Friday, April 20, 2012

‘The Rules Of Daniel Day Lewis' By Paul F. Tompkins

We caught very funny comedian/podcaster/"There Will Be Blood" cameo-maker Paul F. Tompkins a few months back taping his comedy album at the beautiful Bell House in Brookyln. While the comedian had countless hilarious bits, two should be of particular interest to Cigs&Vines readers. One was an extended anecdote about a table read for "Magnolia" where he was seated next to the biggest movie star in the world while the other features Tompkins talking about briefly sharing the screen with Daniel Day Lewis as Prescott in 'TWBB' (which you can watch a preview of below).

Tompkins was kind enough to reach out to the site and let us know that his new comedy special "Laboring Under Delusions" airs tomorrow night, Saturday at 11pm on Comedy Central. If you like the special you can also purchase it at Amazon for just $9.99 which includes stuff not in the broadcast version (like his hilarious "Magnolia" table read story.) Tompkins also performs a regular show at Largo, tapes a very funny monthly podcast (The Pod F Tompkast) and should he come to your town, it would be well worth your while to check him out.

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  1. I felt the same way when I met Emile Hirsch at a party. They don't actually think it's funny when you bow down and chant, "We're not worthy. We're not worthy."

  2. HE was "kind enough to reach out to the site and let us know that his comedy special is airing." ha I think the special will be funny, but kindness had nothing to do with it. It's a plug. Plain and simple

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    2. The wording is a polite appreciation of Paul F. Tompkins. It's called etiquette. You might want to look that up.

  3. Story is actually a bit more complicated than that. We posted a video we'd been sent of Tompkins doing his routine from Youtube and he kindly asked us if we'd take it down, which we obliged, and he told us the official version would be forthcoming. So we waited and reposted.