A perfect fit doesn't always come easily. If moving to Los Angeles with $200 and no connections hadn't forced alternative comedy kingpin Paul F. Tomkins to sideline the standup career he'd spent eight years building in favor of writing and sketch comedy, the Mr. Show vet and Best Week Ever destroyer would never have had the means to build the multidimensional Paul F. Tompkins Show at star-magnet cabaret Largo, where, guested with the likes of Jack Black and Fiona Apple, it's been successfully festering for even longer than you've been reading this sentence. Even the comic's MySpace page is funny: "I am opting out of the comment racket," he declares, at the end of a cluster-bomb rant that owns each of its targets in 20 words or under. With Mike Gunther and His Restless Souls. 21+.
Sat., Oct. 6, 9 p.m., 2007