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#1 Paul F. Tompkins

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:20 PM

Ahoy there, Spontonians! Do you have questions about the show? I will answer them!

If your first question is: "Paul, will you answer all the questions?" the answer is, "Probably not!"

I bet I won't entirely regret doing this.

Ask away!

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:32 PM

If you could have one word (Arial Black, all caps, between three and 6 letters) tattooed on your forehead, what would that word be? Why would you do that? (This is about the show.)

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:34 PM

What's the reason for the odd mood lighting during Spontaneanation recordings?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:35 PM

Was Chris Tallman's Nick Nolte in episode 10 the same Nick Nolte from the Rifftrax continuum?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:38 PM

I have forgotten what sound effect means what during the show. How much trouble am I in?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:40 PM

(follow up question, do you know you're the best thing in the world? I'll take my answer off the air)

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:42 PM

How many early episodes of SPONTANEANATION were tragically lost, such that you now make a point of thanking the engineer for recording all the way to the end?
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:42 PM

Hello Paul. What thought goes into who you invite onto the show as an improviser? It seems like most of them are good friends of yours, which gives the show a light, playful vibe that I enjoy very much. Would you consider inviting any other Earwolf regulars on (Lapkus, Morris, Gabrus, etc.)?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:45 PM

When did you first hear of U2? But seriously, all joking a salad, did the improvisers from No, You Shut Up! have puppets on their hands just so they felt comfortable? Also, this is me ignoring that felt pun I totally just lobbed over home plate...

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:46 PM

Are you close to anyone named Mitch and/or Dolores in your life? If so, do you grieve for their peril deeply?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:48 PM

I find it very funny that people are always so nervous to discover what their interview question will be. Do you think it's because a lot of the people you've had on the show for the interview portion are not completely comfortable with the podcast medium or is it something else?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:48 PM

Any word on how Mitch is doing? Is the coma going well? And of course by that I mean, is the coma winning? Is it a good coma or a bad coma? How does one judge a coma? Regardless, we're all pulling for him and I'm sending pretend prayers for your pretend character!
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:52 PM

Hi Paul !
I really enjoy Spontaneanation every week and also really enjoyed attending the live recording at Largo last month ! I would recommend going to a live show to anyone.

My question is ... How different do you find doing the improv scene in a recording studio versus a live Spontaneanation show with an audience ?

Thanks !
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:52 PM

Any plans to mess around with the scene transition method?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:56 PM

View PostApathyMonger, on 10 June 2015 - 03:34 PM, said:

What's the reason for the odd mood lighting during Spontaneanation recordings?


I think of it as "nice" mood lighting and the reason is because it's nice. When I recorded the Pod F. Tompkast [holds for applause] I would use similar lighting-- it just seemed to relax me and open my mind up more. Luckily, pretty much everyone who's come to do the show has remarked, unprompted, that they like it, too.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:57 PM

Paul, how do you feel about your status as a "Newbie" on the forum? Does it feel a bit demeaning considering all the years and hard work you've put into comedy? Or do you see this designation as a challenge to be conquered like any other?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:57 PM

View PostDan Engler, on 10 June 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

How many early episodes of SPONTANEANATION were tragically lost, such that you now make a point of thanking the engineer for recording all the way to the end?


None! Just trying to create TENSION. In all seriousness, we did record a "pilot" that will be released someday. In the future.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

What does "amity" mean?
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

Alternately: Will the Cockney Underpants Sprite ever return?
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 04:03 PM

View PostA Bear, on 10 June 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

Hello Paul. What thought goes into who you invite onto the show as an improviser? It seems like most of them are good friends of yours, which gives the show a light, playful vibe that I enjoy very much. Would you consider inviting any other Earwolf regulars on (Lapkus, Morris, Gabrus, etc.)?


I love all of the Earwolf regulars and will probably have on some of those folks as well at some point, but since I'M such an Earwolf regular, I wanted to create my own little company of people that are amazing improvisers but are somewhat outside of the Earwolf stable. But there are so many people I adore playing with from CBB, etc. and I will not be able to resist booking them eventually. But I am really glad to see that people are getting to know and like the folks I'm bringing to this world.