IF YOU’VE EVER THOUGHT “Sure, I’ve been occasionally amused by Paul Thompson, but I’d never pay more than five dollars for a comedy special of his,” your plan worked! And it’s Paul F. TOMPKINS, you creep!
Laboring Under Delusions: Live In Brooklyn will be released on CD
From AST Records:
"The Famous Comedian is back with a 93 minute powerhouse set, recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn and presented here without any edits. The two-disc package captures an expanded and looser delivery of his Laboring Under Delusions set, including over 10 minutes of unplanned riffing. An absolutely essential document for any PFT fan!"
It’s true. Now you may buy my most recent stand-up special on DVD and watch it all damn day.
This is the full set that was recorded that fateful night in October, 2011. The broadcast version was only 42 minutes long, but this sumbitch runs one hour and fifteen minutes. Uh, that seems like a lot of extra comedy to me! I apologize for my sarcastic “uh,” but I am trying to prove a point: there is a lot of extra comedy on this DVD. In addition to the uncut set, there are also fun extras, including a feature-length commentary by “a famous director” whom you may know from appearances on The Pod F. Tompkast and Comedy Bang Bang. And, of course, an extended bit of riffery by yours truly accompanied by the great Eban Schletter.
I don’t know how to get you there, but I am told it is available on Vudu, Samsung Media Hub, Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network.
If there’s anything you want to know that isn’t covered here, please know that I am right next to you in the dark. Should you have any questions about anything else, such as international releases, please do contact Comedy Central. And when I get more info, I will post it.
Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions airs at 11pm E/P on Comedy Central. Please watch it. You are under no obligation to enjoy it. It’s fine by me if you sit through the whole thing staring daggers at the TV, grinding your teeth to powder as you will a sandbag to fall on my head (it won’t, FYI; the special was recorded months ago). Just as long as you watch.
Maybe you’re planning to watch it later. You’re gonna DVR it, you’re gonna go out, it’s Saturday night, you’re gonna hit a bar and get super drunk, then get home and watch the first two minutes of my special before passing out on the couch, a Whopper Jr. with one bite out of it falling out of your hand and onto the floor like some squalid homage to the opening of Citizen Kane.
Let me say this: watching it live means ratings for me. Ratings for me means love success for me. So why don’t you stay in tomorrow night? Invite a special someone over to watch? Patton Oswalt’s special airs right before mine, make a night of it! Don’t you know that comedy leads to romance? It’s true. You just read it on the internet.
And get a load of this— on Tuesday, you’ll be able to own my special in its full-length form. You can:
watch it on your Xbox or Sony PlayStation (you probably have to be high)
mysterious things called Vudu and Samsung Media Hub are also part of this
I know that for some of you, I am too beautiful to behold. So there will be an audio release of Laboring Under Delusions onAST recordsin October. This is the same material plus even more, a completely separate performance, recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
There. Now you know what you must do. And may God have mercy on our souls.
My new Comedy Central 1-hour special premieres Saturday, April 21st at 11pm E/P. FYDVRI (for your DVR’s information), its searchable title is PAUL F. TOMPKINS: LABORING UNDER DELUSIONS.
In it, I recount various adventures I have had as a show business person and as a non-show business person. These recountings have a humorous bent to them (intentional).
After you watch it on Comedy Central on Saturday, April 21st, you need only wait mere hours until Tuesday, April 24th, when you may purchase it to have in your home forever and ever until God, in His wisdom, separates you from it by death (yours). This DVD version of the special will be almost twice the length of the broadcast version, and will features some crazy extras. Including! The great Eban Schletter scoring some of yours truly’s whimsical rambles with a wooden piano machine.
Here is some crass information which, ideally, leads to me making money:
The extended and uncensored version of “Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions” will be available for download on April 24 on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Samsung Media Hub and in HD exclusively on Xbox LIVE and Sony PlayStation Network.
More purchasing information to come as this story of me making money unfolds! But for now:
SAVE THIS TELEVISION DATE.
(April 21st at 11pm E/P.)
Oh, and feel free to repost the living Hell out of this.