Tawny Newsome

Tawny Newsome is an improviser and a musician who you might know from Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, or maybe from The Comedy Get Down on BET or perhaps TVLand’s Nobodies? Or maybe you know her from one zillion podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang, Spontaneanation or Hollywood Handbook, or as the co-host of Yo, is This Racist? The point is: I don’t know where you know her from, dawg. She’s also in a band called Four Lost Souls, and, this is exciting for you because now you can say you know at least one black person in the alt-country scene. They recorded their 2016 album in Muscle Shoals, AL and she once called Robert Plant “Dad” to his face on Fathers’ Day. He didn’t love it.

Host Information

Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

Guest Appearances

Germany: Live from Philly

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Food Editor for USA Today, Kae Lani! Kae chats about her first job, how her grandfather would pull her in a Radio Flyer…

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San Diego Comic-Con: Live from Philly

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse owner Ariell Johnson! Ariell chats about what her first pet’s name was, all of her fish she had growing up,…

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Season 2, Ep 76 - Activia's Quest

We sneak back into the Vermilion Minotaur to try to talk Activia Barleyfoot into setting off on a quest to find her father. Credits: Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Activia Barleyfoot: Tawny Newsome Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Craig: Ryan DiGiorgi Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan Jacover…

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Men In Black 4 (w/ Tawny Newsome)

The awesome Tawny Newsome is back on stage with Jess + Zach in a new musical with all your favs: The Rock, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Steve Bezos (?!) and more! With songs like "Three Things (You Love Hot Springs)", "Put The Rock In 'Men In…

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Poke Mitzvah

Comedy Bang Bang #561August 19, 2018

Comedic powerhouse and show friend Andy Richter of Conan returns to talk to Scott about secret beach hideouts, creepy cartoons, and his deep knowledge of pop culture. Plus, Pokémon trainer Dash Grabum reappears to discuss his new strategy for catching monsters, and…

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The Final Off Book (w/ Very Special Guests!)

It's OFF BOOK 's one-year anniversary and we have a blow out episode with all your favorite characters old and new! With Scott Aukerman, Paul Scheer, Paul F. Tompkins, Nicole Parker, Zeke Nicholson, John Hartman, Erin Whitehead, Eliza Skinner, Tawny Newsome and Ashley Ward, plus…

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Swing Time

Unspooled #4June 6, 2018

Put on your best dancing shoes for Swing Time with Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire! Paul & Amy caper through the 1936 film's strange comic beats, spontaneous choreographed dances and timeless tunes. Plus: an interview with choreographer Kat Burns (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) about…

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Know What I'm Saying?

Comedy Bang Bang #548May 27, 2018

Gillian Jacobs of Netflix’s LOVE returns to Comedy Bang! Bang! to talk about her new film Ibiza on Netflix and skeletons before Lavinia Marsh Caruthers aka Shevel Knievel the Lady Daredevil bursts into the studio to talk about which stunt she’s most…

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: LIVE!

Comedians Joe Mande (The Good Place) and Tawny Newsome (Yo, Is This Racist, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) joins Paul and Jason to discuss the 2004 science fiction action adventure film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Recored live from Largo at the…

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Season 2, Ep 59 - Activia (w/ Tawny Newsome)

After over three years missing, Activia Barleyfoot, daughter of Otok, returns to the tavern. Credits: Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Activia Barleyfoot: Tawny Newsome Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Craig: Ryan DiGiorgi Tricia: Kate James Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi Editor: Ryan DiGiorgi Theme Music: Andy Poland Magic Tavern…

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Bonus - Baskin-Robbins: Live from SF SketchFest

As promised, Paul F. Tompkins releases the damaged audio from the 2018 San Francisco SketchFest featuring special guests Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney, and Eban (only the best) Schletter on piano.

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Baskin-Robbins

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes gigglers and laughers to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Tony Hale of Arrested Development and Veep! Tony chats about whether or not he would invite himself somewhere, the size of a party…

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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful

Comedy Bang Bang #532February 19, 2018

Author (and Harris Wittels’ sister) Stephanie Wittels Wachs joins Scott this week to discuss her new book “Everything Is Horrible And Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss.” Stephanie discusses her book, stories of growing up with Harris, and…

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Civil War Reenactment

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes his wonderful listeners back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest and SOLE improvisor is Spontaneanation’s good friend Tawny Newsome! Tawny chats about how many eggs she can eat in one sitting, wondering if Scarface is a spin-off…

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United Airlines Flight One Way LA To Duluth

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to a very special 150th episode of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! Nathan chats about what’s the best thing to find underwater, what prompted the decision to learn how…

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Tawny Newsome and Her Friends, Our Close Friends

Hollywood Handbook #223January 30, 2018

TAWNY NEWSOME from Bajillion Dollar Properties returns to help the boys be a different kind of agent now. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (code: THEBOYS), Simple Contacts (code: THEBOYS), and Blue Apron.

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Yngwie Malmstein Concert: Live from The Bell House

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience under the roof of the Bell House in Brooklyn to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is humorist David Rees! David chats about which 3 celebrities he would recruit to his post-apocalyptic survival team…

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Wisconsin: Live from The Bell House

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes clappers and wooers to Spontaneanation live at the Bell House in Brooklyn! This time out, Paul’s special guest is senior editor for The Daily Beast, Erin Gloria Ryan! Erin chats about whether she is excited for the singularity…

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Make Space For Family (w/ Tawny Newsome)

The incredible Tawny Newsome joins Jess and Zach this week for a new musical that is legitimately out of this world. With songs like "It's Gossip In Space", "That Is Dragon Ball Z", and "You're Not A Robot", you'll be moonwalking and…

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A Corn Maze

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes friends both far and near to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! Kristian chats about what movie universe would he most want to live in, thinking a practical joke was…

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2017 Holiday Spectacular

Comedy Bang Bang #525December 18, 2017

It’s that special time of year again where Scott invites old friends and new friends to celebrate the Holidays! Expect appearances by Ho Ho the naughty Elf, intern Gino Lambardo, Jason “Heynong Man” Mantzoukas, formerly deceased music idol John Lennon, Mayor Junius Bobbledoonary,…

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High School Reunion

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes listeners to a spoOoky edition of Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest return guest and first 4-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! Busy chats about the one kind of cuisine she would eat her entire…

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Popcorn Costume

Comedy Bang Bang #507September 4, 2017

Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Take My Wife join Scott and Mike the Janitor to talk about their upcoming tour “Back to Back,” a man eating peanuts with the shell at a baseball game, and…

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Lobby of a 3-Star Hotel

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody to this moment in time known as Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress Janina Gavankar of True Blood, The League, and Sleepy Hollow! They chat about whether using an Italian accent is racist or…

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Highway Clean Up

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes little sound makers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of The Big Sick! They chat about when they first learned what SEX was and how, what medical condition you may contract as a result…

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Tawny Newsome, Our Close Friend

Sean and Hayes bring in TAWNY NEWSOME from Bajillion Dollar Properties for a real estate venture.     This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/handbook code: HANDBOOK).

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The Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Elevator Pitch

Comedy Bang Bang #489May 29, 2017

The cast and crew of Seeso’s Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ returns on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Kulap Vilaysack, Paul F. Tompkins, Dan Ahdoot, Drew Tarver, Mandell Maughan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Tim Baltz are in the studio ready to give listeners…

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No Way Jose (w/ Tawny Newsome)

Actress and improviser Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) joins Andrew to discuss whether or not the phrase “no way Jose” is racist, confederate monuments being taken down in New Orleans, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you…

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The 8th Anniversary Show!

Scott celebrates 8 years of Comedy Bang! Bang! with his intern Gino Lambardo, Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, and show favorites. We’ll hear from the writer/singer of America’s Funniest Home Videos theme song, a community activist & her world traveling sister,…

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A Parallel Universe w/ Bajillion Dollar Propertie$

Paul F. Tompkins kicks off the beginning of cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are his Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ co-stars Tim Baltz, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what would be the most valuable item…

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Earwolf

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everybody (including hay eating horses) to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords, Bob’s Burgers and The Last Man on Earth! They chat about whether Kristen has ever been arrested,…

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A High-End Boxing Gym

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and sloths to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist! They chat about what Andrew does for exercise, how almost getting in several bar fights…

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Burmese Therapist Office: Live from SF SketchFest

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco and the world to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2017! This week, Paul’s special return and first 3-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! They chat…

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Putting the Top Hat on the Avocado

Sklarbro Country #343February 17, 2017

The bros welcome actress Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) for this week's episode of Sklarbro Country! During Takes, Randy and Jason discuss the Patriots' White House boycott and a Super Bowl bet between zoos. Then, they chat with Tawny about her audition…

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Art Gallery: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead! They chat about what day Steven…

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Boise, Idaho: Live from Now Hear This Festival

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the Anaheim audience to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Now Hear This Festival! This week, Paul’s special guests are Kulap Vilaysack and Howard Kremer of Who Charted! They chat about the first joke…

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2016 Holiday Spectacular

Comedy Bang Bang #463December 12, 2016

Scott is having the holiday blues and has some old friends and new friends join him to cheer him up on this year’s Holiday episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! Expect appearances by future CBB host Jason Mantzoukas, intern Gino Lambardo, John Lennon…

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Giamatti Gives Thanks

Comedy Bang Bang #459November 21, 2016

Novi-Doggie is upon us and it’s the time of year where we are thankful for everything in our lives. We are thankful that actress Maria Thayer of truTV’s Those Who Can’t and Strangers with Candy fame is here to honestly answer Scott’s…

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Madrid: Live from Outside Lands 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Outside Lands in San Francisco! This week, Paul’s special guest is Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live! They chat about whether a cheeseburger is…

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Donut Factory: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the mighty and the humble back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul's special guest is Desmin Borges of FXX's You're the Worst! They chat about…

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A Summer Theatre Camp in Michigan

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all citizens with different voices to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Nicole Parker of MADtv and the Broadway stage! They chat about what small business Nicole would like to own, having terrible…

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Paris

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all who enter a room (especially at Jury Duty) to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer/actor/writer/director Nathan Lee Graham! They chat about what job Nathan would permanently erase from his timeline, how…

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Ghost Pets Are Liars

Comedy Bang Bang #431June 30, 2016

Brett Gelman was previously banned on the show but Scott has since lifted the ban on his old friend in order for him to tell us about his new Adult Swim special "Brett Gelman's Dinner in America." However, Brett seems as though…

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A Coffee Plantation in Bali: Live from SXSW

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all Texans and those on the internet to this episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a live audience at the 2016 South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX! This week, Paul’s special guest is Who Charted? and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'…

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Mic Chew, One Tech

Who Charted? #286May 25, 2016

Kulap and Howard record a special episode in Stard Alley Studios. During Spotify's Global Top 5 Songs chart, actress and musician Tawny Newsome joins the gang and discusses her upcoming album. They talk about "Girls" and Howard's interesting experience at a T.G.I…

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Shut the Fuck Door!

Comedy Bang Bang #407March 14, 2016

The entire cast of Seeso's Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ joins Scott on this week's Comedy Bang! Bang! Paul F. Tompkins, Dan Ahdoot, Drew Tarver, Mandell Maughan, Ryan Gaul, Tawny Newsome, and Tim Baltz are in the studio ready to answer the important questions…

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Pronouncing in Accents

Yo, Is This Racist? #800March 11, 2016

Andrew Ti and special guests Tawny Newsome and Drew Tarver of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ finish the week off by discussing the stance on pronouncing words in an accent that is not your own. As always, leave us a message about anything you…

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Iron Fist

Yo, Is This Racist? #799March 10, 2016

Tawny Newsome and Drew Tarver of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ join Andrew to talk about   the Iron Fist character from the Marvel Universe. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Too White a Fanbase

Tawny Newsome and Drew Tarver of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ join Andrew to talk about the idea of something having too white a fanbase. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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The Percentage

Tawny Newsome and Drew Tarver of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ join Andrew to talk about being asked what is the percentage of black friends you have. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Ghetto Party

Tawny Newsome and Drew Tarver of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they discuss the idea of throwing a ghetto party. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is…

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