Year of Scheer
The year of Scheer: A look at new shows in the works from comedian Paul Scheer
2015 is quickly shaping-up to be the year that “Human Giant” co-creator, Paul Scheer, becomes a TV mega-star, rightfully so after years of playing hilarious characters on several popular series. “The League,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Children's Hospital” are just a few of the shows on which Scheer currently co-stars, but he is also the mastermind behind several new series that are currently in development.
This week, JASH began airing daily episodes of Scheer's “TRL”-inspired satire, “ScheerRL,” on which the comedian plays Carson Daly, having all kinds of uncomfortable, annoying and out-of-control interactions with popular musicians played by talented comedians. The first episode features Ryan Hansen, Thomas Middleditch and more as a borderline tone-deaf version of 98 Degrees, who are naturally embraced by the show's young audience. Later in the series, Mariah Carey (Kumail Nanjiani), Marilyn Manson (Brett Gelman), Celine Dion (Casey Wilson), Diddy (Terry Crews) and more stop by the program. Blink 182 musician Mark Hoppus is also featured at the close of every episode.
Scheer also has a new pilot in the works with Adult Swim, entitled “Bad Guys.” The 15-minute project from Scheer and Nick Giovannetti reportedly follows a megalomaniac terrorist and his upstart organization's quest for domination. The “NTSF:SD:SUV” star's series “Filthy Sexy Teen$,” which previously aired on Adult Swim, was picked-up by Fox with an eight-episode order through the Fullscreen network. “Hotwives of Orlando” fans are also in luck, as Scheer is back executive producing and co-starring in season two of the fantastic Hulu series. This season will take place in Las Vegas with the bulk of the cast returning to play new incarnations of the hotwives – think “American Horror Story” with more hair-pulling and finger-pointing.
On top of all this, Scheer has a recurring role in this summer's “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel series, “First Day of Camp,” and he will once again play everyone's favorite stylish surgeon, Dr. Andre Nowzick, on the seventh, and final, season of “The League” this fall. He also co-hosts the popular podcast, “How Did This Get Made?,” with his wife, the oh-so-funny June Diane Raphael, and his “The League” co-star Jason Mantzoukas.
If you want to see Scheer perform live on stage, head over to the UCB Franklin in Los Angeles to catch his bi-weekly show, “Crash Test,” which he presents alongside his “Human Giant” collaborator, Rob Huebel. Click here to pick-up tickets to “Crash Test” and head over to JASH to check out full episodes of “Scheer-RL.”
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