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Comedian Paul F. Tompkins Racks Up a Dozen Podcasts

If you have not yet sampled the monthly “Pod F. Tompkast” from comedian Paul F. Tompkins, you need to do so.

From the hilarious non-sequitur intro lines – “A 2,000-year-old vampire peruses her Netflix queue with disgust…” – to topics like whether “knucklehead” could have been a term of endearement during Shakespeare’s time, it’s a blast. There are now a dozen episodes archived, including the most recent July 1st posting, recorded mid-June at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.

One of FishbowlLA’s favorite things about the rise of podcasts by the likes of Tompkins and Doug Benson (“Doug Loves Movies“) is the authentic laugh track. No canned slider-board inserts here; it’s just real folks, laughing (or not) at real gags.

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Doug Benson Cancels Show in Canada Due to Death Threats From – Wait For It – Canadians

We thought the above clip was a parody of Fox News. Apparently, Fox News is its own parody. Comedy foil! And apparently, making light and/or fun of our neighboring country that has sacrificed 116 soldiers and one diplomat fighting as our ally in the war in Afghanistan induces chuckling. Let the hilarity begin!

Anyway, comedian Doug Benson is in trouble with the Canadians for the following exchange:

“Isn’t this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country,” Greg Gutfeld continued. “They have no army.”

“I didn’t even know they were in the war,” said Benson, a panelist on the show. “I thought that’s where you go if you don’t want to fight.”

The Comic Strip in Edmonton canceled Benson’s appearance ‘for the safety and security of patrons and staff’.

Geez – you have to be an epic douche to get the Canadians wanting to hunt you down. That or a moose.