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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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English


Episodes

194 Parking Lot At A Phish Concert: Live from The Bell House (w/ Natalie Walker, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome)

12/10/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes theatre patrons and listeners at home back to Spontaneanation live from The Bell House in Brooklyn! This time out, Paul’s special guest is singer/actress Natalie Walker! Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero and Tawny Newsome, to improvise a story set at a Parking Lot at a Phish Concert. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast, ButcherBox...

Duration:01:08:57

193 1910s Home Being Renovated In Hudson River Valley (w/ Erin Gibson, Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Gary Anthony Williams)

12/3/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins loves that he caught you listening to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade! Erin chats about which weapon she would prefer be used to kill her, why ghosts aren’t afraid of technology, and Michael Myers being too cool to run. Then, they are joined by improvisers Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, and Gary Anthony Williams, to improvise a story set at a 1910s Home Being Renovated In Hudson River Valley. And as always, Eban...

Duration:01:27:04

192 Hospital Parking Lot (w/ Patti Harrison, Shulie Cowen, Chad Westbrook, Ify Nwadiwe)

11/26/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins cries tears of joy as he welcomes everyone back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian/writer/actor Patti Harrison! Patti chats about which neighborhood she would be in Los Angeles and New York, why she hasn’t been to the dentist in 14 years, and the TV series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. Then, they are joined by improvisers Shulie Cowen, Chad Westbrook, and Ify Nwadiwe, to improvise a story set in a Hospital Parking Lot. And as always, Eban...

Duration:01:24:32

191 Grandma’s Kitchen (w/ Vella Lovell, Kimia Behpoornia, Edgar Momplaisir, Carla Cackowski)

11/19/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends (old and new) back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Vella Lovell of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! Vella chats about which celebrity she would like to die in the arms of, the movie Hook, and being a kid watching TV trying to not get caught watching something she shouldn’t have. Then, they are joined by improvisers Kimia Behpoornia, Edgar Momplaisir, and Carla Cackowski, to improvise a story set in Grandma’s Kitchen. And as always,...

Duration:01:15:24

190 Target (w/ Jameela Jamil, Maribeth Monroe, Marc Evan Jackson)

11/12/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins says “I love you” and welcomes you back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Jameela Jamil of The Good Place! Jameela chats about where she plans to spend the apocalypse, Target being her favorite place on Earth, and the 3 times she broke her nose. Then, they are joined by improvisers & The Good Place all-stars Maribeth Monroe and Marc Evan Jackson, to improvise a story set in a Target. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all...

Duration:01:10:07

189 A Jiffy Lube Waiting Room (w/ Kara R. Brown, Jaime Moyer, Mary Sohn, Tim Baltz)

11/5/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all including Daredevil to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is writer and co-host of “Keep It,” Kara R. Brown! Kara chats about who is her secret crush right now, getting the first ever Distinguished Alumni Award from her small private school, and believing that weddings are not a big deal. Then, they are joined by improvisers Jaime Moyer, Mary Sohn, and Tim Baltz, to improvise a story set in A Jiffy Lube Waiting Room. And as always, Eban (only...

Duration:01:10:20

188 A Train Platform: Live from London (w/ Starlee Kine, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

10/29/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live London audience to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is broadcaster/writer/nice person Starlee Kine! Starlee chats about her relationship with God, her sister’s Shakeology phase, and recently having a full on sister fight in public. Then, they are joined by improvisers Tawny Newsome and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at A Train Platform. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is...

Duration:01:09:02

187 Pool In Palm Springs (w/ Trixie Mattel, Colleen Smith, Annie Savage, Oscar Montoya)

10/22/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ringtone rippers and everyone else back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is fantastic performer/drag superstar Trixie Mattel! Trixie chats about the last time he was in a stream, nature related likes/dislikes growing up in the “ country country,” and the effects of cryotherapy. Then, they are joined by improvisers Colleen Smith, Annie Savage, and Oscar Montoya, to improvise a story set in a Pool In Palm Springs. And as always, Eban (only the...

Duration:01:13:17

186 Hot Spring At A Discount Resort In Iceland: Live from Detroit (w/ Christophe Zajac-Denek, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

10/15/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of Detroit to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is musician and actor Christophe Zajac-Denek of Twin Peaks! Christophe chats about putting chewed up pieces of paper into light sockets when he was 5 to 7 years old, his “worst” first kiss, and playing drums in the band Mini Kiss at the AVN Awards. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at a Hot Spring At A Discount...

Duration:01:17:32

185 In Line at a Delayed Lauryn Hill Concert: Live from Detroit (w/ James Rigato, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

10/8/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the beautiful crowd of Detroit to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is the proprietor of Mabel Gray, Chef James Rigato! James chats about recurring dreams that are significant to him, why goats are the hardest to raise and kill, and if given the opportunity, would he try human flesh. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set In Line at a Delayed Lauryn Hill Concert. And as...

Duration:01:10:45

BONUS: Let Threedom Ring

10/4/2018
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Paul, Lauren, and Scott abandon their regular show formats to spend some quality time together on a new podcast. Check out the first two episodes of Threedom in your favorite podcast app. Subscribe to Threedom to hear more free episodes every Thursday. Check out Threedom in Apple Podcasts: applepodcasts.com/threedom

Duration:00:02:37

184 Amusement Park (w/ Kether Donohue, Shaun Diston, Mandell Maughan, Carl Tart)

10/1/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is glad to be welcoming all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Kether Donohue of You’re the Worst! Kether chats about which album she would recreate in a studio as the lead singer, why she got kicked out of all girls catholic school, and why Scent of a Woman is a must watch. Then, they are joined by improvisers Shaun Diston, Mandell Maughan, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set in an Amusement Park. And as always, Eban (only the best)...

Duration:01:15:36

183 Winston-Salem, North Carolina (w/ Jackie Michele Johnson, Matt Gourley, Laci Mosley, Santina Muha)

9/24/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins makes it clear that none are unwelcome to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/comedian Jackie Michele Johnson of Natch Beaut! Jackie chats about what conspiracy she would start, the worst dog she’s ever walked, and her experience doing “the coffee sleeve narc job.” Then, they are joined by improvisers Matt Gourley, Laci Mosley, and Santina Muha, to improvise a story set in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter...

Duration:01:17:31

182 Germany: Live from Philly (w/ Kae Lani, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney)

9/17/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Food Editor for USA Today, Kae Lani! Kae chats about her first job, how her grandfather would pull her in a Radio Flyer Red Wagon to sell plants when she was a kid, and some of the spoof songs she would sing working at Cold Stone Creamery. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in Germany....

Duration:01:12:43

181 San Diego Comic-Con: Live from Philly (w/ Ariell Johnson, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney)

9/10/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse owner Ariell Johnson! Ariell chats about what her first pet’s name was, all of her fish she had growing up, and why she’d prefer a cat over a dog if she were to get another pet. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at San Diego Comic-Con. And as always, Eban (only...

Duration:01:04:50

180 Reno, NV (w/ Kulap Vilaysack, Maribeth Monroe, Mano Agapion, Ify Nwadiwe)

9/3/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone abruptly back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is writer/comedian/actress Kulap Vilaysack of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$! Kulap chats about being the child of refugees, which zoo is her favorite, and learning to breathe with the Grinberg Method. Then, they are joined by improvisers Maribeth Monroe, Mano Agapion, and Ify Nwadiwe, to improvise a story set in Reno, Nevada. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on...

Duration:01:26:52

179 Eudora, AR (w/ Jay Ellis, Gary Anthony Williams, Ryan Gaul, Jaime Moyer)

8/27/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the distracted people back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Jay Ellis of HBO’s Insecure! Jay chats about which country is the most romantic and why, the perils of long bus rides, and his most exotic animal sightings. Then, they are joined by improvisers Gary Anthony Williams, Ryan Gaul, and Jaime Moyer, to improvise a story set at in Eudora, Arkansas. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is...

Duration:01:16:03

178 High School Auditorium (w/ Scott Thompson, Colleen Smith, Chris Grace, Mano Agapion)

8/20/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins gets philosophical in welcoming listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/comedian Scott Thompson of The Kids in the Hall! Scott chats about what song he puts on when a hookup comes over, becoming content with himself, and staging an countrywide intervention for the US. Then, they are joined by improvisers Colleen Smith, Chris Grace, and Mano Agapion, to improvise a story set in a High School Auditorium. And as always, Eban (only the...

Duration:01:13:49

177 Inside the Mind of a Horny Housewife (w/ Calpernia Addams, Kimia Behpoornia, Maria Blasucci, Ronnie Adrian)

8/13/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes music lovers back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is author/actress/musician Calpernia Addams! Calpernia chats about her first memory, figuring out what was going on in pop-culture when she was younger by sifting through Mad magazines,and the mixtape that changed her life. Then, they are joined by improvisers Kimia Behpoornia, Maria Blasucci, and Ronnie Adrian, to improvise a story set Inside the Mind of a Horny Housewife. And as always, Eban...

Duration:01:02:10

176 High School Graduation (w/ Sam Richardson, Ally Beardsley, Ronnie Adrian, Carl Tart)

8/6/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you back to the good ol’ show known as Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Sam Richardson of Veep and Detroiters! Sam chats about why he is here, coming to the conclusion that he wasn’t religious when he figured out Santa Claus wasn’t real, and what was his concept of God when he was little. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ally Beardsley, Ronnie Adrian, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set at a High School Graduation. And as...

Duration:01:15:13