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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

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

167 Downey, CA (w/ Drew Tarver)

6/11/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his listeners back to the professional show known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Drew Tarver! Drew chats about his very very happiest memory from childhood, naming the villain of his Lego town “Vagina” as a kid, and moving to New York to work on a new show “The Other Two.” They then improvise a story set in Downey, CA. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This...

Duration:01:16:04

166 Coachella VIP (w/ Stephanie Beatriz, Ally Beardsley, Travis Coles, Kimia Behpoornia)

6/4/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all to the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Stephanie Beatriz of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and BoJack Horseman! Stephanie chats about whether she would date Nicole Byer (the previous guest on the show), negging being an automatic turn off when she was dating, and the difficulty of sharing custody with her old dog Banjo with her ex. Then, they are joined by improvisers Ally Beardsley, Travis Coles, and Kimia...

Duration:01:15:25

165.5 Bonus: SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins

5/28/2018
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On a bonus episode of Spontaneanation, we proudly present the SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins featuring Matt Gourley, Ben Acker, Rhea Butcher, John Hodgman, and Eban Schletter. Enjoy!

Duration:01:14:09

165 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square New York City (w/ Nicole Byer, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Lyric Lewis)

5/21/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is reunited with his listeners on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian/improviser Nicole Byer of Nailed It! and Loosely Exactly Nicole! Nicole chats about who she would kill first if The Purge were real, why she would want to live in the world of the movie Ghost, and everyone always trying to get her into Star Wars. Then, they are joined by improvisers and A.P. Bio cast mates Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, and Lyric Lewis, to improvise a story set...

Duration:01:11:51

164 The Price Is Right (w/ Allen Maldonado, Nyima Funk, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer)

5/14/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins is the mysterious voice that welcomes all back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor Allen Maldonado of The Last OG! Allen chats about what he would have his evil twin do if he had one, his mother having his family go on The Price Is Right on their 18th birthday, and a string of bad luck events that started and ended with car accidents. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nyima Funk, Maribeth Monroe, and Jaime Moyer, to improvise a story set at...

Duration:01:14:10

163 Grocery Store (w/ Natasha Rothwell, Hal Lublin)

5/7/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins contemplates whether he wants welcome everyone back back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Natasha Rothwell of HBO’s Insecure and Love, Simon! Natasha chats about a dream she had that is actually interesting, how she deals with confrontation, and the best part of being an army brat. Then, they are joined by improviser Hal Lublin, to improvise a story set in a Grocery Store. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This...

Duration:01:07:10

162 LensCrafters (w/ Bryan Safi, Shaun Diston, Shulie Cowen, Colleen Smith)

4/30/2018
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes every person back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor/comedian/writer Bryan Safi of Throwing Shade! Bryan chats about who the Denzel Washington in his life is, dancing the dabke, and the unexpected problems that arise when taking your spouse’s last name. Then, they are joined by improvisers Shaun Diston, Shulie Cowen, and Colleen Smith to improvise a story set at a LensCrafters. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it...

Duration:01:09:00

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