Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.
For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Jason Woliner, who has written and/or directed for Parks and Recreation, Nathan for You, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, and Funny or Die and most recently served as executive producer, director, and writer on Adult Swim's Eagleheart. Early in Woliner's [...]
Paul Scheer is crazy busy. Now that the full first season of his most recent show, The Hotwives of Orlando, is available on Hulu, Scheer is moving full steam ahead with tons of other projects, from developing a cartoon with Adult Swim to an anthology series with HBO. He’ll also be starring in season six of The League on FXX, which is set to debut this fall, and releasing a comedy special with Rob Huebel based on their live UCB show Crash Test. Scheer talks about always wanting to keep things fresh, whether through the podcast, How Did This Get Made?, which he hosts with Jason Mantzoukas and his wife June Diane [...]
Here's a new video from Funny or Die starring Paul Scheer and Mel Cowan as the hopeful new managers of pop singer Austin Mahone who will do pretty much anything to prove that they're "Mahomies 4 Eva."
Sean O'Connor and Jensen Karp held a live reading of the script to the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes movie Space Jam at LA's UCB Theatre last month, and here's a highlight reel from it. The cast for the reading was Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Seth Green, Ben Schwartz, Danielle Fishel, Ralph Garman, Shelby Fero, Brandon Johnson, Jerrod Carmichael, Melissa Stetton, and Blake Griffin as Michael Jordan, all of whom would be perfect to play the same parts in a Space Jam remake.
Human Giant duo Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer are turning their long-running live show Crash Test into a TV special, and they're filming it on a 60-foot glass bus with their heads painted on the side of it. Over the weekend, they were filming the special around LA in the bus and inviting fans to come watch the show in various locations via Twitter. Crash Test is a live comedy show that Huebel and Scheer started doing at the UCB Theatre in NYC and brought to LA in 2008, where they've been hosting it ever since.
Check out a photo of the Huebel and Scheer with the big glass [...]