Paul Scheer’s Comedy Faves

Paul Scheer

As a child of the ‘80s, sketch comedy veteran Paul Scheer has a number of old-school legends who make him laugh including Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray But when asked who his favorites are, Scheer decided to go with some present-day choices.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

“I love what Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do. I know it’s a little bit insiderish because we’re talking about Black Monday [for which Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve as executive producers and writers]. But I believe they are doing the best work in comedy. I would say that if I was not involved in Black Monday. If you look at their movies and TV shows, they’re directing and writing, I am so impressed with them. Whenever I look at a career, I am completely blown away by them.”

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacoson of Broad City

“I think they are so great and incredibly talented. I’m in on whatever they’re doing. They do stuff that is so smart, funny, grounded and bizarre, it makes me so excited to tune in.”

Mike Schur

“Mike Schur co-ran The Office. Went and created Parks and Recreation and The Good Place and co-created Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He helped Aziz Ansari launch Master of None. He’s a guy who you may not recognize, but he’s behind some of the best current comedies. I think Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the best comedies on TV. I think its genius and The Good Place blows me away.”

Check out LIW’s full interview with Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer Parodies Wall Street’s Worst Day In Showtime’s Black Monday


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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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