Some of you may have heard me talk about a tour this summer. I was shooting my mouth off about a tour featuring me and Superego. “We’ll be going all over the place,” I said, “the U.S., Canada, probably most of Europe, the moon.” I really made it sound great. And it will be!
Just not this year. For reasons not entirely beyond my control, but mostly, the tour did not come together this year. But that just means we’ve got a head start on next year! Look out, moon! We’re coming for you in ‘15!
But guess what? If you live in Charleston, South Carolina (or its environs), you will be the only people that will get to see this thing in 2014.
What is this thing, anyway? It’s:
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. This will be the most momentous thing to happen above a bicycle shop since June 15, 1215, when King John affixed his seal to the Magna Carta!
Photos: Wei Shi (Top, middle)
Liezl Estipona (bottom)
I was pleased as a pigfoot to appear as a character on the very first episode of The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project. Absolutely two of the most enjoyable hours I have ever spent doing anything. Andy Daly is nothing short of a master character comedian, and working with him was pure delight. Also along for this insane ride are the brilliant Betsy Sodaro, Sean Conroy and Superego (Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter and Mark McConville, with James Bladon) as The Journeymen.
You will love this. And post-listen, be sure to take The Dalton Wilcox Challenge. Also be sure to watch Andy Daly’s Comedy Central show, Review.
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2013
THE DEAD AUTHORS PODCAST, CHAPTER 21: JOSEPH CAMPBELL
Thanks to Jeremy Carter, for no particular reason.
When I was a kid, if Superego had been around, I would have been thrilled to watch a full-fledged Superego sketch show on television. Now that I am an adult, and Superego actually is around, I can safely say I would be thrilled to watch a full-fledged Superego sketch show on television.
Starring Matt Gourley and Mark McConville
Directed by Jeff Crocker
A message from Jim & Jeremy Einstein
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
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Paul F. Tompkins
Janie Haddad Tompkins
Director: Charlie Fonville
Producer: Clinton Trucks
Director of Photography: Justen Hernandez
Gaffer: Cody Banks
Wardrobe: Lauren Fonville
FX Makeup: Lawrence Mercado
Sound: BoTown Sound
PA: Aaron Baker
I asked Instagram and Twitter if anyone out there who could read music would be able to tell me what the melody was that is depicted in the Sunset & Vine Trader Joe’s parking lot mural. I received many responses, mostly jokes (expected), a few “this is just gibberish”es (had a suspicion) but! A couple tries at actually playing the thing!
Here’s a response from Superego's James Bladon. This is a haunting melody! Take that, The Social Network soundtrack and that one Philip Glass song from Battlestar Galactica!
Thanks also to:
Matt Kalb (with lyrics)
Be sure to pick up Superego’s country album, Mount Us More by their alter egos, The Journeymen!
AUSTIN, TX: This Friday. Two shows. Me. Superego. LIVE.
That’s all you need to know.
I beg your pardon, there is actually some more information that you need to know. Times and location, things like that. I apologize for my presumptuousness. ANYWAY.
FRIDAY MAY 24 - THE SPIDER HOUSE BALLROOM
Illustration: Dan Hartshorn