The #1 movie on iTunes right now is Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg. Do you know how many funny stories about working at a video store Contraband has? Zero!
Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions, on the other hand, has a really funny story about working in a video store. That’s right, infinity-times more video store stories than Contraband.
So let’s all click the image and buy Laboring Under Delusions from iTunes. If enough of us do it, Mark Wahlberg will never again make the mistake of starring in a movie that doesn’t have at least one hilarious video store story in it.

The #1 movie on iTunes right now is Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg. Do you know how many funny stories about working at a video store Contraband has? Zero!

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions, on the other hand, has a really funny story about working in a video store. That’s right, infinity-times more video store stories than Contraband.

So let’s all click the image and buy Laboring Under Delusions from iTunes. If enough of us do it, Mark Wahlberg will never again make the mistake of starring in a movie that doesn’t have at least one hilarious video store story in it.

FINALLY.

paulftompkins:

I am thrilled/relieved to announce that Laboring Under Delusions is now available on iTunes.  Download it here: 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/paul-f.-tompkins-laboring/id522029926

This is the full set that appears on the physical DVD, almost twice as long as the broadcast version that aired last Saturday.

LABORING UNDER DELUSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

paulftompkins:

It’s true. Now you may buy my most recent stand-up special on DVD and watch it all damn day. 

This is the full set that was recorded that fateful night in October, 2011. The broadcast version was only 42 minutes long, but this sumbitch runs one hour and fifteen minutes. Uh, that seems like a lot of extra comedy to me! I apologize for my sarcastic “uh,” but I am trying to prove a point: there is a lot of extra comedy on this DVD.  In addition to the uncut set, there are also fun extras, including a feature-length commentary by “a famous director” whom you may know from appearances on The Pod F. Tompkast and Comedy Bang Bang.  And, of course, an extended bit of riffery by yours truly accompanied by the great Eban Schletter.

Here it is on Amazon.com.

Here it is on Amazon Instant Video.

Here is where it will eventually be on iTunes: [I am waiting for the link. Just like you!]

I don’t know how to get you there, but I am told it is available on Vudu, Samsung Media Hub, Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network.

If there’s anything you want to know that isn’t covered here, please know that I am right next to you in the dark.  Should you have any questions about anything else, such as international releases, please do contact Comedy Central. And when I get more info, I will post it.

Thank you!

Forget stoner Christmas, tomorrow is comedy nerd Christmas, with the network television premiere of Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour at 10/9c followed by the world premiere of Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions at 11/10c.

It’s almost like a mass conspiracy designed to kill everyone with good taste via comedy overdose, but it’s totally not that at all. I don’t even know why you would ever suggest something so absurd and definitely untrue.

Click here to watch some preview clips from Patton’s special and here for Paul’s.

TOMORROW NIGHT.

paulftompkins:

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions airs at 11pm E/P on Comedy Central. Please watch it. You are under no obligation to enjoy it. It’s fine by me if you sit through the whole thing staring daggers at the TV, grinding your teeth to powder as you will a sandbag to fall on my head (it won’t, FYI; the special was recorded months ago).  Just as long as you watch.

Maybe you’re planning to watch it later. You’re gonna DVR it, you’re gonna go out, it’s Saturday night, you’re gonna hit a bar and get super drunk, then get home and watch the first two minutes of my special before passing out on the couch, a Whopper Jr. with one bite out of it falling out of your hand and onto the floor like some squalid homage to the opening of Citizen Kane.

Let me say this: watching it live means ratings for me. Ratings for me means love success for me.  So why don’t you stay in tomorrow night? Invite a special someone over to watch? Patton Oswalt’s special airs right before mine, make a night of it! Don’t you know that comedy leads to romance? It’s true. You just read it on the internet.

And get a load of this— on Tuesday, you’ll be able to own my special in its full-length form.  You can:

  • buy a physical DVD on Amazon.com
  • download it on iTunes and Amazon instant video
  • watch it on your Xbox or Sony PlayStation (you probably have to be high)
  • mysterious things called Vudu and Samsung Media Hub are also part of this

I know that for some of you, I am too beautiful to behold.  So there will be an audio release of Laboring Under Delusions on AST records in October. This is the same material plus even more, a completely separate performance, recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn. 

There. Now you know what you must do. And may God have mercy on our souls.

Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

You’re huge in stand-up. You’re huge in improv. You’re huge in sketch. Which is your favorite comedic medium? Or your best runaround answer to not offend a particular community? (Laughs) That really is a tough call because I like doing all those things for different reasons. Stand-up I love doing because that relationship between me and the audience is like nothing else. It’s a very specific intimacy that’s really enjoyable. Improvising with other people is a lot of fun because it’s a little bit of the high-wire medium of stand-up but with a partner– with somebody else to bounce your ideas off of. And sketch is a joy because it’s like all those great things involved but it’s with structure. I just like working with other people.

Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

You’re huge in stand-up. You’re huge in improv. You’re huge in sketch. Which is your favorite comedic medium? Or your best runaround answer to not offend a particular community?
(Laughs) That really is a tough call because I like doing all those things for different reasons. Stand-up I love doing because that relationship between me and the audience is like nothing else. It’s a very specific intimacy that’s really enjoyable. Improvising with other people is a lot of fun because it’s a little bit of the high-wire medium of stand-up but with a partner– with somebody else to bounce your ideas off of. And sketch is a joy because it’s like all those great things involved but it’s with structure. I just like working with other people.

somuchfunithurts:

Paul F. Tompkins on why he’s more storyteller than comedian these days | AV Club

Have I mentioned that Laboring Under Delusions premieres tomorrow at 11/10c? I have? Okay, I’ll only remind you about 40 or 50 more times today.

somuchfunithurts:

Paul F. Tompkins on why he’s more storyteller than comedian these days | AV Club

Have I mentioned that Laboring Under Delusions premieres tomorrow at 11/10c? I have? Okay, I’ll only remind you about 40 or 50 more times today.

Patton Oswalt was on Conan last night to promote this Saturday’s Comedy Central premiere of Finest Hour. Click the image to watch him talk about potty training his daughter, then click here to watch previews from the special.
Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour airs Saturday at 10/9c followed by the world premiere of Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions.

Patton Oswalt was on Conan last night to promote this Saturday’s Comedy Central premiere of Finest Hour. Click the image to watch him talk about potty training his daughter, then click here to watch previews from the special.

Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour airs Saturday at 10/9c followed by the world premiere of Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions.

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Listen to Paul F. Tompkins discuss his upcoming stand-up special, Laboring Under Delusions, on The Adam Carolla Show.