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The Big Wakeup Call’s 10th Anniversary Show!

We celebrated an entire decade of whatever it is we do here with calls from some of our favorite and most frequent guests, including Scott Aukerman from “Comedy Bang Bang,” Ben Gleib from “Idiotest” and the new “Nowhere Comedy Club,” Dylan Brody from “The Corona Dialogues,” Best-selling authors and fashion bloggers Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan, and the only member of the 400 timers club, the World News Center’s Bill McCormick.

We also revisited clips from some of my favorite interviews over the years, including Graham Nash, Mike Love, Dick Cavett, Kristen Schaal, Vanessa Bayer, Jim Breuer, Jim Gaffigan, and Elvis Costello.

Thank you for all of your support over the last ten years.  Thank you to all of my guests who have made the show so special.

I hope I can get at least another couple dozen shows out of this.

Paul F. Tompkins on his “Crying and Driving” special

Paul F. Tompkins is one of the best stand-up comics working today, and also an amazing improv performer, especially the characters he plays on Comedy Bang! Bang! (Dame Sir Lord ALW, J.W. Stillwater, Cake Boss and more).   His new hour-long stand-up special “Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving” airs this Saturday night at 11/10c on Comedy Central.  We discussed how the worlds of stand-up and improv should ideally intersect, the importance of honesty in comedy for both performer and audience member, and of course what kind of a show we’ll see on Saturday night.