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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

161 Joe’s Crab Shack (w/ Utkarsh Ambudkar, Craig Cackowski, Colleen Smith, Edgar Momplaisir)

4/23/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is excited that Spontaneanation is happening once again! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor Utkarsh Ambudkar of Game Over, Man! and Brockmire! Utkarsh chats about what he would name a star, being crushed after finding out how much his childhood toys were worth years later at a comic book store, and being fired from a Korean restaurant for eating the high-end food. Then, they are joined by improvisers Craig Cackowski, Colleen Smith, and Edgar Momplaisir, to...

Duration:01:13:52

160 Fish Taco Shack On The Beach (w/ Helen Hong, Laci Mosley, Ego Nwodim, Chris Grace)

4/16/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his wonderful listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian and actress Helen Hong of Go Fact Yourself! Helen chats about why she is here, her life before stand-up being a producer for reality television, and how the depths of depression lead her to take a stand-up comedy class. Then, they are joined by improvisers Laci Mosley, Ego Nwodim, and Chris Grace, to improvise a story set at a Fish Taco Shack On The Beach. And as...

Duration:01:18:14

159 The Moon (w/ Jon Hamm, Maria Blasucci, Shaun Diston, Mark McConville)

4/9/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone born on Earth back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Jon Hamm of Mad Men! Jon chats about one of the biggest failures in his life, pushing through the fear when he first moved to LA to pursue an acting career, and his new film Beirut. Then, they are joined by improvisers Maria Blasucci, Shaun Diston, and Mark McConville, to improvise a story set on The Moon. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on...

Duration:01:08:50

158 San Diego Airport (w/ Ryan Gaul, Ronnie Adrian, Stephanie Courtney)

4/2/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone born on Earth back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/improviser/writer Ryan Gaul of The Last O.G.! Ryan chats about what he wants someone to whisper in his ear, his afterlife beliefs as a child and how they changed now that he’s an adult, and stealing a wad of 50 dollar bills and handing them out in Kindergarten. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ronnie Adrian and Stephanie Courtney, to improvise a story set at the San...

Duration:01:14:59

157.5 This Was a Mistake

3/30/2018
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On the first episode of Threedom, hosts Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus discuss what inspired their new podcast. In Lauren’s segment “HAHAHA Thatsreallygoodthats,” two people improvise a boring conversation while the third laughs and makes up an excuse to leave. Then the three hosts try to decide what the show should be called. If you’re not already a Stitcher Premium subscriber, you can go to StitcherPremium.com/threedom and use the code THREEDOM to get one month free!

Duration:01:07:01

157 Abandoned Farm House (w/ Eliza Skinner, Mano Agapion, Zeke Nicholson, Betsy Sodaro)

3/26/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is elated that you downloaded another episode of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is comedian/improviser/writer Eliza Skinner of Drop the Mic and Cool Playlist! They chat about what crime she would commit, the fun of jamming your thumb into candy bars, and the joy of hot-wiring a hot rod. Then, they are joined by improvisers Mano Agapion, Zeke Nicholson, and Betsy Sodaro, to improvise a story set in a Abandoned Farm House. And as always, Eban...

Duration:01:14:06

156 A Sunken Livering Room From A Multi-Camera TV Set (w/ Wild Horses: Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne)

3/19/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins flirts with his listeners as he welcomes them back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, and Stephanie Allynne of Wild Horses! They chat about what they would be up to in 1967 San Francisco, a young Erin talking to heart shaped photos of Christian Slater that were above her bed, and Mary’s love of Medieval Times. Then, they improvise a story set in A Sunken Livering Room From A Multi-Camera TV Set. And as...

Duration:01:17:26

155 Olympic Opening Ceremonies 2018 PyeongChang South Korea (w/ Andy Daly, Matt Gourley)

3/12/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins clears his throat before welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Andy Daly of The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project! Andy chats about a place that gives him immediate joy, the pillow his mother gave him as a child that he still uses to this day, and the moment his father stood up and walked away as they watched Midnight Run together. Then, they are joined by Matt Gourley to improvise a story set at the Olympic Opening...

Duration:01:15:10

154.5 Bonus - Baskin-Robbins: Live from SF SketchFest (w/ Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

3/7/2018
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As promised, Paul F. Tompkins releases the damaged audio from the 2018 San Francisco SketchFest featuring special guests Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney, and Eban (only the best) Schletter on piano.

Duration:01:26:31

154 Baskin-Robbins (w/ Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

3/5/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes gigglers and laughers to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Tony Hale of Arrested Development and Veep! Tony chats about whether or not he would invite himself somewhere, the size of a party mattering to him, and not wanting to be sit next to strangers at a wedding. Then, they are joined by Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in a Baskin-Robbins. And as always, Eban (only the...

Duration:01:10:44

153 LaCroix Factory (w/ The Black Version: Phil LaMarr, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams)

2/26/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone he loves back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests and improvisers are Phil LaMarr, Daniele Gaither, and Gary Anthony Williams of The Black Version! They chat about what is their least favorite question strangers often ask them, pilots being afraid of heights, and the importance of packing light. They then improvise a story set in a LaCroix Factory. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode...

Duration:01:05:47

152 Civil War Reenactment (w/ Tawny Newsome)

2/19/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his wonderful listeners back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Tawny Newsome! Tawny chats about how many eggs she can eat in one sitting, wondering if Scarface is a spin-off of The Godfather films, and being sent out of the room when a racy scene was happening on TV as a kid. They then improvise a story set at a Civil War Reenactment. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all...

Duration:01:13:18

151 Schenectady, NY (w/ LeVar Burton, Zeke Nicholson, Ronnie Adrian, Laci Mosley)

2/12/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins lovingly welcomes all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is LeVar Burton of LeVar Burton Reads, Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation! LeVar chats about what he thinks of Lyft drivers, witnessing a couple having sex as he was scuba diving, and being caught in a series of rapids in South-Central Africa. Then, they are joined by improvisers Zeke Nicholson, Ronnie Adrian, and Laci Mosley, to improvise a story set in Schenectady,...

Duration:01:11:32

150 United Airlines Flight One Way LA To Duluth (w/ Nathan Lee Graham, Tawny Newsome, Shaun Diston, Carl Tart)

2/5/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to a very special 150th episode of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! Nathan chats about what’s the best thing to find underwater, what prompted the decision to learn how to swim at 30, and wanting to be the first gay villain for Marvel. Then, they are joined by improvisers Shaun Diston, Carl Tart, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set at a United Airlines Flight One Way LA...

Duration:01:19:42

149 Yngwie Malmstein Concert: Live from The Bell House (w/ David Rees, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1/29/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience under the roof of the Bell House in Brooklyn to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is humorist David Rees! David chats about which 3 celebrities he would recruit to his post-apocalyptic survival team and why, his time in a barbershop group, and his 3 second only in New York story. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at a Yngwie Malmstein Concert....

Duration:01:14:23

148 Wisconsin: Live from The Bell House (w/ Erin Gloria Ryan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

1/22/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes clappers and wooers to Spontaneanation live at the Bell House in Brooklyn! This time out, Paul’s special guest is senior editor for The Daily Beast, Erin Gloria Ryan! Erin chats about whether she is excited for the singularity or if she’s terrified, not being allowed to watch sitcoms as a kid but did watch The Nanny, and her childhood memory of being mad at her dad for falling asleep during The Little Mermaid. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero,...

Duration:01:15:36

147 Wisconsin Dells Water Park (w/ Maribeth Monroe, Nancy Hayden, Jaime Moyer)

1/15/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone including riddle lovers back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress and comedian Maribeth Monroe of Workaholics and The Good Place! Maribeth chats about her most embarrassing superstition, being tormented by her older brothers growing up, and purgatory. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nancy Hayden and Jaime Moyer, to improvise a story set in Wisconsin Dells Water Park. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores...

Duration:01:03:30

146 A Corn Maze (w/ Kristian Bruun, Matt Gourley, Chris Grace, Tawny Newsome)

1/8/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends both far and near to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! Kristian chats about what movie universe would he most want to live in, thinking a practical joke was being played on him while watching the original Twin Peaks, and whether he will turn his back on Canada to become an American citizen. Then, they are joined by improvisers Matt Gourley, Chris Grace, and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set...

Duration:01:06:58

145 Church Camp (w/ Joel Kim Booster, Matt Gourley, Colleen Smith, Rebecca Delgado Smith)

1/1/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins wishes all a Happy New Year on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Joel Kim Booster! Joel chats about losing his virginity to a French man, the four bases of dating, and believing he was going to be a youth pastor. Then, they are joined by improvisers Matt Gourley, Colleen Smith, and Rebecca Delgado Smith, to improvise a story set at Church Camp. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is...

Duration:01:15:39

144 Airport (w/ Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Little Janet Varney)

12/25/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins wishes listeners a very Merry Christmas on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are The WorkJuice Players aka Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Little Janet Varney. Everyone then shares which exotic pet they would choose between a Macaw, Tortoise, Boa, and Alpaca. Then, they all improvise a story set in an Airport. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought...

Duration:01:14:54

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