Comedian Paul F. Tompkins began his career in the mid-'80s, appearing as a stand-up comedian in his hometown of Philadelphia, often with partner-in-comedy Rick Roman. After moving to L.A. in the mid-'90s, Tompkins found an outlet for his mix of silliness and sarcasm working as a writer and contributor for the sketch comedy series Mr. Show and Real Time With Bill Maher. He would also find success as a media personality, appearing on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn. Tompkins would continue to do stand-up, with his act often appearing on Comedy Central. He would also work as a comedic actor, appearing in movies like Anchorman and on thecomedy series Tenacious D, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Pushing Daisies. In 2008, Tompkins became the host of the VH1 pop culture clip show Best Week Ever.