In the three years since we put Paul F. Tompkins on the cover of City Paper, the expat Philly comedian added a whole new facet to his act. Once a mere comic/actor/storyteller, Tompkins has established himself as the quite-disputed king of the L.A. podcast. Disputed, only because he rarely shows up as himself, choosing instead to do longform interviews and co-hosting spots as a variety of heightened characters, from Cake Boss to Andrew Lloyd Weber to Alan Thicke. His Werner Herzog is amazing. And, more often than not, Tompkins is doing these appearances alongside Scott Aukerman on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast (and its IFC TV offshoot). Some version of Tompkins and other special guests — hmmm, seems like a few other CBB favorites are playing the Keswick the very next night — will be on hand when Aukerman’s traveling version of the show lands at the Troc on Monday.
Mon., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $25, with The Birthday Boys, Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com.