CREATOR / PERFORMER / WRITER / DIRECTOR / SONGWRITER
SKETCH COMEDY - PILOT
Sit For Glory is an upscale men’s magazine of a sketch show. For the man who wants to live a fuller, more cultivated, and rewarding life, this collection of cultured scenes and fashionable commercials serves as a guide to drinking more seductively, conversing more expensively, guaranteeing more repeat sexual encounters, and creating an overall more robust essence.
Ped Crossing is a web series that follows a pedophile. Written and directed by comedian Paul Thomas, Ped Crossing ups the ante on America’s love affair with antiheroes. The 11-episode series has a continuing storyline that focuses on a ped named Byron, played by Thomas, as he struggles with drama-inducers like job hunting, car buying, and roommate trouble, all along trying to impress a world-wise kid he refers to as Kanye West. Ped Crossing was featured by The Onion A.V. Club. Full series here.
"When it comes to portraying a smorgasbord of freaks, perverts and social pariahs, nobody does it better than Paul Thomas, the man behind Paul Thomas: Comedogenic. His laser-like attention to character work results in compelling scenework that is hilarious (and kinda disturbing)."
-- Jason Heidemann, Time Out Chicago
"...their mix of absurdity and plausibility makes all of [Thomas's sketches] funny."
(4 stars) -- Time Out New York
"Thomas bestows clever writing and supreme character commitment on each scene.”
-- Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader
Music videos written and performed by PAUL THOMAS
- L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, 2010
- Just for Laughs-Chicago, 2011
- Grand Prize, Seattle Sketchfest, 2009
INTERNET COMEDY STAR
-L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, 2013
-Just for Laughs - Chicago, 2012
EPIC LOVE SONG (TIGHTY WHITEYS)
-Just For Laughs-Montreal, 2009
-Best Short Film, 2007 Chicago Comedy Awards
SMACKIN’ YOUR GUM
-Chicago Comedy Film Festival, 2011
Press for Paul’s post-grunge acoustic rock group LOLA BALATRO
"The music stands on its own, but songs such as 'Name That Panda' and 'I Got 2 Black Friends' will make it clear it's a comedy show."
-- Time Out Chicago
"It’s surprising to hear the three bad-ass looking dudes from Lola Balatro harmonizing to melodic acoustic-guitar arrangements on their self-titled debut. Even more surprising is that they’re pretty funny."
-- Illinois Entertainer
"...the musical hooks are so dangerously catchy, you may wonder how you lived without them."
-- Trib Local (Wilmette)
SHORT FORM CONTENT
"Good Drinking! with Dan Peff" was a last-minute holiday one-off that made its way to the Huffington Post front page a few years ago when we did it. It is currently in post-production as a series. UPDATE: We have 4 sample episodes completed. Feel free to contact me to check 'em out.
Additional shorts and music videos can be found on the MEDIA page. Thanks for visiting!
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