“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for ‘laws of this sort.’”—Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, Kick-Ass Mega-Judge (via jessethorn)
I was thrilled to appear on Episode 30 of The Todd Glass Show, the podcast that has comedian Todd Glass doing a show. Be on the hear-out (it’s an audio podcast) for a new character with the most impenetrably generic foreign accent you’ve likely ever heard.
Todd is an old pal from Philadelphia and one of my favorite comedians of all time. He was a few years ahead of me when I started stand-up, and from him I learned how important being in the moment is for a performer at a time when most of the “role models” in my comedy community were doing their acts by rote night after night. Watching Todd, I was always— and still am— reminded that comedy is supposed to be fun.
Tompkastaways! Superegotists! You have two chances to hear me today!
The Pod F. Tompkast, Episode 15: The Origins of The Potter’s Field. The Great Undiscovered Project Brings You The Boss of Cakes and a Washer of Brains. From The Paul F. Tompkins Show: Advice To The Probably Dead, feat. Martha Plimpton. Nerdist Host Chris Hardwick Visits and Curses, a Lot! Jen Kirkman Sings The Ballad of Baskin-Robbins Bob. Be Careful What You Wish For.
EDIT: Yes, Person Who Writes Episode Descriptions for Doug Loves Movies, I suppose it’s fair to mention that those characters appear quite often on Comedy Bang Bang. However, if you’re gonna toss around a term like “regulars,” I’d probably say they’re regulars on THE FUCKING POD F. TOMPKAST.
Any company that is providing great content online in a way that’s easy to use with a fair price has a booming business right now. The people who don’t are trying to fight that future.
So here we have this legislation, with all of these possible harms, to solve a problem that only exists in the minds of people who are afraid of the future. Why should the government be intervening on behalf of the people who aren’t getting with the program?