Posts Tagged ‘best week ever’


Money shot:

Though he has been a big shot in stand-up circles for more than a decade, he is not a household name to general audiences, despite appearing on the HBO cult favorite “Mr. Show With Bob and David” in the 1990s and, more recently, on “The Sarah Silverman Program” on Comedy Central, which also showed several of his stand-up specials. “I’m known as the guy who wears the suits, because the guy named Paul with the gap in his teeth was not specific enough,” he said, referring to his fellow commentator, the less-nattily-dressed comedian Paul Scheer. Off screen, Mr. Tompkins’s humor is also more conceptual. Asked what his middle initial stands for, he said, “Fascism. It’s a family name.” (It’s actually Francis.)

Hopefully this means Paul will come down to Philly more often.

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The cast for Season 5 has been revealed and BWE breaks it down for you.

TOP CHEF New York begins Wednesday, November 10th at 10PM. Whoot.

And just for fun, for all my fellow Project Runway fans.

You like movies? I got yer movies right here!

I can name about 95 of them. Yeah, that’s right, 95!!!

Via BWE and Gorillamask

I love that Paul is steadily growing in popularity. It is well deserved! BWE turned the tables / camera / spotlight / something-or-other on their panelist for a fun interview.

Money shot:

BWE: Yay! Recording artist, comedian, movie star…

PFT: Movie star?

BWE: You’ve been in a lot of movies.

PFT: I wouldn’t call myself a movie star, though.

BWE: I would.

PFT: Well, you don’t know what words mean, I guess.


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Paul F. Tompkins at SXSW

1/24/08 – VH1’s Best Night Ever, with Paul F. Tompkins!

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According to BWE, the following April Fool’s Day bit played once at midnight on April 1st before the movie Up The Creek, I am guessing sometime around 1985.

According to everything I’ve read, HBO got the rating right.