up content. For instance, are you sick of interviews wherein comedians are asked a bunch of questions that make sense and when answered provide you with a deeper understanding of said comedian? Well, then you’ll love the ThingX interview. Below is one with Paul F.

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Best Week Ever is back: Which comedians do you want to see?

    It is the best week ever…because VH1 announced that the hit series Best Week Ever is returning after a three years off air. The show will return to anchor Friday nights on the nostalgic network’s new line-up. The trailblazing talking head show featured pop culture icons, musicians, and (most importantly, to us) stand-up comedians describing who, what, or which absurd event they thought made that week the best week ever.

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    Paul F. Tompkins is taping a pilot for Comedy Central!

    When we spoke with Paul F. Tompkins in April, the comedian told us he had a project with Comedy Central in the works, but couldn’t speak too much about it. Today, he shared some details about a pilot taping, including a good description of what the show will be: “Comedy Central’s Nightcap with Paul F. Tompkins is a humorous and interactive look at the world of popular culture as Paul

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