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

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).

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).

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 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).

97 A Family-Owned Bagel Shop (w/ Cameron Esposito, Jeremy Carter, Colleen Smith, Gary Anthony Williams)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes himself to welcoming you back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito of Take My Wife and Put Your Hands Together! They chat about what happens if the Supreme Court gets rid of Roe v. Wade, dog x-rays, and figuring out a group address to replace "guys." Paul is then joined by Jeremy Carter, Colleen Smith and Gary Anthony Williams, to improvise a story set in A Family-Owned Bagel Shop. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT), and Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

96 The Bell House: Live from The Bell House (w/ Nathan Lee Graham, Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O'Neill, Gary Richardson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes back the East Coast and it’s representatives to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn! This week, Paul’s special return guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! They chat about which song was playing when Nathan lost his virginity, performing at a petting zoo, and Nathan's "Harriet Tubman Tour" of Germany with "Jesus Christ Superstar." Paul is then joined by Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O’Neill, and Gary Richardson, to improvise a story set at The Bell House. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

95 Backstage At A Rock Club: Live from The Bell House (w/ Rhett Miller, Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O'Neill, Gary Richardson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes New York to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s! They chat about how the movie 'The Sandlot' affected Rhett's life, unexpected reactions to Taylor Swift songs, and Rhett's young son taking a stand against the music industry. Paul is then joined by Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O'Neill, and Gary Richardson, to improvise a story set Backstage At A Rock Club. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com)

94 Art Gallery: Live from Largo (w/ Steven Yeun, Shulie Cowen, Tawny Newsome, Chris Tallman)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead! They chat about what day Steven would go back to relive & change, how Steven got a scar during high-school track warm ups, and Steven's church band. Paul is then joined by Shulie Cowen, Tawny Newsome, and Chris Tallman, to improvise a story set in an Art Gallery. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Photos by Liezl Estipona.This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/PFT ), GlassesUSA ( www.glassesUSA.com/Paul ), and Indochino ( www.indochino.com code: PFT).

93 Home Depot (w/ Nicole Parker, Brandon Johnson, Amanda Lund, Mary Sohn)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to this free show known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul's special return guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about Nicole’s first suit, bombing in front of David Bowie, and the appropriate title for a master of wigs. Paul is then joined by Brandon Johnson, Amanda Lund and Mary Sohn, to improvise a story set in Home Depot. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you by Glasses USA ( www.glassesUSA.com/Paul ). 

92 Boise, Idaho: Live from Now Hear This Festival (w/ Kulap Vilaysack, Howard Kremer, Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the Anaheim audience to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Now Hear This Festival! This week, Paul’s special guests are Kulap Vilaysack and Howard Kremer of Who Charted! They chat about the first joke they laughed at, Howard trying to write a Polish joke when he started doing stand-up because he thought his dad would like it, and Kulap reading the Encyclopedia as a child for fun. Paul is then joined by his Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ co-stars Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, and Drew Tarver to improvise a story set in Boise, Idaho. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!LOS ANGELES! Spontaneanation records its 100th episode LIVE at Largo on Saturday, January 7th! Be there for boring your future grandchildren purposes! Tickets:  bit.ly/SPONT100 This episode is brought to you by Smartypants Vitamins ( www.smartypantsvitamins.com/PFT )

91 A Fast Food Restaurant Kitchen In An Alternate Universe (w/ Maria Thayer, Stephanie Courtney, Colleen Smith, Chris Tallman)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes grownups (children get out of here!) to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is actress Maria Thayer of truTV’s Those Who Can’t! They chat about the time Maria’s primary caregivers let her down, the two different Berenstain Bears/Berenstein Bears universes, and the Lowly Worm. Paul is then joined by Stephanie Courtney, Colleen Smith, and Chris Tallman, to improvise a story set in A Fast Food Restaurant Kitchen In An Alternate Universe. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!LOS ANGELES! Spontaneanation records its 100th episode LIVE at Largo on Saturday, January 7th! Be there for boring your future grandchildren purposes! Tickets:  bit.ly/SPONT100 This episode is brought to you by Smartypants Vitamins ( www.smartypantsvitamins.com/PFT ) and Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: PFT).

90 The Childhood Home of Fred Rogers (w/ Kathryn Borel, Hal Lublin, Jennifer Marie Kelley, Mary Sohn)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on the spot to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is writer/author Kathryn Borel! They chat about who played the role of Kathryn's high school mentor, how Canada is forced to notice what happens in the United States, and the shame that comes with pronouncing words in public incorrectly. Paul is then joined by Hal Lublin, Jennifer Marie Kelley, and Mary Sohn, to improvise a story set in The Childhood Home of Fred Rogers. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!SAN FRANCISCO! Spontaneanation Live returns to SF Sketchfest on January 14th! With Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome & Little Janet Varney, plus a very special guest. Tickets are almost gone, so get yours NOW! http://bit.ly/SFSFSPONT17 This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/PFT ) and Framebridge ( www.framebridge.com code: PFT)

89 Salem, Oregon Comic Shop (w/ Ron Funches, Jordan Black, Jeremy Carter, Jean Villepique)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends and lovers to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is the hilarious Ron Funches! They chat about what Ron bought with his own money as a child, the grisly aspects of working at a cannery, and the unique way employees were punished  at a telemarketing job he once had. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Jeremy Carter, and Jean Villepique, to improvise a story set in a Salem, Oregon Comic Shop. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!SAN FRANCISCO! Spontaneanation Live returns to SF Sketchfest on January 14th! With Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome & Little Janet Varney, plus a very special guest. Tickets are almost gone, so get yours NOW! http://bit.ly/SFSFSPONT17 This episode is brought to you by HUAWEI ( www.huawei.fit/spont ), Leesa ( www.Leesa.com/spont ), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/pft ), and MVMT Watches ( www.mvmtwatches.com/pft ). 

88 East NYC Village (w/ Oscar Nunez, Craig Cackowski, Jean Villepique, Gary Anthony Williams)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all who feel that they need to be welcomed to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Oscar Nunez of The Office and People of Earth! They chat about why Oscar cares about God, his former...

87 Train Station: Live from Largo (w/ Horatio Sanz, Ryan Gaul, Mandell Maughan, Drew Tarver)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live audience back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is SNL alum Horatio Sanz! They chat about what Horatio's...

86 A Whale's Belly (w/ Natalie Morales, Matt Gourley, Craig Cackowski, Colleen Smith)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the future Snapchatting people to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Natalie Morales of Parks and Recreation and The Grinder! They chat about the time the most fun...

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