Friday, January 13, 2012

Watching the comedians #4: Paul F. Tompkins

Chris Salierno’s blog post about 5 Comedians That Will Make You A Better Public Speaker discussed Paul F. Tompkins, an actor and comedian.  Here are a brief interview and two of his routines:

In this interview Paul talks about his experience of feeling nervous as if you don’t belong in a situation where you really do.

There is common terminology that you would be foolish not to learn and use. Also note how his opening was made different by skipping “...and gentlemen.”  

Paul appeared in a comical great debate on whether it’s the end of the world (or not). Watch him demonstrate two different gestures for a telephone.

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