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Paul F. Tompkins
PAUL FRANCIS TOMPKINS (born September 12, 1968 ) 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 , Real Time with Bill Maher and Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
, later renamed Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
with Paul F. Tompkins. He is known for his numerous appearances on podcasts, including his 100+ appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang! He has also been the host of the Fusion Channel talk show No, You Shut Up! , The Dead Authors Podcast
Podcast
, the online Made Man interview series Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins, the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins
Paul F. Tompkins
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
------------------------- CSA Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim PUEBLO September 4, 1781 CITY STATUS May 23, 1835 INCORPORATED April 4, 1850 NAMED FOR Our Lady, Queen of the Angels GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-Council-Commission • BODY Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Council
• MAYOR Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti
• CITY ATTORNEY Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
• CITY CONTROLLER Ron Galperin AREA • CITY 502.76 sq mi (1,302.15 km2) • LAND 468.74 sq mi (1,214.03 km2) • WATER 34.02 sq mi (88.12 km2) 6.7% ELEVATION 305 ft (93 m) HIGHEST ELEVATION 5,074 ft (1,547 m) LOWEST ELEVATION 0 ft (0 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • CITY 3,792,621 • ESTIMATE (2016) 3,976,322 • RANK 1st , California 2nd, U.S
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California
Native languages as of 2007 * English 57.4% * Spanish 28.5% * Chinese 2.8% * Filipino 2.2% DEMONYM Californian CAPITAL Sacramento LARGEST CITY Los Angeles
Los Angeles
LARGEST METRO Greater Los Angeles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
------------------------- HISTORIC COUNTRIES Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England

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Temple University
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (TEMPLE or TU) is a state-related -public doctoral university located in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States. It was founded in 1884 by Baptist Minister Russell Conwell . In 1882, Conwell came to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
to lead the Grace Baptist Church while he began tutoring working class citizens late at night to accommodate their work schedules. These students, later dubbed "night owls," were taught in the basement of Conwell's Baptist Temple, hence the origin of the university's name and mascot. By 1907, the institution revised its institutional status and was incorporated as a university
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Jack Black
THOMAS JACOB "JACK" BLACK (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, producer and musician. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is known for his roles in Shallow Hal (2001), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), The Holiday (2006), the Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda
franchise (2008–2016), Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
(2008), and Bernie (2011). He has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards
. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D
Tenacious D
which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass . They have released the albums Tenacious D
Tenacious D
, The Pick of Destiny and Rize of the Fenix
Rize of the Fenix

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
BRISTOL is a borough in Bucks County , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Center City Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, opposite Burlington, New Jersey on the Delaware River
Delaware River
. Bristol
Bristol
was first incorporated in 1720 but historically, after 1834 became very important to the development of the American Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
as the terminus city of the Delaware Canal providing greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia
with the days High Tech Anthracite fuels from the Lehigh Canal via Easton
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Sketch Comedy
SKETCH COMEDY comprises a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches are performed by a group of comic actors or comedians, either on stage or through an audio or visual medium such as radio and television . Often sketches are first improvised by the actors and written down based on the outcome of these improv sessions; however, such improvisation is not necessarily involved in sketch comedy. An individual comedy SKETCH is a brief scene or vignette of the type formerly used in vaudeville , and now used widely in comedy and variety shows, talk shows and some children\'s television series (such as Sesame Street
Sesame Street
). Sketch comedians routinely differentiate their product from a "skit", maintaining that a skit is a (single) dramatized joke (or "bit") while a sketch is a comedic exploration of a concept, character or situation
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Adam McKay
ADAM MCKAY (born April 17, 1968) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. McKay served as head writer for the NBC
NBC
sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons. He directed Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). McKay has a creative partnership with actor Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote all except one of these films. The Big Short (2015) was the first film McKay directed without Ferrell in the cast
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Fiona Apple
FIONA APPLE MCAFEE-MAGGART (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and poet. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was 8 years old. Her debut album, Tidal , written when Apple was 17, was released in 1996 and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal ". She followed with When the Pawn... (1999), produced by Jon Brion , which was also critically and commercially successful and was certified platinum. For her third album, Extraordinary Machine (2005), Apple again collaborated with Brion, and began recording the album in 2002. However, Apple was reportedly unhappy with the production and opted not to release the record, leading fans to erroneously protest Epic Records , believing that the label was withholding its release. The album was eventually re-produced without Brion and released in October 2005 to critical acclaim
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Alternative Comedy
ALTERNATIVE COMEDY is a term coined in the 1980s for a style of comedy that makes a conscious break with the mainstream comedic style of an era but can also be found in cartoons. The phrase has had different connotations in different contexts: in the UK, it was used to describe content which was an "alternative" to the mainstream of live comedy, which often involved racist and sexist material. In other contexts, it is the nature of the form that is "alternative", avoiding reliance on a standardised structure of a sequence of jokes with punch lines . Patton Oswalt
Patton Oswalt
has defined it as "comedy where the audience has no pre-set expectations about the crowd, and vice versa. In comedy clubs, there tends to be a certain vibe—alternative comedy explores different types of material." In an interview with The A.V
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Fop
FOP became a pejorative term for a foolish man excessively concerned with his appearance and clothes in 17th-century England. Some of the very many similar alternative terms are coxcomb, fribble, popinjay (meaning 'parrot'), fashion-monger, and ninny. Macaroni was another term, of the 18th century, more specifically concerned with fashion. A modern-day fop may also be a reference to a foolish person who is excessively concerned about his clothing, luxuries, minor details, refined language and leisurely hobbies. He is generally incapable of engaging in conversations, activities or thoughts without the idealism of aesthetics or pleasures
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Cedric The Entertainer
CEDRIC ANTONIO KYLES (born April 24, 1964), better known by his stage name , CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, is an American actor, comedian, director, and game show host. He was originally the host on It\'s Showtime at the Apollo . He also hosted BET
BET
's ComicView during the 1993-1994 season and Def Comedy
Comedy
Jam in 1995. He is best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show and starring as Eddie in Barbershop . He hosted the twelfth season of daytime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the 2013-2014 television season. He also starred in the TV Land
TV Land
original series The Soul Man , which aired its fifth and final season in 2016
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Elongated Coin
ELONGATED COINS are coins that have been elongated (flattened or stretched) and embossed with a new design with the purpose of creating a commemorative or souvenir token. The collecting of elongated coins is a branch of numismatics . Elongated coins are also categorized as exonumia . A coin press machine at Legoland Malaysia CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Locales * 3 Process * 4 Legality * 5 Collector organizations * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORY The first elongated coins were made by a die and metal rollers. The first elongated coins in the United States were created at the World\'s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, held in 1893. Several designs were issued to commemorate the fair, and are available in the elongated coin collecting community today
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Observational Comedy
OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY is a form of humor based on the commonplace aspects of everyday life . It is one of the main types of humor in stand-up comedy . In an observational comedy act the comedian "makes an observation about something from the backwaters of life, an everyday phenomenon that is rarely noticed or discussed." The humor is based on the premise of "Have you ever noticed?" (or "Did you ever notice?"), which has become a comedy cliché
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David Cross
DAVID CROSS (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian , actor, director and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO
HBO
sketch comedy series Mr. Show , and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development . Cross created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret , developed and had a prominent role in Freak Show , appeared on Modern Family
Modern Family
, portrayed Ian Hawke in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise , and voiced Crane in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Beginnings in comedy * 2.2 Work on The Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
Show, Mr
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