PAUL F. TOMPKINS IS ONLINE

I don’t really like to make a big deal of my birthday. It happens every year, and I’m at an age where the milestones are separated by a great gulf of years. I typically just have a quiet dinner out with my wife and another couple; the restaurant is not informed that there is any special occasion and I am spared the mortification of having “Happy Birthday” sung to me in public by strangers.

Friday night I spent my birthday on stage in Kansas City, performing with Superego as part of the annual Kansas City Improv festival. At the end of the show, Superego joined the other acts from the evening on stage for a group curtain call, which culminated in me being presented with a gift bag and the entire audience sing “Happy Birthday” to me. It is by far the largest group of people that has ever sung to me. I could check, but I bet I’m right on this one.

As much as I avoid making a scene on my birthday, I was touched by this. And performing on my birthday put things into very sharp focus: I have, it turns out, a wonderful life. 

Thanks to everyone, friends and strangers alike, for their birthday wishes yesterday. Thanks to the Kansas City Improv festival for being so thoughtful and for having cake(s) backstage. Thanks to all the improvisers who signed the card. Thanks to Easy Tiger Cards for my presents. Thanks to Superego for inviting me to join them. Thanks to that couple in the bar who gave the waitress the nice note to pass on to me. Thanks to anyone who enjoys what I do and lets me do it.

As far as “Happy Birthday” goes, well, you just have to take it.

SUPEREGO RETURNS TO THE KANSAS CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL

We are doing what it says up there! This Friday and Saturday!

THE OFF CENTER THEATRE IN CROWN CENTER

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Photos taken at last year’s KCIF by Steve Gibson

Here is some more proof that there should be an animated Superego series. We maybe need just three more proofs to complete our case.

SUPEREGO: “Leffingwell Grocers”

Daria Goldwater: Susan Burke

Lustina Mousterone: Jeremy Carter

Paisley Mantlepiece: Matt Gourley

Emmylou Marleybone: Matt Gourley

Probably Someone: Matt Gourley

Jim Ripps: Mark McConville

Miranda on the Night Shift: Paul F. Tompkins 

Martin Leffingwell: Paul F. Tompkins

Bear Minder Steve: Chris Tallman

Blood Pressure Tester: Jeff Crocker

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Audio Editing: Matt Gourley

Superego Theme: James Bladon

Animation: Dan Hartshorn @ danielhartshorn.com

Intro/outro Editing: BJ Schwartz @ citizenschwartz.com

Intro Animation: Andrew Moroney @ angelsandgraffiti.com

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SUPEREGO IS:

Matt Gourley @MattGourley

Jeremy Carter @ShuntMcGuppin

Mark McConville @MarkMcConville

and Paul F. Tompkins @PFTompkins

Musical Specialist @JamesBladon

goSuperego.com • @goSuperego

BONUS: We’ve cracked open the Superego vault and pulled out some sketches that have never seen the light of day. We’ll talk about these sketches, why they didn’t make the cut, and other delightful insights.  
SPECIAL GUESTS: Paul F. Tompkins from No, You Shut Up, Mike Rock from Chelsea Lately, Andy Crocker from Adult Swim, Brian Bradley, and Ryan Smith.
CASE STUDIES: Bruce ‘The Throat’ Hume and Ed ‘The Inflection’ Olivas, Grandma Jonesy, Grandma Queen Bee, The Helpton Inn, George Zimmer and My Baby Dreamer.
RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2014
BUY IT OVER HERE IN THIS AREA.

BONUS: We’ve cracked open the Superego vault and pulled out some sketches that have never seen the light of day. We’ll talk about these sketches, why they didn’t make the cut, and other delightful insights.  

SPECIAL GUESTS: Paul F. Tompkins from No, You Shut UpMike Rock from Chelsea LatelyAndy Crocker from Adult SwimBrian Bradley, and Ryan Smith.

CASE STUDIES: Bruce ‘The Throat’ Hume and Ed ‘The Inflection’ OlivasGrandma JonesyGrandma Queen BeeThe Helpton InnGeorge Zimmer and My Baby Dreamer.

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2014

BUY IT OVER HERE IN THIS AREA.

mattgourley:

SUPEREGO IS BACK! AND PACKED WITH ACTION-SATISFACTION!

And what’s more, we’re bringing Paul F. Tompkins with us. That’s right, he’s joining the Superego Clinic For Analytical Pscience™ as a regular member. It’s time you got ready to get ready.

But that’s only the half of it. On September 1, 2014, Superego will return for a fourth spectacular season. While past seasons have seen episodes arrive on a monthly basis, Season Four will dole out these ear-candies more slowly, prolonging the utter majesty.

But wait, there’s another half of it. Beginning August 1st, we’re also dropping lap-loads of bonus content your way.

You’ll see the release of two new Behind The Bonus episodes, showcasing several sketches that until now, have been locked deep in the Superego vault. Case studies featuring Erinn HayesJames UrbaniakJohn Hodgman, and more. And in the coming weeks, point your eyeballs toward our YouTube page for a series of never-before-released Superego Supershorts.

But really, here’s the whole of it. When September rolls around, get ready for a bevy of brand new guests as well as the return of some your favorites: Andy DalyColin HanksThomas Lennon, and none other than Neko Case.

That’s it, you Bunch-Ofs. Stay subscribed on iTunes, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and love us in real life.

-The B’s in Apartment 23.

I’m pleased as Pontious Pilate about all this!

About to close out our final show here at Theatre 99. Thank you, Charleston & its environs as well as those brave souls who journeyed from lands beyond. We had only the most fun. Let’s do it again sometime.

About to close out our final show here at Theatre 99. Thank you, Charleston & its environs as well as those brave souls who journeyed from lands beyond. We had only the most fun. Let’s do it again sometime.

Tomorrow night! Thru Saturday night! Tix: bit.ly/PFTalive

CHARLESTON, SC: Almost there!
SPONTANEANATION with me and Superego starts Sunday at Theatre 99!
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[Photo: Wei Shi]

CHARLESTON, SC: Almost there!

SPONTANEANATION with me and Superego starts Sunday at Theatre 99!

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[Photo: Wei Shi]

CHARLESTON, SC: I am coming to comedy at you, and I am bringing reinforcements.

                                       SPONTANEANATION

PAUL F. TOMPKINS and SUPEREGO combine for an evening of improvised standup, sketches, and surprise guests. ALL unscripted and absolutely in the moment.

Exclusively at Theatre 99, Charleston, SC. If you could acquire a taste for wet peanuts, you can certainly acquire tickets for these shows!

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Photos: Mandee Johnson

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