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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 ). 

Best of 2016 Pt. 4  

Finally, the conclusion of the Best of Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 countdown with special co-host Paul F. Tompkins is here with your Top 3 episodes of the entire year and your number 1 on the Best of CBB Live 2016. Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!This episode is brought to you by Thursday Boots ( www.thursdayboots.com/bangbang ).

I Swear To God I Will Dropkick Those F***ing Dogs  

On this episode, Morgan Jeske and Sean celebrate Magnolia, In The Mood For Love and Search Party! 0:00:00 - 0:42:37 - Magnolia (1999), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Tom Cruise, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Phillip Baker Hall, John C Reilly, Melora Waters, Julienne Moore, April Grace, William H Macy, Luis Guzman, Ricky Jay, Melinda Dillon, Henry Gibson, Jason Robards, Jeremy Blackman, Paul F Tompkins, Fiona Apple, Patton Oswalt, Michael Murphy, Alfred Molina, Pat Healy (YOU FUCK), Felicity Huffman, probably 30 other people.   0:42:38 - 1:00:14 -  In the Mood For Love (2000), directed by Wong Kar Wai, staring Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Siu Ping Lam, Rebecca Pan, and Lai Chen. 1:00:15 - 1:20:04 - Search Party (2016), starring Alia Shawkat, John Early, Ron Livingston, Rosie Perez, and Parker Posey.   Next Week: 2017? WILL WE MAKE IT? Our outro music this week: is "Success" by Iggy Pop. And our intro, as always, is from Escape From New York.  You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. For a quick look at who has been on the show before and what movies have been discussed in each episode, look at our one-page episode guide. This is a Patreon-supported podcast, subscribing to the show can give you access to monthly criticism from the hosts. You can follow the show on twittertumblrletterboxd and facebook. The hosts are on twitter too - TuckerMorgan, and Sean

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 )

Best of 2016 Pt. 3  

Scott and Paul F. Tompkins continue counting down The Best of Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 episodes as they go through numbers seven through four on the count down as well as number two on the Best CBB Live episode of 2016 as voted by YOU. You’re welcome!This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/CBB ), and Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/BANGBANG ).

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Holiday Funaround 2016  
Written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker Directed by Aaron Ginsburg Starring the WorkJuice Players: Paul F. Tompkins, Busy Philipps, Marc Evan Jackson, Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Mark Gaglirdi, Joshua Malina, Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, and Paget Brewster.  Guest starring Timothy Omundson, Chris Tallman, and Open Mike Eagle. Music by Jordan Katz and the Elements of Style, featuring composer Jonathan Dinerstein. New songs: "End of the Line" by Ted Leo and "Lullaby of the Rails" by Rhett Miller.

Recorded at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on December 17, 2016.

Best of 2016 Pt. 2  

The Best of Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 count down continues as Scott and Paul F. Tompkins go through numbers eleven through eight on the count down as well as number three on the Best CBB Live episodes of 2016 as voted by YOU. Plus, a special Christmas surprise for all you precious listeners!This episode is brought to you by HUAWEI (www.huawei.fit/comedybangbang) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com/BANGBANG).

Best of 2016 Pt. 1  

Another year, another special Comedy Bang! Bang! Best of Countdown with Scott and Paul F. Tompkins. Scott and PFT countdown numbers fifteen through twelve of the Best CBB episodes of 2016 and number four of the Best CBB Live episodes of 2016 as voted by YOU listeners. Stay tuned for Pt. 2!This episode is brought to you by Huawei ( www.huawei.fit/comedybangbang ) and Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/bangbang ).

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).

Beyond Belief, "Snakes in a Mane"  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Hal Lublin as the Spooky Narrator; Annie Savage as a gorgon; Mark Gagliardi as Pterodactyl Jones; and Autumn Reeser as Bloody Mary.

Music by Jordan Katz & the Elements of Style, featuring Jonathan Dinerstein.
Written, produced, and directed by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.
Music by Jordan Katz and the Elements of Style.
"Love Ain't No Billy Goat" written by Jonathan Coulton.

Recorded November 16, 2016 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

463 Xmas: Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, Paul F. Tompkins, Tawny Newsome, Tim Baltz, Neil Campbell, Rhea Butcher, Will Hines, Ryan Gaul, Jeremy Rowley, Drew Tarver, James Adomian, Zeke Nicholson, Brendon Small  

Scott is having the holiday blues and has some old friends and new friends join him to cheer him up on this year’s Holiday episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! Expect appearances by future CBB host Jason Mantzoukas, intern Gino Lambardo, John Lennon of The Beatles, The Smooth Criminal, The Time Keeper, Gary Urbansky and his brother Ron, Frosty the Snowman and many more. Eggnog Man.This episode is brought to you by Foot Cardigan ( www.footcardigan.com code: COMEDY), Dollar Shave Club ( www.dollarshaveclub.com/BANGBANG ), Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/BANGBANG ), Soothe ( www.soothe.com code: CBB), and Omaha Steaks ( www.omahasteaks.com code: BANG).

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 ). 

Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, "Still Alive"  

Starring Marc Evan Jackson as Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars and Mark Gagliardi as Croach the Tracker. Also starring Hal Lublin as the folksy narrator; Paul F. Tompkins as the Gelato Stand; Jonathan Coulton and Paul & Storm as The Jonathan Coultons; Hal Lublin and Annie Savage as androids; Paul F. Tompkins as Paul's Character and Paul's Other Character; and Autumn Reeser as Virginia West.
Music by Jordan Katz and the Elements of Style. Sparks theme by Eban Schletter.
Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded November 16, 2016 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

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...

The 50th Episode Squib Spectacular  

On this very special 50th episode of I Was There Too, Matt invites you all along on his journey to fulfill a lifelong dream of getting professionally squibbed. Substitute host and podcast brethren Mark McConville interviews Matt and andrew from J&M Special Effects throughout the process and fellow podcast soulmates Paul F. Tompkins and Jeremy Carter beautifully provide the taut action drama of the fictional scenario in which Matt is to be fake shot. Plus, Matt’s dad, stepmom, and fiancée join him to provide a tough but honest critical reaction.

This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com.

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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...

Beyond Belief, "Mannequin Episode"  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, Busy Philipps, and Janet Varney as mannequins; and Hal Lublin as a mannequin hunter.
Music by Jordan Katz & the Elements of Style, featuring Jonathan Dinerstein.
Directed by Aaron Ginsburg. Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded October 23, 2016 at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.
PLUS: A bonus musical treat recorded at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Ted Leo, Jean Grae, and the cast!

Tickets are on sale NOW for the FINAL THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR show for many years. It's at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on December 17, 2016. Tickets here: https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/thrilling-adventure-hour-holiday-funaround

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