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    Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions” – COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere Stand-Up Special

    Saturday, April 21st at 11:00 p.m.

    When it comes to odd jobs, Paul F. Tompkins has experienced them all, stand-up comedian included. In his latest COMEDY CENTRAL one-hour stand-up special Tompkins (supported by his impressive mustache) takes viewers on a hilarious tour of his varied career. Relive his glory days as an embittered video store employee, a hat shop salesman catering to tourists looking for “king hats,” an actor with an improbable cameo in an epic film, and anxious host of VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusion” debuts on Saturday, April 21st at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.

    Right before this, at 10 PM, Comedy Central will be premiering Patton Oswalt's "Finest Hour" (I believe it's also coming out on DVD the following week)
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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Finally! Feels like it's been forever since the taping. Wonder why the name changed from "Life's Work."

    It's a shame this will be edited down to 42-44 minutes, only because it was so good and about twice as long live.

    (I wasn't sure if Brasky was referring to a "Finest Hour" DVD or this.)
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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Oh, I meant Finest Hour is coming out on DVD the following week...I don't know why it wasn't released simultaneously with the CD, unless it's some kind of contractual deal with Comedy Central.
    I don't know if there will be a DVD release of Paul's special.



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Quote Originally Posted by Itslikeimsayin View Post
    Wonder why the name changed from "Life's Work."
    Because it's way better.


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Also "Life's Work" kinda makes it seems like he's retiring or something
    TV innit



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Official press release:

    PAUL F. TOMPKINS’ NEW LABOR OF LOVE
    COMEDY CENTRAL’SŪ ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL
    “PAUL F. TOMPKINS: LABORING UNDER DELUSIONS”
    PREMIERES SATURDAY, APRIL 21 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT


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    “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions” Extended And Uncensored DVD
    Will Be Released On April 24


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    Extended And Uncensored “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions” Available April 24
    On iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Samsung Media Hub
    And In HD Exclusively On Xbox LIVE And Sony PlayStation Network


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    NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 – Paul F. Tompkins returns to COMEDY CENTRAL in the world premiere of his original one-hour stand-up special, “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions,” debuting Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

    Before achieving success as a comedian, actor, and writer, Tompkins toiled in the ranks of the common working man, and he shares some of his incredible experiences in this all-new special. Using his trademark storytelling style, Tompkins recounts his stint as a disgruntled hat salesman, his evolution into a sticky-fingered video store clerk, and how hosting VH1’s “Best Week Ever” led to inadvertently donning women’s undergarments. With his fist raised high, Tompkins delivers a rousing hour of comedy to a raucous audience at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

    The “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions” extended and uncensored DVD with 30 minutes of material not seen in broadcast will be released on April 24 by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment. The bonus features include: “Director’s Commentary by a Director,” a series of musings on the full special from Tompkins, impersonating a famous director; an additional 16 minutes of show in the form of “Danny Boy Encore;” and “The Pod F. Tompkast: Episode 16 – Behind the Scenes,” featuring insights into the voicing of The Great Undiscovered Project: Part 16 and podcast guest Gillian Jacobs.

    The extended and uncensored version of “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions” will be available for download on April 24 on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Samsung Media Hub and in HD exclusively on Xbox LIVE and Sony PlayStation Network.


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrasky View Post
    Extended And Uncensored DVD
    YES!!!



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    The special's up at the Comedy Central screening room! (Patton's "Finest Hour" too)


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Quote Originally Posted by Itslikeimsayin View Post
    YES!!!
    Excellent, because I've never seen the "That Cunt Jeff Fahey" bit live.



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Great special! Don't want to spoil any of them, but all of his stories were really funny. Did anyone else watch it in the screening room yet, though? It kept jumping to the next segment early and I would have to rewind back to watch the end of the last one. I was confused by how abruptly all of his stories were ending until I figured out the glitch.



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    They've had that same awful video player for a while, now.

    Edit so as not to post a million times:
    He's wearing a lapel mic in this one, and it frees him up for some minor, but great, physical stuff.
    Last edited by SoSure; April 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM.


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    The same thing happened to me. The special was excellant though. Can't wait for the DVD.



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Does he have a new album out anytime soon? As much as I like watching a special, I like listening to them even more.


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Heads up, P.F. Toddler was on The Adam Carolla Show today.
    A Real Human Being, and a Real Hero


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    I love that he told the story about Best Week Ever.
    Spoiler:  


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Jeeeeeesus, you guys weren't kidding about their video player. It must've skipped forward 20 times just during PFT's last bit. It was like:

    "So then I said--thank you, goodnight!" (rewind)
    "--then I said--thank you, goodnight!" (rewind)
    "So I kicked the door in and--thank you, goodnight!" (rewind)
    "--the door in and--thank you, goodnight!"

    In the words of Pete Holmes, "Really?!"

    Fortunately though, Paul's special was really excellent stuff. I'm looking forward to rewinding Patton 20 times.

    P.S. Editing this to say "I WANT ALL THE HAM" for no reason.
    Last edited by Lustful Gustav; April 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM.


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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Maybe it's intentional so that only the completely obsessed comedy nerds like us will bother to put up with it when the special is coming out in less than three weeks anyway. The casual fan isn't going to use this press screening loophole when it's so annoying. Plus they probably made it that way because they secretly hate the press.



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Even though I'd already heard the closing bit, it was still hilarious and had a few nice touches added.



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    Re: Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions

    Did he skip the "practical joke"-part in the King Hat-routine or was it just the shitty video player that made me miss it?
    "She walked out of the room using that pretty ass I mentioned earlier to propel herself forward. I felt like my dick had been kicked up into my mouth, making me throw up from having a dick in my mouth"



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