Posted Monday, April 14th 2014 @ 12am by Dave Rankin
Quick Paul F. Tompkins Facts:
- Paul F. Tompkins is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- He began doing stand-up comedy in 1986.
- He moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and began regularly performing at clubs like Un-Cabaret, Largo and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
- Tompkins was a regular cast member and writer on the HBO sketch show Mr. Show with Bob and David.
- He's a regular contributer to VH1's Best Week Ever.
- Tompkins hosts a regular variety show in Los Angeles, called "The Paul F. Tompkins Show."
- He released his first stand-up album, Impersonal, in 2007. Tompkins appeared on most episodes of the Tenacious D HBO show, playing the host of the open mic the duo regularly performed at. He reprised his role in the 2006 feature film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. Alongside fellow Mr. Show alum, he was a cast member on 2005's extremely short-lived Kelsey Grammar Presents: The Sketch Show on FOX.
- He had a small role in the 2007 Film There Will Be Blood