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Paul Scheer | GigSalad Greenroom Interviews

By Destin Harrison

You know that moment when you see somebody and you’re positive that you know them from somewhere, but you just can’t remember who it is or how you know them? Maybe it was a friend of a friend from high school, maybe you met at a party one time… or maybe it was Paul Scheer!

It's Paul Scheer, everybody!

Peek-a-boo! It’s Paul Scheer!

No matter how much television you watch, you’ve likely seen Paul Scheer’s work. Whether it was his co-leading role in the FX series, The League, or on a segment of Yo Gabba Gabba called “Knock Knock Joke of the Day,” or his occasional appearances on the popular sitcom, Parks and Recreation, Paul Scheer has done a little bit of everything. He writes, he acts, he improvises. He even hosts his own podcast with his wife, June Diane Raphael, called How Did This Get Made. Throughout his career, Paul has used just about every medium out there to make his audience laugh.

It’s not always easy being funny though. The risk of offending someone is inherent to comedy. Sometimes you have to bend the rules in order to push the envelope. But hey, at least you might get a good story out of it!

Show Highlights:

  • What it’s like to borrow someone else’s fame—and loan out your own (2:05)
  • What it’s like on the set of Parks and Recreation (3:40)
  • How Paul became Arsenio Hall…er…ArScheerio Paul (5:31)
  • What Paul had to do to get his material aired on network TV (8:16)
  • How to get rid of ghosts, according to Paul (9:25)
  • How Paul made a bunch of people mad by dropping a bookshelf on himself (10:19)
  • How a lie got Paul’s sketch approved by Standards & Practices (12:37)
  • Paul Scheer explains his Twitter highlights (18:56)
  • What Paul Scheer’s racist grandmother had to say to Barack Obama (21:15)


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