Paul F. Tompkins Gets ‘Spontaneanation’ at Largo
Paul F. Tompkins may have his hands in several big projects, including “Comedy Bang Bang,” his podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast and his one-man show, “Crying and Driving,” which showed in London, but he will forever be a staple of the local Los Angeles comedy scene. His new show, “Spontaneanation,” has found a home at the Largo.
Some Angelenos might recognize Tompkins from “Best Week Ever,” but other locals will recognize him from his time spent at Largo. His show, “The Paul F. Tompkins Show” has been showing at the Largo since 2002, and he has hosted a plethora of other shows at the West Hollywood venue over the past decade.
His new show, “Spontaneanation,” is an hour of unadulterated improv that includes monologues, special guest interviews and narrative sketches. For an hour, Tompkins will take the audience along as he taps into his observational style to tell a “spontaneous” story through the course of the show in two segments.
Some of his pasts guests have been Marc Evan Jackson (“22 Jump Street,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Keegan Michael Key (“Key and Peele,” “The Lego Movie”) and more. With the first segment of the show focusing on interviewing his guests, the second segment of Spontaneanation revolves around an improv scene with pieces taken from the guest’s interview from that night in a setting of the guest’s choosing.
Probably in a suit and tie (or bow tie if the audience is lucky), Tompkins will work his comedic magic to bring a story to life in the course of an hour at the Largo.