Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith is an improviser with training from both the Groundlings and the Second City theaters. Her television credits include King of the Hill, The Office, and a regular role as a correspondent on The Showbiz Show with David Spade. Colleen is also a puppeteer and has lent her talents to Warren the Ape, The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, and the Henson Alternative production Stuffed & Unstrung.

Guest Appearances

Houston's Restaurant in Houston TX

Paul F. Tompkins graciously welcomes all NOT to the DMV, but back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Retta of Parks and Recreation! They chat about why a suit may be purple, believing that hookers were imaginary, and Retta's…


Inside That Salvador Dali Painting with The Melting Clocks

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the people he likes to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is fantastic stand-up comedian Beth Stelling! They chat about what law Beth routinely beaks, Beth getting in trouble with her mother growing up, and the little…


Kay Jewelers In A Mall

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes 1st time, 2nd time, and 3rd time listeners to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Alice Wetterlund of MTV's Girl Code and HBO's Silicon Valley! They chat about whether or not everyone deserves to be heard, how an only…


The First Class Cabin of An Aer Lingus 747 in The 1970s: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul's special guest is singer-songwriter Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles! They chat about her…


A Dinner Theater

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all, including those who feel unworthy, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is acclaimed screenwriter Ben Garant of The State and Reno 911! They chat about which children need to learn a useful trade, the unexpected…


Storage Room In Back Of Hot Dog Stand

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone, including people not listening, back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is the Academy Award-winning Jim Rash of Community! They chat about Jim's greatest mistake, when he learned  that he was adopted, and what TV show he'd save with…


Garden of Eden

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone around the world back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Tymberlee Hill from The Hotwives of Las Vegas! They chat about talking to cat therapists, being afraid of sex, and Tymberlee’s friend, the (perhaps) psychic. Paul is…


A Miami Record Store In 1967

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of youse (as we said back in the Philadelphia times) back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Derek Waters of Drunk History! They chat about how Derek is brave for making himself get in a deprivation…


Death Valley

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends, strangers, mutual friends, work friends, acquaintances, and more back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Real Time with Bill Maher Executive Producer and playwright Scott Carter! They chat about Scott’s fury at Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes, being a childhood baseball…


An Urban Spelunkers Meeting

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes weary travelers, refreshed travelers, and sleepy travelers back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is author/star of stage and screen John Hodgman! They chat about naming cars, newspapers, Gasoline Alley, car culture, and his great grandmother. Paul is…


The Underwear Department at Macy's

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you and yours, including families, back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann! They chat about the thing Aimee desires that she is most ashamed of desiring, accepting that other people have opinions of their…


Dracula's Bedroom

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ye back to Spontaneanation! This week he is joined by special guest Maria Thayer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Eagleheart! They chat about where Maria was when she realized God was a wholly implausible lie, finding out about same sex…



Kyle discusses his birthday and dealing with his new diet while Tig chats about joining a gym, and then everyone competes in a "who can push out their belly more" game. Then, Colleen Smith, Groundlings teacher and puppeteer at the Jim Henson company joins…


Holiday Party!

Glitter in the Garbage #53December 8, 2011

Glitter in the Garbage has been a year long bash, but before we go to the after party let's load up on drinks, grab a bunch of crazy assholes, invite all our friends and have the podcast equivalent of fireworks at midnight!…


C'est La Vie!

Glitter in the Garbage #47October 27, 2011

Two of our first ever Glitter in the Garbage guests are back this week and I think you'll see why we insisted on their return. Whether they're at group therapy, a parent-teacher conference, or a dumb lunch date, Pete and Colleen are…


Merry Christmas!

Glitter in the Garbage #3December 23, 2010

"...The glitter was hung by the garbage with care in hopes that St Drew Droege soon would be there!" This week, Drew gets festive with his friends Michaela, Colleen, and Edi as they celebrate everything abhorrent about spending time with family. We…

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