Paul Thompson is one of Toronto’s most respected young crowd killers. The kind of comic who hits the stage like a double-barrel shotgun blast. Riffing and ripping – making razor-sharp turns back and forth between solid material, and raw unfiltered crowd work. Thompson works and lives in the moment, and he can have an entire crowd eating out of his palm just by shooting the shit with the loudest table in the room. Shutting them up, and splitting their sides with knife-point precision. Kid doesn’t pull any punches either. Why should he? Paul Thompson is a leading contender to be crowned ‘King of the Pot Rooms’ – Monday nights he definitely is. Ripping up the mic for a packed house, his loyal cult crowd along the Lakeshore, in Etobicoke’s ‘Vape on the Lake’.