• Watch Paul F. Tompkins answer questions about the way he dresses and other stuff

    Comedian Paul F. Tompkins takes online fan questions for Speakeasy, his new series on Made Man. This week, he explains why he wears suits all the time and who was “really The Boss.” Speakeasy premiered in May and features Tompkins chatting over drinks with Hollywood’s most iconic men at various Los Angeles drinking holes. Peeps like Weird Al, Zach Galifianakis, Nathan Fillion, Chris Hardwick, and more join the bardic icon

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    Watch the Comedy Bang Bang trailer with Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and more

    Since 2009, Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns) has hosted the Comedy Bang! Bang! (originally Comedy Death-Ray) podcast. The show features Scott and his comedy friends (guests range from lower-profile comedy nerd favorites such as Andy Daly and Harris Wittels to the occasional comedy superstar such as Ben Stiller) playing games and participating in longform, character-driven improvised interviews. For comedy fans, Comedy Bang! Bang! has remained a must-listen podcast

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    Paul F. Tompkins hosts chat show ‘Speakeasy’ with guests Ty Burrell, Nathan Fillion and more!

    If you watched his recent stand-up special Laboring Under Delusions on Comedy Central (read our interview here), you know that comedian Paul F. Tompkins knows how to tell a story. But in his new Web series, Speakeasy, it seems most of the stories will be provided by his celebrity guests. In the trailer, we find Tompkins and his subjects — dudes like Zach Galifianakis, Nathan Fillion, Oscar Nunez, Weird Al

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    Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

    Obsessing about stand-up has its advantages. Perhaps the best byproduct for a true comedy fan is that through the years, we’re privy to the comedian’s emotional and artistic journey– all played out intimately onstage. And few comics’ evolution has been as satisfying to witness as that of Paul F. Tompkins. His 2007 album, aptly titled Impersonal is filled with absurdly hilarious ruminations. Will we ever look at Stromboli the same

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    Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Julie Klausner welcomes Paul F. Tompkins, Fred Armisen, cats and more to live podcast taping

    If you showed up at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night for the live taping of writer and comedienne Julie Klausner’s How Was Your Week? podcast expecting Teddy Leo, cat photos, the JCPenney Facebook page, drunk Maya Angelou, the most hated man on Billy Eichner’s iPod (aka, Chubby Checker), a taped bit starring Jackée, and a spirited discussion of who should be cast in the all-black remake of Steel

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    Paul F. Tompkins makes TLC’s “Cake Boss” watchable (Video)

    Hulu’s new venture into original programming with The Morning After may not seem to have big appeal to higher brow tastes with their ET-leaning style program. Yet, inviting guests such as Paul F. Tompkins to showcase their immense talents certainly may dissolve such notions. In a nod to his time as host of VH1’s Best Week Ever and the Pod F. Tompkast, Tompkins hilariously overdubbed a clip of TLC’s Cake

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    Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

    MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with disgusting triteness, but certainly Kindler works a crowd in what might best be described as the most accurate definition of a COMEDIAN. He doesn’t just

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    Comedian light boxes feature Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., more

    Janeane Garofalo is a light box!

    The ways in which comedy nerds can show their appreciation for the artists they love are a bit limited. Obviously, you can show up to your fave comedians’ live shows; these days you could probably also donate some money to their podcast/indie radio show or leave a supportive comment on their latest viral video attempt or maybe even shoot off

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2

    PORTLAND – Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, because the show was packed with talent. Kristen Schaal, Fred Armisen, Jon Daly, Brett Gelman, Mike Lawrence, and of course, director Lance Bangs. First up

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    The 10 Must-have stand-up comedy DVDs from 2010

    If you’re here, you’ve probably seen that a few weeks ago we released our Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2010. Or maybe you were just Googling “year-end lists” and landed here. Or maybe you were searching for porn and got horribly lost. Whatever the case, we’re happy to have you. This list is a bit different from our album list. First and most obviously, this is a list of comedy

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    Paul F. Tompkins will take your questions Wednesday, live on video

    Paul F. Tompkins, one of the comedy scene’s most beloved performers — and one of the Internet’s most plugged-in artists — will be answering questions from his fans (that’s you!) tomorrow (Wednesday) Sept. 15 live through video. Recently-launched video chat site Yowie.com will he hosting the event starting at 10 pm EST. To savor the experience properly, you’ll need a webcam and a pair of headphones. Once there, you’ll be

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    Paul F. Tompkins podcast to hit iTunes Aug 1

    Mark your calendars everyone. The first episode of the hugely anticipated podcast from Paul F. Tompkins is complete. The Pod F. TomPkast was recorded this week at TV/Film Composer, Eban Schletter’s studio. Chances are, many of our readers are familiar with Schletter’s work on Mr. Show. The triumphant completion of The Pod F. TomPkast was humbly announced via the dedicated twitter page with a simple, “I am born.” Tompkins’ own

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    France invades comedy tweets

    Every morning I like to check Twitter to find out what the scuttlebutt was while I was sleeping. I’ll start to reply to someone but quit mid-tweet when I realize that nobody remembers what they updated 9 hours ago. Today, I was both delighted and insanely frustrated to find a number of hilarious Twitter folk had spontaneously broke out in French tweets from the Montreal Just for Laughs festival. I

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    John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show

    People planning to watch John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show may want to reserve their own sofas to assure getting a good seat to this comedy-show equivalent of an all-star game. The lineups for the series, which premieres Friday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, are teeming with heavy-hitting headliners. Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Kristen Schaal, and Eugene Mirman are the showcase acts, but this

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