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Posts Tagged ‘Paul F. Tompkins’

Time Out New York EIC Jumps to Break Media’s Made Man

On Break Media’s portal Made Man this week, there is currently everything from a Q&A with returning late night talk show host Arsenio Hall to “5 Ways to Beat a Drug Test.” The site is also home to comedian Paul F. Tompkins‘ weekly Monday video show Speakeasy.

Arriving to watch over all this and expand the editorial efforts as mademan.com EIC is Michael Martin. He was previously editor-in-chief of Time Out New York and, before that, an editorial director at nerve.com and babble.com. Overall, Break Media’s various male-oriented digital properties, including break.com, attract 85 million unique visitors per month.

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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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