Paul Francis Tompkins (born September 12, 1968), known professionally as Paul F. Tompkins, is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He is known for his work in television on such programs as Mr. Show with Bob and David (and its revival series on Netflix), Real Time with Bill Maher, and Best Week Ever (later renamed Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins). He was formerly the host of the Fusion Channel show No, You Shut Up!.
He is well-known for his numerous appearances on podcasts, including his 75+ appearances on "Comedy Bang! Bang!". Additionally, he hosts "The Dead Authors Podcast", the online Made Man interview series Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins, and "The Pod F. Tompkast", which was ranked #1 by Rolling Stone on their list of "The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment" in 2011. That podcast has since ended. He now hosts the long-running podcast "Spontaneanation", which is part interview show and part long-form improvisation.
He has also been a main cast member of the Superego improvisational troupe and podcast, as well as a member in good standing of the Work Juice Players (the cast of The Thrilling Adventure Hour live show and podcast).
- House on Haunted Hill (Live)
- Night of the Shorts (Live in 2013, 2015, & 2016)
- Summer Shorts Beach Party (Live)