Tom Papa

Tom Papa is an American comedian, actor and TV and radio host known for his many TV and film appearances. His universal and clean but cutting comedy has earned the respect of both his peers and the public alike. He starred opposite Matt Damon in the Soderbergh film, “The Informant,” and stars opposite Paul Giamatti in the animated feature, “The Haunted World of El Super Beasto,” as the voice of El Super Beasto. On television Tom was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to serve as host of NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and his own show “Come to Papa”.

Guest Appearances

March 22, 2023

This week Leslie and Lenny welcome comedian Tom Papa.

April 26, 2021

Comedian and author Tom Papa catches up with his neighbor Andy. The two chat about Papa’s very first bit, how to manage fear through comedic zen, and the therapeutic benefits of complaining about your family on stage.

October 12, 2017

Checking bags with Tom Papa.

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September 17, 2013

Actor and comedian Tom Papa, (The Informant!, Come to Papa) sits down with Kevin to discuss his start in stand up comedy leading to a writing and acting career. Tom talks about Bill Cosby making his wife laugh so heartily that she goes into labor, Steven Soderbergh asking him if he would like to be in “the gayest movie of all time,” and Alec Baldwin publicly tweeting his phone number.

November 9, 2012

Tremendous comedian Tom Papa came up in the New York comedy scene with the Sklars and is here to tell us how he lived through the storm on today’s Sklarbro Country! Tom joins Randy & Jason to riff on some stories involving Alabama fan Brian Downing pleading guilty to sexually taunting a LSU fan and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Tyler Bozak taking heat for his blackface Twitter pic. Tom talks to us about his first opening gig for Kenny Loggins, how his connection to Jerry Seinfeld started, and his experience working on The Marriage Ref. Tom also shares a story of the first time he met Greg Giraldo, tells us about his Sirius XM radio interview show “Come To Papa,” and joins us for a killer round of Quick Hits! Plus, enjoy the absurdity of a pre-election recorded interview with the one and only Tom Leykis.