PAUL F. TOMPKINS IS ONLINE

Every month, the talented Liezl Estipona takes photos of Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins at Largo at The Coronet. In addition to documenting the lineup ( and the secret fears of trumpet players), she snaps tons of action shots of the show in progress. Check them out here.

COME SEE WHAT SHE SEES!

The next Varietopia is Saturday August 23rd, and tickets are on sale now.

OH OKAY WELL here are some more portraits from last month’s VARIETOPIA, courtesy of the talented Roman Cho.

Top: Ben Schwartz and Your Host

Center: Musical Director Eban Schletter and The Varietorchestra

Bottom: Musical Director Eban Schletter

Tickets are on sale now for the next Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins on Saturday, August 23rd.  

This show will be our most amazing yet. Don’t live a life of regret starting in late August. Get your seat now!

From The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: A Valentine’s Day Beyond Belief, recorded live at Largo at The Coronet, 14 February 2013. Words, music, and piano playing by the great Eban Schletter.

greengirl82:

Thrilling Adventure Hour’s Paget Brewster and Paul F. Tompkins “Our Love Is The Best”

netherota:

George Jones was one of my all time favorite singers. I saw him live at the Cow Palace about 25 years ago and it was a transformative experience for me. His music got me through some dark times. Always potent, cathartic, inspirational and just plain great.

Back in 1996 I wrote this song in tribute to him. I posted it today in his memory. 

NEW FROM THE POD F. TOMPKAST
EXTRASODE: “A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins”
From The Paul F. Tompkins Show 10th Anniversary Special
10 March 2012
Brian Whalen is one of my oldest and dearest pals. I loved doing this sketch with him, inspired by his love of imitating George Harrison’s sitar songs.
Also, you might want to listen to this one more than once, because Eban Schletter goes reference crazy under the ramble before the sketch. I missed half of the stuff he played the first time, and I was there.
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Photo: Liezl Estipona

NEW FROM THE POD F. TOMPKAST

EXTRASODE: “A Phone Call For Mr. Tompkins”

From The Paul F. Tompkins Show 10th Anniversary Special

10 March 2012

Brian Whalen is one of my oldest and dearest pals. I loved doing this sketch with him, inspired by his love of imitating George Harrison’s sitar songs.

Also, you might want to listen to this one more than once, because Eban Schletter goes reference crazy under the ramble before the sketch. I missed half of the stuff he played the first time, and I was there.

SUBSCRIBE. DOWNLOAD. STITCH.

Photo: Liezl Estipona

FROM THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW ARCHIVES

The Paul F. Tompkins Show 8th Anniversary Special

25 March 2010

Live at Largo at The Coronet

“Tuesday Morning” & “The Irish Rover”

Featuring:

Accordion: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Guitar & vocals: Ted Leo

Banjo: Ed Helms

Fiddle: Sara Watkins

Guitar: Sean Watkins

Pennywhistle & vocals: Dave (Gruber) Allen

Bass & backing vocals: Brandon McCulloch

Guitar & backing vocals: Todd Spahr

Drums & backing vocals: Mark Rivers

Guitar: Eban Schletter 

Vocals: Paul F. Tompkins

Camera: Neil Mahoney

Special thanks: Cash Hartzell, Ken Crosby, Robert Loveless, Jesse Honig, Michael Griffee, Flanagan, and everyone at Largo

Extra special thanks: The audience

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

FREE COMEDY MONDAY!

COMEDY BANG! BANG! Episode 203: The Vicar of Yanks

"Two immense stars from the world of music, 'Weird Al' Yankovic & Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber are on today’s Comedy Bean Bag! After chatting with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber about English accents, The Little Prince, and nautical bed bugs, the Vicar of Yanks himself joins in on the conversation. There will be talk of drugs, what we shouldn’t expect from the next ‘Weird Al’ album, and an intense game of Would You Rather? Homonyms!”

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THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #106: "A Valentine’s Day Beyond Belief"

"The full all-Beyond Belief Valentines Day show from February 14, 2013. Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund, Steve Agee, Natalie Morales, Hal Lublin, Marc Evan Jackson, and Joe Mantegna.

Original music by Eban Schletter (playing theremin) and Benmont Tench (on piano).”

Artwork: Kyle Cummings

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FROM THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW ARCHIVES

The Paul F. Tompkins Show 9th Anniversary Special

19 March 2011

Live at Largo at The Coronet

"Home," featuring Maya Rudolph

  12-string guitar: Eban Schletter

                Piano: Jebin Bruni

              Drums: Scott Rodgers

              Guitar: Brandon McCulloch

                Bass: Paul Bryan

          Trumpet: Jamie Adams

Backup vocals: Scott Rodgers

                         Kathryn Burns

                         Aubrey Leigh

                         Grant-Lee Phillips

Musical director: Eban Schletter

Camera: Neil Mahoney

Special thanks: Ben Acker, Ken Crosby, Cash Hartzell, Jesse Honig, Robert Loveless, Michael Griffee, Flanagan, and everyone at Largo at The Coronet. 

Extra-special thanks: The audience.

Original song written & recorded by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

For Janie.

Okay so here is Eban Schletter playing “It Was A Very Good Year” on a theremin.

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU FOR THIS OLD YEAR.

As we celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of the… one after… that (math is not my strong suit) I would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket to a show, downloaded a podcast or purchased an album that I created this year. I am grateful to have nice fans and lucky that anyone pays attention to anything I do at all.

Here is a video from my final Largo show of 2012, and the last one, overall, for a while. I will be sharing more stuff like this with you from the considerable Paul F. Tompkins Show video archive as 2013 (now I get it; it’s like a series of numbers) unfolds. So go on and subscribe to my channel, should it please you.

On to the future. We’ll take a cup of kindness yet!

Credits: Eban Schletter (arrangement & piano), Peter Adams (keyboards), Todd Spahr (guitar), Scott Rodgers (drums), Brandon McCulloch (bass), James Eason (tenor sax), Gabriel Feenberg (trombone), David Ralicke (baritone sax), Jordan Katz (trumpet), Jamie Adams (trumpet), Kathryn Burns & Aubrey Leigh (dancers)

Camera: Nick Reczynski
Special thanks: Cash Hartzell