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

122 A Gas Station Only Stopped at During Road Trips (w/ Marc Evan Jackson)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone as he finishes up some yard work to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Marc Evan Jackson! They chat about who was Marc’s best friend as a child and what they would do together, recognizing his old building while watching Batman v Superman, and getting disappointed in the car. They then improvise a story set at A Gas Station Only Stopped at During Road Trips. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Want to submit a location for our improv? Follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter! We’ll ask for locations before we record, and once we do you’ll have five minutes to submit your suggestion! One suggestion per recording, thanks!This episode is brought to you by Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

121 Karaoke Night at A Small Logging Town Tavern (w/ Scott Aukerman, Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, Jean Villepique)  

Paul F. Tompkins keeps his cool on this week’s Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! They chat about something Scott’s hometown is known for, students mostly being interested in the famous people Scott knows when he goes to talk about his profession at schools, and the public access talk show he hosted when he was in high school. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, and Jean Villepique, to improvise a story set at Karaoke Night at A Small Logging Town Tavern.And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Want to submit a location for our improv? Follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter! We’ll ask for locations before we record, and once we do you’ll have five minutes to submit your suggestion! One suggestion per recording, thanks!This episode is brought to you by Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT) and Dr. Katz: The Audio Files (www.audible.com/DrKatz).

120 A Murder Mystery Dinner Party (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentlemen, and his Germany fans to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of Hollywood Handbook! They chat about what is the first song they remember hating, Sean’s recollection of riots that occurred in the parking lot of a Dave Matthews Band concert in Connecticut, and Hayes being scared of Ace of Base growing up. Paul, Sean, and Hayes then improvise a story set in A Murder Mystery Dinner Party. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Want to submit a location for our improv? Follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter! We’ll ask for locations before we record, and once we do you’ll have five minutes to submit your suggestion! One suggestion per recording, thanks!New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PM

119 A Forest (w/ Nicole Silverberg, Colleen Smith, Nyima Funk, Lilan Bowden)  

Paul F. Tompkins is back at it again (just like Damn Daniel) on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Nicole Silverberg of Reductress! They chat about what ingredient Nicole would remove from the world and why, repeatedly turning down a certain offer over the course of a 2nd date, and meeting her talented mustachioed boyfriend through Story Pirates. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Nyima Funk, and Lilan Bowden, to improvise a story set in A Forest. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!Want to submit a location for our improv? Follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter! We'll ask for locations before we record, and once we do you'll have five minutes to submit your suggestion! On suggestion per recording, thanks!New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PM

118 A Covered Wagon Fording A River (w/ Ennis Esmer, Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman, Josh Dean)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Ennis Esmer of Red Oaks and Blindspot! They chat about when it was the last time Ennis vomited, running home fast after getting drunk when he lived on a college campus, and loving to sleep in his clothes. Paul is then joined by Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman, and Josh Dean, to improvise a story set in A Covered Wagon Fording A River. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PMIf you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt!This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT).

117 Highway Clean Up (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, Mano Agapion)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes little sound makers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of The Big Sick! They chat about when they first learned what SEX was and how, what medical condition you may contract as a result of seeing their movie, and Kumail's favorite Vanessa Williams songs. Paul is then joined by Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, and Mano Agapion, to improvise a story set at a Highway Clean Up. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PM If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Audible (www.audible.com/PFT), and Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

116 Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry (w/ Alison Brie, Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood, Jackie Tohn)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to the valley of the great time we are about to have on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Alison Brie of GLOW, BoJack Horseman, and Community! They chat about what is the worst or best travel injury Alison has sustained, a stranger telling her that she avoids confrontation, and we learn about her new show. Paul is then joined by Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood, and Jackie Tohn of GLOW, to improvise a story set Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PM If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com code: PFT), RiffTrax (www.fathomevents.com/RifftraxShorts), and Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/PFT).

115 Labyrinth (w/ Kristian Bruun, Stephanie Courtney, Shaun Diston, Little Janet Varney)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to the beginning of a new episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! They chat about what Kristian's worst encounter with a stranger was, what clever nicknames the kids at school had for him, and military etiquette for having to vomit. Paul is then joined by Stephanie Courtney, Shaun Diston, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Labyrinth. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!  New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PM If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Bespoke Post (www.trythepost.com/PFT) and Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/PFT).

114 Ice Cream Shop In the Winter (w/ Shannon Woodward, Sarah Burns, Nyima Funk, Rebecca Delgado Smith)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen to this moment in time known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Shannon Woodward of HBO’s Westworld! They chat about what was the most embarrassed Shannon has ever been, the early days of competing for dial-up internet access, and the wastefulness of dirt. Paul is then joined by Sarah Burns, Nyima Funk, and Rebecca Delgado Smith, to improvise a story set in an Ice Cream Shop in the Winter. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!  New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: bit.ly/SPONTHOUSE1710PM If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/PFT), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT), and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT).

113 In the Green Room of a Local Morning Show (w/ Nicole Parker, Mary Sohn, Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to this event simply known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about where Nicole would go if given the choice to be anywhere else at this moment, her private school changing the lyrics to songs to make them more "appropriate", and her fond memories of her college dorm laundry room. Paul is then joined by Mary Sohn, Amanda Lund, and Maria Blasucci, to improvise a story set In the Green Room of a Local Morning Show. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!  If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT), Bespoke Post, and MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT).

112 Life Drawing Class (w/ Ted Leo, Colleen Smith, Craig Cackowski, Jordan Black)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes adult men and women back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Ted Leo! They chat about when was the last time Ted cried out of happiness, a story about a determined tortoise, and going from having a fear of animals as a kid to now living with a cat. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Craig Cackowski, and Jordan Black, to improvise a story set in Life Drawing Class. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: PFT), Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/PFT), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT), and BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT).

111 Panic Room (w/ Katy Colloton, Katie O’Brien, Daniele Gaither, Jean Villepique, Carl Tart)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentleman to this new experience of your life known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests are Katy Colloton and Katie O'Brien of TV Land’s Teachers! They chat about what song they always have stuck in their head, still having stage fright when it comes to singing, and the unexpected response they received for their musical episode of Teachers. Paul is then joined by Daniele Gaither, Jean Villepique, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set in a Panic Room. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/pft) and BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT).

110 The Manager’s Office of a Miniature Golf Course (w/ Tatiana Maslany, Lauren Lapkus)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on and in planet Earth to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black! They chat about what animals Tatiana has seen in the wild, her lifelong fear of sharks appearing in unusual places, and her 11 year no-vomiting streak. Paul and Tatiana are then joined by Lauren Lapkus to improvise a story set in The Manager’s Office of a Miniature Golf Course. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! If you'd like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Scentbird (www.scentbird.com code: PFT), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: PFT), and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/PFT).

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).

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