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Thursday
Jun232011

Photo Recap: Pod F. Tompkast Live at Largo

Photo by Liezl Estipona - www.heyitsliezl.com

This month, the esteemed Paul F. Tompkins transformed his monthly variety show into a full-fledge live version of The Pod F. Tompkast.  For the live edition, Tompkins ran through his digital show's regular segments, including a visit from his trusty call-in friend, comedian Jen Kirkman, at Largo in West Hollywood. You can find out more recaps and other fun info about Tompkin's regular variety show at the A Special Thing forum. The Tompkast usually plops the first of every month. Be on the lookout.

Check-out these nifty photos courtesy of the great photographer and comedy-friend-extraordinaire, Liezl Estipona.

Photo by Liezl Estipona - www.heyitsliezl.comPhoto by Liezl Estipona - www.heyitsliezl.comPhoto by Liezl Estipona - www.heyitsliezl.com

Friday
Jun032011

Paul F. Tompkins Brings The Tompkast to Stage

Paul F. Tompkins is bringing his eclectic and popular Pod F. Tompkast show to the stage this month. Saturday, June 18th, in Los Angeles, Tomkin's regular monthly Largo Theater show will transform into a live recording of the Tompkast.

The Pod F. Tompkast typically features clips from the monthly variety show, along with sketches and a regular call-in from comedian pal, Jen Kirkman. There are no available details about the live show inversion. Perhaps, there'll be a meta clip show of past live shows on the live show recording? Or Tompkins will play clips from past podcasts at the live show  - all recorded for the next podcast? Basically, we have no idea how it'll play out, but it's sure to be a fun night of comedy.

Tompkins is always a skillful host for his live shows and the podcast recording should be a fun new adventure for the talented comedian. Those curious to find more about the live show should check-out the show forum on aspecialthing.com.

Fans living in Los Angeles or nearby can grab tickets here.

Photo by Rebecca Sanabria - www.rebeccasanabria.com

Friday
Jun032011

Possible T.J. Miller Podcast On The Horizon

Photo by Susan Moss - www.susanmossphotography.comOne of comedy's current favorite sons, T.J. Miller, received a nice write-up by Deborah Vankin and The Los Angeles Times today. The article does a great job capturing the rad Miller combo of goofiness and intelligence in his approach to his numerous comedic pursuits - acting, stand-up and much more. Part of that "more" for Miller may include a regular podcast all his own. The article mentions Miller's plans for a podcast in the near future, along with his pending rap comedy album release. Check-out the full article here.

Until the world receives a T.J. Miller-hosted podcast, comedy and podcast fans should always take note when Miller makes an appearance on Doug Loves Movies. His frequent appearances on the part movie talk part trivia game show, hosted by his friend, Doug Benson, are typically some of the best and comedy happenings - podcast and beyond. Benson and Miller share a great familiarity with each other and often purposefully go after each other during the shows. Few guests can fluster Benson the way Miller does on Doug Loves Movies. It's always a treat. It's a pretty safe bet, Miller will be able to capture that obnoxious comedic spirit whenever his own show takes shape.

Miller is finding a semi-permanent home for his live comedy in Los Angeles with the creation of his new monthly variety show at the critically acclaimed Largo Theater in Los Angeles. The show debuts this Sunday (June 5th).

Friday
Jun032011

New To Plop List: The Apple Sisters

The Apple Sisters are now on The Plop List. The dynamic World War II era-inspired group is now bringing their playful and witty humor to a new weekly podcast produced by Earwolf. The Apple Sisters are Candy, Cora and Seedy Apple (played by supremely talented trio of Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood and Sarah Lowe). The three ladies continue to gain popularity through an ongoing run of monthly live shows at the Largo Theater in Los Angeles.

More than a simple retro fad, The Apple Sisters, joyfully embrace the comedic styling of yesterday along with bringing a healthy dose of modern wit and silliness to their performances. Their debut podcast is an flawless fit for the radio-era group. The 30-minute show consists of some banter between the sisters, an mail answering segment with lots of near character and time period breaks and some great sketches and songs. It's all high energy. There's not much wasted time in this quick-hitting show. Their live shows and now their Earwolf show features a littany of great guest appearances by famous actors and comedians. The debut podcast featured hilarious guest apperances by Paul F. Tompkins and Ptolemy Slocum.

It'll be great to see how The Apple Sisters continue to play with the podcast format and keep their trademark energy and humor plugging along. Check-out the show here. More Apple Sisters news here.

Friday
Apr292011

Earwolf Family Growing With New Apple Sisters Show

The Apple Sisters announced late yesterday via their Twitter account they will have a new Earwolf show coming in a few weeks. No real details are known at the moment beyond the general announcement. Will the format follow their popular Los Angeles live shows at the respected Largo at The Coronet Theatre?

The extremely likeable and talented threesome, Rebekka Johnson, Kimmy Gatewood and Sarah Lowe, comprise The Apple Sisters. Their monthly live variety shows follow a World War II radio show trope, with the three talented ladies taking on distinct period characters. Here's their website's description:

With the world in the midst of the second Great War, the American public is in desperate need of someone to brighten their day. That's why Corndy! the Corn-Flavored Candy, is proud to present The Apple Sister Variety Show! Broadcast live from the Studios of WXYZ Radio in New York City, this calvacade of comedy stars the Apples of America's eye: Candy, Cora, and Seedy! These lovely songbirds pack each show with original songs, dances and slapstick! They're certain to put a smile to your face, with only modest product endorsement.

The group runs a playful high-concept live show, akin to another period-stylized show, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, which currently podcasts a highlight version of their show. There's already a natural radio element to The Apple Sisters' shows, making a possible Earwolf show a natural extension to their comedy. Glad someone is working on making it happen.

Friday
Apr012011

Late Night Fun With The Pod F. Tompkast

Comedy impresario Paul F. Tompkins gives a lot to you. Yes, YOU.

A man of many gifts, Tompkins is a frequent live performer, including his regular shows at Largo and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as club, theater and festival appearances nationwide. He functions as a leader of the pack for the thinking-man's comedy crowd - both peers and audiences alike.

This year Tompkins took on the thankless task of penning episode reviews of the current American Idol season - it's been a delightful journey each week to watch him curse himself for bearing this pop culture cross for us all. His reviews from this week's episodes are here - 3/31 and 4/1.

A great introduction or companion-piece to the Tompkins comedy world, is his playful and infrequently released podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast. The show serves as an ongoing best-of mixtape of Tompkins' charm and numerous comedic skills. Tompkins hosting of Tompkast plays out as if he scammed his way into an independent radio station in the middle of the night, sneaking his clever ramblings, sketches, live show highlights and real and not-so real interviews. It's all good fun. Tompkins is an original comedic voice set out on doing his own thing, always a remarkable feat.

Consider The Pod F. Tompkast his extra special just-for-you, sshhh-don't-tell-anyone gift to you. Los Angeles residency not required. We recommend saving the listening hour for a late night or long drive to match the hushed-tone silly fun of the show.

His latest show features a great self-rant on gum chewing, the introduction of the term "Borat-y," another memorable call from his comedy pal, Jen Kirkman, and a great clip from his recent 10-year anniversary Largo Show featuring both Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm. Like I said, always a special treat.

Check out the silly iTunes show descripition for the 4/1 episode:

Episode 9: Jaunty, Right Out Of The Gate!, The Game Is A-Loud!, The Ex-terminator (featuring Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm). The Kirkman of Cell Block H., Paul F. Tompkins Comes To Your Hemisphere. Attention Must Be Paid!

 

Thursday
Mar242011

Uhh Yeah Dude Live at Largo

The popular Los Angeles comedy and music theater, Largo, is branching out to the live podcast frontier. Saturday, April 9th, the smart and funny Uhh Yeah Dude twosome, Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Larroquette, will be recording a live podcast episode at the theater. Largo shows are usually a top-notch affair. There's no reason to think this one will be any different.

It should be a great opportunity to discover the Uhh Yeah Dude show and take in the Largo experience. You can purchase tickets here.