Episode #14: Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer currently stars on the FX series, The League, co-stars on the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat as well as the Hulu series, The Hotwives, which he also executive produces.

Along with his longtime comedy buddy, Rob Huebel, Scheer just realized an all-star comedy showcase bus tour called Crash Test, based on their long-running live show at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles. We talked about what didn’t make it into the Crash Test special (Nick Thune, Billy the Mime and Odd Future get your shout-outs here!), how his unaired Make My Day segment from years ago may have informed his bus-tour skills, how he faked his age as a teenager to join Chicago City Limits before he and his friends discovered the Upright Citizens Brigade, how everything fell into place after he landed Best Week Ever, how to nail genre comedy (The Hotwives, NTSF:SD:SUV), his recollections of how the Del Close Marathon production of Match Game ’76 became a classic improv bit, how The League and the NFL foibles have changed his perspective on football, and how he met his wife, June Diane Raphael. Plus learn how he held onto a magical day job that involved eating sandwiches with Britney Spears and not much else, before he lost it. That and much more that even Paul Scheer hadn’t thought about in years! How did Paul Scheer get made? I talked to the founder of Earwolf’s How Did This Get Made so you can find out!

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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