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#41 mwn

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 08:47 PM

Hi, Paul.

I don't have a question. Just saying hi. I prefer my posts to have extremely low stakes.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:01 PM

Even though I'm well aware it's incorrect at this point, when I read the title of this show I still pronounce it "Sponta-nay-uh-nation" in my head. Does this upset you?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:03 PM

View PostPaul F. Tompkins, on 10 June 2015 - 07:28 PM, said:

Yes, they are released in the order in which they are recorded. So that was a TOOOOOTAL Dave Foley question.


Thanks for answering! Here's another question, if it pleases the Mister:

Others have mentioned the mood lighting and crossovers... how about a little Speakeasy crossover, know what I mean?

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If you don't know what I mean, I mean would any drinking be allowed during Spont?

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:06 PM

Paul, can you click the like button on the bottom right of this post? It's a big deal on the Hollywood Handbook forums to get a like from important people.

Also, go to the hollywood handbook forums and gawk at the weirdos.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:51 PM

View PostFrank Pulaski, on 10 June 2015 - 07:03 PM, said:

Aloha Mr. Tompjacks, will the live shows be aired on the Podcast? Also, do most Guest stay for the improv? Aloha!


It's about 50-50! Or maybe 49-49, and 2% that stay for most of it, but leave at some point during the improv.

The live shows will absolutely be released as podcasts!

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:14 PM

You mentioned Bioshock Infinty on Andy's PPP. What games/consoles are P to the F onto the T playing now?

(Say the ones I'm doing)

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 04:47 AM

How different in terms of time and pressure is it to make this podcast, with the Earwolf support staff behind you, compared to going-it-alone as you did with the Tompkast?

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:21 AM

What do you feel are the biggest challenges of narrative improv, as opposed to long-form improv you might hear on Improv4Humans? Aside from just remembering a lot more details.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

View PostPaul F. Tompkins, on 10 June 2015 - 10:51 PM, said:

It's about 50-50! Or maybe 49-49, and 1% that stay for most of it, but leave at some point during the improv.

The live shows will absolutely be released as podcasts!


Oh man, I hate to be the math nerd...

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:13 AM

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

Hello Paul, you are the greatest entertainer/human, in case you didn't know. I love every episode of this great podcast, and "Savannah, GA" is a personal favourite. Seeing as how the Savannan contraptioneer doesn't seem to have a name, what would you call him, or is he better left nameless? Thank you for doing all the things you do, and I hope Mitch recovers!

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

View PostPaul F. Tompkins, on 10 June 2015 - 10:51 PM, said:


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:30 AM

Paul,

Thanks for putting together a fantastic show. I agree with a previous comment -- it has absolutely become part of a ritual for me. That actually seems kind of creepy now that I have written it.

Anyway -- I am assuming you plan on having a "season" rather than the ongoing podcast like CBB. Is that correct? If so, how many episodes do you think you will run off in a season?

Thanks for all you do. Your presence in the world absolutely makes it a better and funnier place.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 10:57 AM

View PostCody, on 10 June 2015 - 08:10 PM, said:

Hey, Paul. Love the podcast, as well as everything else you do. Any chance of a Super Ego crossover episode of Spont with the whole crew on at once?


This will definitely happen.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:02 AM

View PostLuke HENDERSON!, on 11 June 2015 - 04:47 AM, said:

How different in terms of time and pressure is it to make this podcast, with the Earwolf support staff behind you, compared to going-it-alone as you did with the Tompkast?


Night and day. It's sooooo much easier. And I haven't really engaged Earwolf's help much yet, other than the technical staff! Every episode thus far I've booked myself, I get to reserve my own studio time, and we've been recording two episodes a week as often as we can, so we're set through August. I've never been ahead this far on anything I've ever done! It's been nothing but fun. It's still harder on Eban than it is on me, because he's got to drag a keyboard into Earwolf, but it's far easier for both of us than our previous project(s) together.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:03 AM

View Postjwmonte, on 11 June 2015 - 09:30 AM, said:

Paul,

Thanks for putting together a fantastic show. I agree with a previous comment -- it has absolutely become part of a ritual for me. That actually seems kind of creepy now that I have written it.

Anyway -- I am assuming you plan on having a "season" rather than the ongoing podcast like CBB. Is that correct? If so, how many episodes do you think you will run off in a season?

Thanks for all you do. Your presence in the world absolutely makes it a better and funnier place.


This sumbitch is an ongoing concern. You will get it all the year round.

Thank you for your nice words!

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:08 AM

View PostJacob C, on 11 June 2015 - 05:21 AM, said:

What do you feel are the biggest challenges of narrative improv, as opposed to long-form improv you might hear on Improv4Humans? Aside from just remembering a lot more details.


Really, it's developing the story. Shorter scenes can be heightened pretty quickly, but to tell one story over, usually, 30 minutes means you have to feel out when things should get more involved and when the stakes need to be raised. We all have to try to get to a cliffhanger-y moment to take us to that break in the middle of the story, and that's probably the most challenging thing. Second would be wrapping it up in a fun way in a timely manner. Not too long, not too short.

And this is a relatively new world for me. I am still learning. I have thrown myself into the deep end but invited three lifeguards in with me.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:49 PM

Mr. Tompkins,

In your opinion, what has been the most genuinely surprising (and positive) thing to happen as a result of SPONTANEANATION?

And a follow up (if allowed), do you still get nervous when launching a new show like this or do your past experiences and successes give you the confidence to know--even at inception--that something is going to work?

Thank you for your time, your talent, and the laughter you bring every Monday! And thanks also to Eben and the gang at Earwolf as well!
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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:17 PM

this question isn't exactly specific to this show, but I've always wanted to ask a podcaster something and this is the first opportunity that has presented itself...

due to the fact that there are SO many podcasts out there that I've subscribed to, I have resigned myself to listening to them at 2x the speed (on an iPhone, this translates to roughly 1.5x or so) just so I have the time to actually listen to them all. from what I've read, the human brain can receive information much, much faster than it can produce it, so it's very easy to get used to things being sped up.

now for the actual question: does this notion offend or upset you in any way, especially since there's a musical component to your show?
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Posted 11 June 2015 - 03:20 PM

You said you won't be doing any pre-existing characters on SPONT, but will we see any characters from the show end up in the CBBuniverse or elsewhere? Some have been popping up in the commercials and I can imagine there are others you want to continue exploring.