Paul, how long must we wait for you to play Founder of Our Country George Washington, First President and Proto-Steampunk Frankenstein Monster* on a music album already?
Well, YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH NOW! Because it’s finally happening!
"The year is 2776, and on the thousandth birthday of America, an evil Alien (Martha Plimpton) threatens to destroy the nation, unless the President (Will Forte) and his Secret Service agent (Aubrey Plaza) can convince her it’s worth saving. Together with a cranky George Washington (Paul F. Tompkins) they travel through our nation’s history—past AND future, taking on everything American — immigration, religion, the media, sports, politics, sex, droids, and rock n’ roll. Along the way they meet notable Americans, from God (Patton Oswalt) to the Common Cold (Aimee Mann). Can America be saved? Kind of. It’s complicated.
2776 is an epic musical/comedy extravaganza featuring 28 tracks and over 80 comedians, musicians and actors to benefit OneKid OneWorld. 2776 will be released on July 4, 2014 and is available for preorder today. 2776 was created by The Levinson Brothers and Rob Kutner.”
In honor of National Dance Day thought I should share one of my favorite dance performances: I was decked out as a spandexed Darth Vader performing an emotional balletic duet with C-3PO Aubrey Leigh while Paul F. Tompkins & Aimee Mann sang “I GOT YOU BABE”. Moment captured by Leizl Estipona for The Paul F. Tompkins Show at Largo. — at Largo at the Coronet.
A Pod F. Tompkast EXTRASODE! On May 11, I was lucky enough to be a guest on John Moe’s Wits, an excellent variety show broadcast live from The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. The musical guest was none other than my old friend Aimee Mann, and we got to play a ridiculous game together.
Thanks to John and the whole Wits team for letting us use this audio. Please do check out more Wits episodes here. You really should. They get amazing people to do this show and it’s absurd that I got to be on it at all.
Oh! And in other podcast news, my very own wife debuts her own today! It’s JANIE AND AARON DOES HOLLYWOOD. Janie and her best bro, writer Aaron Ginsburg, discuss life in this industry town of Los Angeles. They also discuss life in this world of ours in general. Download! Enjoy!
Last night I celebrated the 10th Anniversary of my variety show at Largo. It was a wonderful night filled with the very best people. I am indebted to all of the folks who have and continue to help me throw this thing together every month: Ben Acker, Nick Ciarelli, Ken Crosby, Cash Hartzell, Aaron Ginsburg, Neil Mahoney and Brian Whalen, and most certainly to Liezl Estipona for proving that it happened.