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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

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

175 Dallas (w/ Karthik Nemmani, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville)

7/30/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you, no matter near or far, back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is winner of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Karthik Nemmani! Karthik chats about whether or not he pretends to like/read famous writers when they die, his love of tennis, and if he sees a time in the future where he doesn’t want to spell words. Then, they are joined by improvisers Matt Gourley and Mark McConville, to improvise a story set in Dallas. And as always, Eban...

Duration:01:03:02

174 Filthy Public Bathroom (w/ Roxane Gay, Ego Nwodim, Gary Anthony Williams, Maria Blasucci)

7/23/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends near and far, high and low, & big and small back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is writer/professor/author Roxane Gay! Roxane chats about what her name, personality and occupation would be if she were born the opposite sex, playing at construction sites as a kid, and never meeting a dog she’s been cool with her whole life. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ego Nwodim, Gary Anthony Williams, and Maria Blasucci, to improvise a story...

Duration:01:06:53

173 Backstage at an Adult Community Center Talent Show (w/ Kaitlin Olson, Carl Tart, Jean Villepique, Marc Evan Jackson)

7/16/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners right under the wire to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Kaitlin Olson of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The Mick! Kaitlin chats about what her spirit animal would be if she has met or seen it before, the biggest person who has hugged her in her adult life, and her favorite animal as a child. Then, they are joined by improvisers Carl Tart, Jean Villepique, and Marc Evan Jackson, to improvise a story set Backstage at an...

Duration:01:07:05

172 Portland, Oregon (w/ Erin Whitehead, Edgar Momplaisir, Laci Mosley)

7/9/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins finishes up some business and welcomes listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is actor/improviser Erin Whitehead of Wild Horses! Erin chats about what she would do if she saw herself from 5 minutes ago across the room eating a banana split, what kind of magic she was waiting for as a kid, and making herself sound smarter in her old journals. Then, they are joined by improvisers Edgar Momplaisir and Laci Mosley, to improvise a story set...

Duration:01:10:43

171 Palm Springs (w/ Veronica Osorio, Amanda Lund, Shaun Diston, Matt Gourley)

7/2/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins surprises unsuspecting listeners on today’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor and improviser Veronica Osorio of the Treks and the City Podcast! Veronica chats about what she would make a souvenir penny machine for, why she’s been drawing vaginas lately, and dubbing the songs for Dorothy during a performance of The Wizard of Oz in high school. Then, they are joined by improvisers Amanda Lund, Shaun Diston, and Matt Gourley, to improvise a story set...

Duration:01:11:46

170 A Craft Fair (w/ Caitlin Gill, Tony Rodriguez, Joan Ford, Steve Szlaga)

6/28/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is proud of his listeners on today’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Caitlin Gill! Caitlin chats about what style concept she’s always wanted to try, living in the basement of Bobcat Goldthwait, and her experience under the influence of mushrooms. Then, they are joined by improvisers Tony Rodriguez, Joan Ford, and Steve Szlaga, to improvise a story set in A Craft Fair. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on...

Duration:01:05:03

169 Akron, OH (w/ Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Chad Westbrook, Ryan Barton, Chris Grace)

6/25/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is confident in welcoming back everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are comedy couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Take My Wife! They chat about why you shouldn’t watch TV in the morning, Emilio Estevez’s relatives, and what the musicals about their lives would be called. Then, they are joined by improvisers Chad Westbrook, Ryan Barton, and Chris Grace to improvise a story set in Akron, OH. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter...

Duration:01:15:14

168 Parrot Jungle, A Parrot-Only Zoo in Miami, FL (w/ Natalie Morales, Mano Agapion, Jiavani Linayao, Oscar Montoya)

6/18/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back as Pride Month continues on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Natalie Morales of Parks and Recreation! Natalie chats about why her favorite teacher has changed over time, being given Pepsi and condensed milk as a child to gain weight, and a story about the hottest teacher at her school. Then, they are joined by improvisers Mano Agapion, Jiavani Linayao, and Oscar Montoya, to improvise a story set in Parrot Jungle, A...

Duration:01:13:55