JW Stillwater
Number of Appearances 15
Played by Paul F. Tompkins
First Episode LIVE from RIOT LA
Latest Episode The Order of the Keepers

JW (John Wesley) Stillwater aka Eddie Lee Capers is a character played by Paul F. Tompkins. He has appeared on the TV show as well as the podcast.

Backstory[edit | edit source]

JW is a vigilante crime fighter who hails from Cumberbatch County, Florida in the town of St. Benedict. He listens to his Bearcat scanner until he hears a "crime go" then he will get in his fan boat and travel to the scene. He is currently investigating the theft of a hammer, possibly his own. He is also an avid cook, having taken nearly a decade of cooking classes. He claims sandwiches with cut-off crusts are his best dish. JW also has caught the eye of a debutante that is also the town's reporter name Minnie Milts. Stillwater has never done drugs, except oxycontin for which he has prescriptions in three different names. He may have the power of flight(?), and/or lazerbeams that shoot from his eyes. Stillwater was recently on a crime quest to California where someone was stealing California's water, and that someone was.... HIS FATHER! The very same father whom he thought had died while J.W. was just a little j.w. His fathers last words to him were, "Take it sleezy, catch you on the flip flop... Now go on outta here and don't watch me die, and if you hear the door open and close its just my soul."

Thought Dexter Morgan was Dextromethorphan - a cough medicine. 

J.W. has many sentiments to share; in fact he will oftentimes get into a "Closing Sentiment-Off" with Traci Rearden on the podcast as well as on Twitter. 

Cameron Esposito, whom he calls Caramel, is his ward.

In episode 404, JW appears in a post credits sequence recruiting The Time Keeper to something called the "Order of the Keepers." This developing continuity was not returned to until four years later in 643: The Order of the Keepers.

Origin[edit | edit source]

The character originated in the Best of 2013 Pt. 4 at approximately 1:07:35 when a siren is audible in the studio. Paul hears the "sireen" and asks if "someone done a crime" in the JW Stillwater voice. He includes references to his Bearcat scanner and hearing a "crime go." Scott Aukerman and Paul both agree they would like to hear more from this character, and Paul implies that he may come back. A fan created comic describes the imagined backstory of JW Stillwater. Episode two of the comic tells the story of the day J.W.'s daddy died and can be found here.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Appearances
Episode Release Date Other Characters Guests
643: The Order of the Keepers 3.1.20 The Time Keeper Neil Campbell
2019 Tour, Portland Pt. 2 10.23.19 Bunty Pickles, Brady, August Lindt Lauren Lapkus, Shaun Diston, Andy Daly
555: What A Wonderful WaterWorld 7.15.18 Cal Buckley/Professor Stillwater Cameron Esposito, Matt Gourley
494: Face Fox 6.26.17 Beth Jon Hamm, Edgar Wright, Jessica McKenna
2016 Tour, Nottingham 9.26.16 Gino Lambardo, Justin Hoffman Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford
2016 Tour, Melbourne 8.26.16 John Lennon, Whitney Peeps Mike Hanford, Lauren Lapkus
2016 Tour, Minneapolis 5.19.16 Pamela from Big Bear, Ian Bean Lauren Lapkus, Mike Hanford
2016 Tour, Philadelphia 5.8.16 Traci Rearden Lauren Lapkus, Michelle Biloon
412: Little Whittle Whistle 4.4.16 Professor Stillwater, Richard Harrow's Ghost Cameron Esposito, Matt Gourley
404: The Timeys Leap Year Celebration (post-credits scene) 2.29.16 The Time Keeper, The Sun Dialer, The Clock Facer, The Watch Maker, The Old Timer, The Time Master Neil Campbell, Jessica Jean Jardine, Ronnie Adrian, Betsy Sodaro, Carl Tart, Tim Kalpakis
Live from Comic-Con 2015 7.14.15 Bad Daddy Vlad Derek Waters, Taran Killam
348: Is Y'all My Daddy? 4.27.15 Professor Stillwater Cameron Esposito, Matt Gourley
314: Y'all Heard Any of These Names Before? 10.6.14 Cameron Esposito
283: The 5th Anniversary Show! 4.28.14 Marissa Wompler, Miss Listler, Traci Rearden, Mike the Janitor, The Bachelor Brothers, Mattilda Besserina Smith Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Jason Mantzoukas, Lauren Lapkus, Paul Rust, Neil Campbell, Matt Besser
265: LIVE from RIOT LA 1.16.14 Traci Rearden Harris WittelsLauren Lapkus
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