Paul F. Tompkins - Beta Only Pt. 1

Ali Wong, Travon Free, Paul F. Tompkins Season 4, Ep 7 09/06/2013 Views: 11,478

Like most insufferable people, Paul F. Tompkins used to work at a video store. (1:03)

Before I was astand-up comedian,

when I was firststarting out,

before I was a professionalstand-up comedian,

I had day jobs.

And, uh, well, I could tell youa story of a day job that I had.

Like mostinsufferable people,

I used to workat a video store.

Worked at a video storein South Street

in Philadelphia.

This was a very uniquevideo store.

Whoo, indeed.

A bunch of-- What a bunchof Ben Franklins

and Liberty Bellsin this crowd.

It was a uniquevideo store.

The name of the storewas Beta Only.

You heardwhat I just said.

Beta Only was a store

that trafficked exclusivelyin betamax videotapes.

This was in the '90s.