SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins

SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins

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SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to long-form sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, and his incredibly talented friends from the world of improv for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.

Episodes

109 An Abandoned Puppet Theater w/ CBB Tour Reunion (Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, Lauren Lapkus)  

Paul F. Tompkins closes out cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, and Lauren Lapkus reuniting from the Comedy Bang! Bang! Tour. They chat about what’s the most scared they’ve ever been; which includes possible snakes, closet grabs, and unexpected horror moments in comedies. Then they improvise a story set in An Abandoned Puppet Theater. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT), MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

108 A Small Town Post Office After Hours w/ Big Grande (Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Drew Tarver)  

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Big Grande (Big Grande’s Teacher’s Lounge) Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what food item they have consumed the most of in their lifetime, the difficulty Drew's mother has differentiating her son from her husband, and Jon’s most mortifying experience with Dan and Drew at a McDonald’s drive-thru. Then they improvise a story set in A Small Town Post Office After Hours. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
 This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT), BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT), and Scentbird (www.scentbird.com code: PFT).

107 An Interstellar Colony Ship w/ Superego (Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville)  

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Superego pals Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, and Mark McConville. They chat about what age they would choose to remain for their entire life, Mark ruining a group photo, and Jeremy turning down an illicit offer in New York City. Then they improvise a story set in An Interstellar Colony Ship. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT).

106 A Parallel Universe (w/ Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver)  

Paul F. Tompkins kicks off the beginning of cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ co-stars Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what would be the most valuable item to trade in an apocalypse, their death bed toast choice, and their musical theatre experiences. Then they improvise a story set in A Parallel Universe. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

105 Earwolf (w/ Kristen Schaal, Maria Blasucci, Tawny Newsome, Carl Tart)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody (including hay eating horses) to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords, Bob’s Burgers and The Last Man on Earth! They chat about whether Kristen has ever been arrested, being an undefeated speech and debate champion in school, and how much the concept of the afterlife has changed since she was a child. Paul is then joined by Maria Blasucci, Tawny Newsome, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set in Earwolf. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT), and MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT).

104 A High-End Boxing Gym (w/ Andrew Ti, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Tawny Newsome)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and sloths to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist! They chat about what Andrew does for exercise, how almost getting in several bar fights led to him getting glasses, and starting a ping pong club in high school where ping pong was never played. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set in A High-End Boxing Gym. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT).

104 A High-End Boxing Gym (w/ Andrew Ti, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Tawny Newsome)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and sloths to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist! They chat about what Andrew does for exercise, how almost getting in several bar fights led to him getting glasses, and starting a ping pong club in high school where ping pong was never played. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set in A High-End Boxing Gym. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT).

103 The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos (w/ Dave Holmes, Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, Zeke Nicholson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes folks, friends, and customers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is podcaster, TV host, and author Dave Holmes! They chat about what clubs Dave was a part of in high school, how he was able to host a college radio show despite not being a college student, and experiencing an important revelation during an episode of "The Leftovers.". Paul is then joined by Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, and Zeke Nicholson, to improvise a story set in The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

103 The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos (w/ Dave Holmes, Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, Zeke Nicholson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes folks, friends, and customers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is podcaster, TV host, and author Dave Holmes! They chat about what clubs Dave was a part of in high school, how he was able to host a college radio show despite not being a college student, and experiencing an important revelation during an episode of "The Leftovers.". Paul is then joined by Jean Villepique, Amanda Lund, and Zeke Nicholson, to improvise a story set in The Break Room Of A Very Busy Quiznos. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

102 The Red Carpet at the Oscars (w/ Merrin Dungey, Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, Nyima Funk)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone for some tough love time on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Merrin Dungey of Conviction and HBO’s Big Little Lies! They chat about Merrin's last great meal (and who she was with and what they talked about), murderer sharks, and inevitably ending up at Cheesecake Factory. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, and Nyima Funk, to improvise a story set at The Red Carpet at the Oscars. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT).

102 The Red Carpet at the Oscars (w/ Merrin Dungey, Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, Nyima Funk)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone for some tough love time on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Merrin Dungey of Conviction and HBO’s Big Little Lies! They chat about Merrin's last great meal (and who she was with and what they talked about), murderer sharks, and inevitably ending up at Cheesecake Factory. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Shaun Diston, and Nyima Funk, to improvise a story set at The Red Carpet at the Oscars. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: PFT).

101 Burmese Therapist Office: Live from SF SketchFest (w/ Busy Philipps, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco and the world to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2017! This week, Paul’s special return and first 3-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! They chat about whether or not Busy considers herself a “bad girl,”  the unusual way Busy found her therapist,, and teaching children about the weirdness that they may come across on the internet. Paul is then joined by Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Burmese Therapist Office. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Photos by Greg Garth.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Crashing on HBO, MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), and Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

101 Burmese Therapist Office: Live from SF SketchFest (w/ Busy Philipps, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco and the world to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2017! This week, Paul’s special return and first 3-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! They chat about whether or not Busy considers herself a “bad girl,” the unusual way Busy found her therapist,, and teaching children about the weirdness that they may come across on the internet. Paul is then joined by Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Burmese Therapist Office. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Photos by Greg Garth.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Crashing on HBO, MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), and Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

100 A Shoe Store: Live from Largo (w/ Constance Wu, Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience for the 100th episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Constance Wu of Fresh Off the Boat! They chat about which sport Constance would kick Paul’s ass in, the real reason Constance got into figure skating as a child, and her dad’s love of Celine Dion. Paul is then joined by Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in A Shoe Store. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Photos by Liezl Estipona.This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com (www.leesa.com/PFT) and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT).

100 A Shoe Store: Live from Largo (w/ Constance Wu, Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience for the 100th episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Constance Wu of Fresh Off the Boat! They chat about which sport Constance would kick Paul’s ass in, the real reason Constance got into figure skating as a child, and her dad’s love of Celine Dion. Paul is then joined by Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in A Shoe Store. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Photos by Liezl Estipona.This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com (www.leesa.com/PFT) and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT).

99.5 Bonus: The Pilot Episode (w/ Rich Sommer, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman)  

In anticipation of the 100th episode SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins, we present to you the never-before heard pilot episode! Featuring Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman, and special interview guest Rich Sommer. They chat about how Mad Men is going to end, Rich being upset after having Citizen Kane and Battle star Galactica spoiled for him, and Rich practicing chess for 9 months to have a perfect movie moment in real life. They then improvise a story set in A Non-Tropical Resort. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! Plus, Paul answers your Twitter questions about the show!

99.5 Bonus: The Pilot Episode (w/ Rich Sommer, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman)  

In anticipation of the 100th episode SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins, we present to you the never-before heard pilot episode! Featuring Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman, and special interview guest Rich Sommer. They chat about how Mad Men is going to end, Rich being upset after having Citizen Kane and Battle star Galactica spoiled for him, and Rich practicing chess for 9 months to have a perfect movie moment in real life. They then improvise a story set in A Non-Tropical Resort. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! Plus, Paul answers your Twitter questions about the show!

99 Ice Cream Parlor (w/ Craig Cackowski)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone in these unwelcome times back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation's good friend Craig Cackowski! They chat about what rating Craig’s kitchen would receive if a health inspector were to enter his home, Craig's unexpected responsibilities as a bartender at a mall deli, and the lovely compliment paid to him by his dentist. They then improvise a story set in an Ice Cream Parlor. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Crashing on HBO.

99 Ice Cream Parlor (w/ Craig Cackowski)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone in these unwelcome times back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation's good friend Craig Cackowski! They chat about what rating Craig’s kitchen would receive if a health inspector were to enter his home, Craig's unexpected responsibilities as a bartender at a mall deli, and the lovely compliment paid to him by his dentist. They then improvise a story set in an Ice Cream Parlor. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Crashing on HBO. 

98 A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland (w/ Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all (including The beasts of the field) back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests and improvisers are Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams, and Cedric Yarbrough of The Black Version! They chat about if they've ever called 911 to help a stranger, Gary getting involved in a dangerous situation near our studio, and how Cedric handled a childhood French fry fire. They then improvise a story set in A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT).

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