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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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@pftompkins

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English


Episodes

135 South Street Philadelphia (w/ Ana Ortiz, Carla Cackowski, Eugene Cordero, Ryan Gaul)

10/23/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins arrives a bit late but just on time to welcome everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Ana Ortiz of Devious Maids! They chat about at what moment did Ana feel the most adult, hookers breaking into her apartment in Philadelphia, and her experiences being thrown out of bars. Then, they are joined by improvisers Carla Cackowski, Eugene Cordero, and Ryan Gaul, to improvise a story set at South Street Philadelphia. And as always, Eban (only the best)...

Duration: 01:04:15


134 A Cast Reunion for the film The Net (w/ Jensen Karp, Carl Tart, Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion)

10/16/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins says hi, hello, and what’s up to listeners on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Jensen Karp of Get Up On This and Drop the Mic! They chat about whether Jensen has ever gotten lost, the strange item he saved up for when he was 15 years old, and getting high to impress rappers. Then, they are joined by improvisers Carl Tart, Colleen Smith, and Mano Agapion, to improvise a story set at A Cast Reunion for the film The Net. And as always, Eban...

Duration: 01:09:34


133 Water Cooler Area At An Office (w/ Mary Holland, Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion, Carl Tart)

10/9/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes music lovers to this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Mary Holland of Wild Horses and Blunt Talk! They chat about what Mary believes is her finest and worst qualities, the moment she realized she should probably start doubting herself, and being a real cuddle bug. Then, they are joined by improvisers Colleen Smith, Mano Agapion, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set at a Water Cooler Area At An Office. And as always, Eban (only...

Duration: 01:30:01


132 Splash Mountain at Disneyland (w/ Aimee Mann, Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, Gary Anthony Williams)

10/2/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentleman, and cats walking across any keyboards to this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann! They chat about how many times Aimee googled herself this week, baby bangs, and phone etiquette at restaurants. Then, they are joined by improvisers Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, and Gary Anthony Williams, to improvise a story set at Splash Mountain at Disneyland. And as always, Eban (only the best)...

Duration: 01:08:06


131 Tommy Bahama Store (w/ Arden Myrin, Maria Blasucci, Little Janet Varney, Steve Agee)

9/25/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins slowly eases listeners into this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Arden Myrin of MADtv, Shameless, and Will You Accept This Rose! They chat about the last time Arden pretended to know something, just starting to tell the truth after realizing she was lying all the time, and learning some stuff way too soon from her sex-ed teacher. Then, they are joined by improvisers Maria Blasucci, Little Janet Varney, and Steve Agee to improvise a story set...

Duration: 01:16:31


130 A Bank Heist (w/ Clea DuVall, Nicole Parker, Eugene Cordero, Little Janet Varney)

9/18/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentleman back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Clea DuVall of HBO’s Veep! They chat about how Clea feels about her eye color, the worst haircut she had that she loved at the time, and a shirt she bought because it reminded her of PFT. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nicole Parker, Eugene Cordero, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set at A Bank Heist. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all...

Duration: 01:23:13


129 Whale Watching Boat (w/ Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Eugene Cordero, Chris Tallman, Nicole Parker)

9/11/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone with his real voice to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guests are Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Take My Wife! They chat about what movie they have lied about seeing, Rhea admitting that she has never seen Contact, and the levels of the video game GoldenEye 007. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Chris Tallman, and Nicole Parker, to improvise a story set in a Whale Watching Boat....

Duration: 01:16:38


128 A Mansion House (w/ Bryan Safi, Erin Gibson, Tim Baltz, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Amanda Lund)

9/4/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins parachutes his way toward Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade! They chat about what time period they belong in, the origins of high heels, and the 1970 film The Boys in the Band. Then they are joined by improvisers Tim Baltz, Rebecca Delgado Smith, and Amanda Lund, to improvise a story set in A Mansion House. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This episode is brought to you...

Duration: 01:06:02


127 A River Boat on the Mississippi (w/ Maria Blasucci, Amanda Lund)

8/28/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins shouts for his love of life and his love of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests and improvisors are Spontaneanation favorites Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund! They chat about their favorite and least favorite fonts, habits they still do from when they were kids, and waking up screaming and sobbing multiple times. They then improvise a story set in A River Boat on the Mississippi. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!This...

Duration: 01:09:36


126 Lobby of a 3-Star Hotel (w/ Janina Gavankar, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Jeremy Carter)

8/21/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody to this moment in time known as Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Janina Gavankar of True Blood, The League, and Sleepy Hollow! They chat about whether using an Italian accent is racist or not, being a very serious little kid who was focused on her music, and falling in love at first sight in high school. Paul is then joined by Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, and Jeremy Carter, to improvise a story set in the Lobby of a...

Duration: 01:12:30


125 Casting Auditions for the New Haunted Hayride (w/ Alice Wetterlund, Mandell Maughan, Annie Savage, Matt Gourley)

8/14/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins clears his throat as he welcomes everyone back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is actress and comedian Alice Wetterlund of TBS’ People of Earth! They chat about the moment Alice was at her very hottest and the moment she was at her very not hottest, whether she has a preference between having a baby boy or baby girl, and her short-lived marriage. Paul is then joined by Mandell Maughan, Annie Savage, and Matt Gourley, to improvise a story set...

Duration: 01:17:08


124 Jury Deliberations (w/ Ira Glass, Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, Craig Cackowski)

8/7/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who can hear his voice on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is This American Life host and producer Ira Glass! They chat about what memory from Ira’s childhood he wishes he could change, not getting the point of drinking alcohol until he turned 30, and becoming involved with the rerelease of The Adventures of Chickenman. Paul is then joined by Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, and Craig Cackowski, to improvise a story...

Duration: 01:20:29


123 Antarctic Research Station (w/ Marcella Arguello, Shaun Diston, Zeke Nicholson, Carl Tart)

7/31/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins surprises all on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian and writer Marcella Arguello! They chat about which job from earlier in Marcella’s life would she like to do again and what would it have to pay, why it was so great being a busboy at LACMA alongside her comedian friends, and being obsessed with Michael Jackson growing up. Paul is then joined by Shaun Diston, Zeke Nicholson, and Carl Tart, to improvise a story set in an...

Duration: 01:09:37


122 A Gas Station Only Stopped at During Road Trips (w/ Marc Evan Jackson)

7/24/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone as he finishes up some yard work to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Marc Evan Jackson! They chat about who was Marc’s best friend as a child and what they would do together, recognizing his old building while watching Batman v Superman, and getting disappointed in the car. They then improvise a story set at A Gas Station Only Stopped at During Road Trips. And as always, Eban (only the...

Duration: 01:11:47


121 Karaoke Night at A Small Logging Town Tavern (w/ Scott Aukerman, Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, Jean Villepique)

7/17/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins keeps his cool on this week’s Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! They chat about something Scott’s hometown is known for, students mostly being interested in the famous people Scott knows when he goes to talk about his profession at schools, and the public access talk show he hosted when he was in high school. Paul is then joined by Jordan Black, Hal Lublin, and Jean Villepique, to improvise a story set at...

Duration: 01:23:50


120 A Murder Mystery Dinner Party (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)

7/10/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentlemen, and his Germany fans to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of Hollywood Handbook! They chat about what is the first song they remember hating, Sean’s recollection of riots that occurred in the parking lot of a Dave Matthews Band concert in Connecticut, and Hayes being scared of Ace of Base growing up. Paul, Sean, and Hayes then improvise a story set in A Murder Mystery Dinner Party. And...

Duration: 00:59:33


119 A Forest (w/ Nicole Silverberg, Colleen Smith, Nyima Funk, Lilan Bowden)

7/3/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins is back at it again (just like Damn Daniel) on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Nicole Silverberg of Reductress! They chat about what ingredient Nicole would remove from the world and why, repeatedly turning down a certain offer over the course of a 2nd date, and meeting her talented mustachioed boyfriend through Story Pirates. Paul is then joined by Colleen Smith, Nyima Funk, and Lilan Bowden, to improvise a story set in A Forest. And as always,...

Duration: 01:04:48


118 A Covered Wagon Fording A River (w/ Ennis Esmer, Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman, Josh Dean)

6/26/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Ennis Esmer of Red Oaks and Blindspot! They chat about when it was the last time Ennis vomited, running home fast after getting drunk when he lived on a college campus, and loving to sleep in his clothes. Paul is then joined by Jean Villepique, Chris Tallman, and Josh Dean, to improvise a story set in A Covered Wagon Fording A River. And as always, Eban (only the...

Duration: 01:15:35


117 Highway Clean Up (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, Mano Agapion)

6/19/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes little sound makers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of The Big Sick! They chat about when they first learned what SEX was and how, what medical condition you may contract as a result of seeing their movie, and Kumail's favorite Vanessa Williams songs. Paul is then joined by Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, and Mano Agapion, to improvise a story set at a Highway Clean Up. And as always, Eban (only the...

Duration: 01:06:09


116 Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry (w/ Alison Brie, Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood, Jackie Tohn)

6/12/2017
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Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to the valley of the great time we are about to have on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Alison Brie of GLOW, BoJack Horseman, and Community! They chat about what is the worst or best travel injury Alison has sustained, a stranger telling her that she avoids confrontation, and we learn about her new show. Paul is then joined by Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood, and Jackie Tohn of GLOW, to improvise a story set Backstage at the Grand Ole...

Duration: 01:15:51

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