Extremely short notice (4 hours to show time), but I have one for The Bell House show tonight and can't go. DM me and I'll send the PDF.
Largo show photos from 10.15.11
"here comes hitler"
Laraine Newman's show notes.
I will say the highlight of the show was hearing Eban perform this song about Zombies...
it is also the first time I've heard him make any noise on stage from his mouth and not from a piano.
"have you seen my phone?"
Andy Daly as Skip McCabe
Section Quartet covers some Radiohead
with special guest, Aimee Mann
Liezl, here's a blurb for the book:
"I hate Liezl's pictures because they always make me want to quit my job and move to L.A. so I can be there for all of the wonderful comedy bacchanalias she captures so lovingly. That would ruin my life and probably my marriage, so I don't do it, but still." - A guy on the internet
Also, when are we going to get some news on the Evil Genius show? I want that show to be a thing for me to view on my tv with my eyes more than I want children or Newt Gingrich to die balls deep in a Puerto Rican tranny.
"The wisdom and the the spiritual beauty within Roy Jr ... it's just effin sick!"
Thank you sir... Having random excerpts like that might be fun to put somewhere, maybe on the back cover.
Now here are a couple shots from his CD recording in NY... JPSaulding and I got there 30 minutes before and it was so packed the only place I could find to sit was next to a trashcan against the wall. All that aside, it was a good time and nice to be in a new venue.
Eugene Mirman & PFT
Jay urged me to take a photo since I was dressed up fancy for once, and I obliged.
Liezl, you are as adorable as you are talented!
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Paul was interviewed by Ron Bennington for the show Unmasked on SiriusXM. Here's the mp3, recorded in front of a live audience. I enjoyed it very much.
This podcast is amazing. There's a moment in Paul's discussion about being bitter that reminded me of an incredible show he did at Largo not too long ago.
I was at the show PFT talked about. It was kind of a life changer for me. He admitted that his life was not where he wanted it to be. He sang The Smith's "How Soon is Now?" and "Losers" by The Belle Brigade. Andy Richter filled in for Paul Scheer, the original guest, who had fallen ill, yet appeared via Skype on stage. After a comically heated discussion between the Pauls, PFT slammed the laptop down cutting Scheer off during their chat (jokingly, of course.) He was tired, fed up, over forty and killing himself to get his own show or find a stable project. This emotional turmoil was laced throughout the evening. It was hilarious, it was emotional, it was real, it was human. It was never ever self pitying or whiney. In fact, it was hilarious and cathartic.
I used to admired another comedian whose personal life is sealed shut. He’s a magician at revealing various facets of his world, but the real stuff, the emotional fuel, is heavily veiled with a frat boy persona where part of his shtick when taking the stage is to jokingly berate the audience. After years of witnessing this, I sense his anger but he’ll never open up on a podcast to reveal what makes him tick. That’s his prerogative, of course, but I’ve grown disconnected from his Twitter commentary and his guest appearances on other podcasts where he is cloaked in an irreverent atmosphere that throws up distractions to prevent him from ever being “real”. There is a lack of "truth" there.
It’s a brave comedian who opens his skull and allows us to see he’s just as fucked up as we are. In this regard, PFT has been more than generous, and it’s given me an opened mind to look into my rut and endless bad habits.
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that line his mom used: "You're not sorry, you're just thoughtless" is heartbreaking.
and when he described bumping into his wife and the way she smiled at him... heartwarming.
very emotional bit of radio
PFT will be doing the Aimee Mann Christmas Show again. I saw it in Chicago years ago after a four hour drive through a snowstorm in Wisconsin and it was amazing. She typically does a delightful video every years as well.
LA! Who's coming out to this?
DEMENTIA! LIVE NARRATION BY PAUL F. TOMPKINS, LIVE SCORE BY EBEN SCHLETTER
You there, sitting smug at home, gazing into the soft light of your computer screen — do you know what horror is? Can you comprehend the umbral depths of a demented mind — the demons that lurk at the center of the human soul? Come take a lurid journey through Dementia, set in the underbelly of Venice, California, and led by an unhinged woman all too eager to dive down society’s drain into a nightmare world of leering eyes and shadowy faces! Dementia, an early-’50s film noir oddity featuring no spoken dialogue, was later recut into the even stranger Daughter of Horror, featuring a wildly arch, throaty narration by Ed McMahon; tonight, you’ll be guided through a special screening of this gem of weirdness by the ghastly live narration of Paul F. Thompkins and the spine-tingling accompaniment of Eban Schletter (music man of “Mr. Show”)! They’ll lead you into the smoky labyrinth of a hell so groovy, only the straightest of squares would dare turn away from its jazz-laced majesty. Be warned, you cozy little creature, for a world that’s frothing just beneath your feet!
Tonight, Chris Hardwick's guest on Talking Dead is PFT!
Watch him talk about zombies and hide his disdain for this show!
(he may genuinely like the show, I'm only projecting my hatred for the show)
Does anyone have any extra tickets for this Saturday's PFT Show? I have one already, but I'm looking for one or two others for some visiting family. Thanks.
Open Mike Eagle & Paul Gilmartin backstage
This guy stopped by to say hello
PFT shows Hamm that goddamn Starbuck song, that now gets stuck in my head.
paul & paget brewster
Janie & Paul Gilmartin in "Advice from the Probably Dead"
Open Mike Eagle, Paget Brewster & PFT doing a cover of American Boy by Estelle
Oh! I want to hear that cover. "American Boy" is somewhat of a guilty pleasure.
"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"
Wow, I need to hear that Mountain Goats cover.
Hot tub foot?
The unexpected song covers are what I look forward to at every show.
I'm still hoping he some day releases the cover he did at SF Sketchfest of That's Not My Name by The Ting Tings, which he sang with Gillian Jacobs & Tom Brousseau.