SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins

SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins

United States

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

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...

85 The Last Sizzler (w/ Jeb Lund, Stephanie Courtney, Maria Blasucci, Amanda Lund)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the people who are just getting caught up on their shows to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation!  This week, Paul’s special guest is journalist Jeb Lund! They chat about what fruit Jeb would pick to be the only...

84 State Fair: Live from Largo (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Jordan Black, Annie Savage, Jean Villepique)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live audience and unseen listeners back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special returning guest is Kumail Nanjiani of The Meltdown with...

83 Under A Big Rain Storm w/ The JayVees (Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique)  

Paul F. Tompkins does NOT exclude entrance to anyone in the world to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests AND improvisers are SPONT regulars Little Janet Varney & Jean Villepique, aka The Jayvees! They chat...

82 Madison Square Garden: Live from The Detroit Improv Festival (w/ Zach Gowen, Nyima Funk, Marc Evan Jackson, Marc Warzecha)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the citizens of the Motor City back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Detroit Improv Festival! This week, Paul’s special guest is professional wrestler Zach Gowen! They chat about Zach...

81 The Other Side of the Tracks: Live from the Detroit Improv Festival (w/ Craig Cackowski, Nancy Hayden, Nyima Funk, Marc Evan Jackson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Detroit Improv Festival! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor, improviser, and SPONT regular Craig Cackowski! They chat about whether or not Craig...

80 Warehouse (w/ Eugene Cordero, Tim Baltz, Amanda Lund, Carla Cackowski)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes every single person on Earth and in space to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is hilarious actor/improviser Eugene Cordero of Other Space and Kong: Skull Island! They chat whether...

79 Madrid: Live from Outside Lands 2016 (w/ Fred Armisen, Craig Cackowski, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Outside Lands in San Francisco! This week, Paul’s special guest is Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live! They chat about whether a...

78 Donut Factory: Live from Largo (w/ Desmin Borges, Dan Ahdoot, Tim Baltz, Tawny Newsome)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the mighty and the humble 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 Desmin Borges of FXX's You're the Worst! They...

77 Concession Stand (w/ Rhea Butcher, Brandon Johnson, Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you all personally without the help of any flunkies to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Rhea Butcher of Seeso's Take My Wife and Put Your Hands Together! They chat about...

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