Tonight! Watch me endeavor to crush the dreams of a young Canadian fellow attempting stand-up comedy here in the United States of America!
Oh, I can hear you: “Paul, how could you be so cruel?! Everyone knows you are the nicest comedian out there! That’s why your nickname is, ‘Paul F. Tompkins, The Living Saint Who Does Comedy’!”
Hey, calm down. There, there. Here, take your binky.
I’M JUST ACTING ON A TV SHOW!
Please enjoy my improbable appearance on The L.A. Complex, premiering tonight on The CW at 9pm E/P, 8pm C. MOUNTAIN TIMERS, AS EVER, YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN!
April 24th, 9pm: I appear on the premiere of The L.A. Complex, a series about attractive young Canadian people who travel to Los Angeles to “make it” in show business. This, our charismatic Canucks discover, turns out to be a tall order.
I essay the role of “Paul F. Tompkins,” a mean, sarcastic stand-up comedian. I may have worn some of my own clothing. The editing of the trailer makes it seem as if I am attempting to crush the dreams of an actress (played by Jewel Staite) but this is not the case! I am actually attempting to crush the dreams of a fledgling stand-up comedian (played by Joe Dinicol). Assisting me in dream crushery will be my ole pal Mary Lynn Rajskub.
This is quite a confluence of unusual elements! You should check it out.
The L.A. Complex airs on The CW.