Paul F. Tompkins Passes the Hosting Torch to Russell Peters on ‘Speakeasy’


Last week, Made Man revealed that Paul F. Tompkins’s long-running web series Speakeasy would return this week with new host Russell Peters, and they reserved the season premiere as the episode where Tompkins officially passes the Speakeasy baton to the new host. Now the interviewee, Tompkins chats with Peters about the importance of taking time off, his Fusion show No, You Shut Up!, podcasting, his 30+-year standup career, and more, and the interview ends with Tompkins looking back on some of his most memorable Speakeasy guests before giving Peters his host-to-host blessing.