Comedian, - Our best articles delivered straight to your inbox. You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but Tom Papa is a genuinely funny guy. And look, I pride myself on being about ‘we’ rather than about me. “And I think that a lot of comedy is very cynical. It is okay if he is not too good at the latter as what he does apparently entertains many many people judging from the constant audience laughter reactions. He has two daughters, a sister who works at the non-profit City Green. As he explained about the special in a recent interview, "The theme of the special was that we should be hopeful and we should be grateful. Papa's catchphrase is "Have you ever...? You see the actor mentioned in the title on a stage in New York, apparently in front of a huge crowd where he tells us his take on social media, pregnancy and gender issues. He has hosted Sirius XM programming (What A Joke With Papa & Fortune alongside Fortune Feimster) and his own podcast (Come To Papa). | So yeah, for me this was not a good watch, but I can see if some people may see it entirely different. Product details. Papa's first televised stand-up special was a 2001 Comedy Central Presents episode. There is also no spontaneous interaction with the audience or so. New Jersey native Tom Papa got his start in stand-up comedy in the early 1990s. Papa has appeared multiple times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Joe Rogan Experience. The daughters, who are from Petty's first marriage to Jane Benyo, claim that that their father's wife of, Petty, whose hits include "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down," and "Learning to Fly," died at age 66 in 2017, of an accidental drug overdose, according to the. Come to Papa Live is alternately hosted between The Village Underground in New York and Largo in Los Angeles. Many conservative people are resentful of the notion that they should be responsible for someone else’s healthcare, or calling them their correct pronouns, or caring if they’re being murdered by the police. And he does it without resorting to gutter language, so that's a plus. With Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes. I think that’s totally positive.”. At some points, the theme carried through to global warming or the culture or social media, but then it's also more personal, to my life and my kids and my wife and my parents and back to all of us together again. Live in New York City and Freaked Out were directed by Rob Zombie,. You end the special feeling optimistic and comforted rather than tired and cynical. "Doing a lot of good work — a lot of love — but it's not really about romance so much," he says. He continued, "Things will happen in our relationship, and she’ll be like, ‘Don’t you talk about this!’ But what I hear her say is, ‘Wait a while to talk about this. You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but Tom Papa is a genuinely funny guy. “I like comedy, I like any art form, for me—it can be exploratory and it can be deep and it can get dark, but if you leave me with no hope at the end I’m not interested. In July 2019, Papa and Fortune Feimster started hosting What A Joke with Papa and Fortune, interviewing comedians and other celebrities, the first live programming on the Sirius XM station Netflix is a Joke.[8].