Funny or Die has a new series called Before You Were Famous, in which professional comedians share work they made (yup) before they were famous. It’s both a great excuse to laugh at the failings of people more famous than you, as well as a reminder that your favorite people weren’t born funny. I mean, they actually probably were, but it took years of work to channel that funny into something worth watching.
Paul Scheer’s sketch about a genie and some keys or something is definitely a good reminder of that fact. His highest praise for his own work: that it’s only a page and two sentences long. Kristin Schall is actually super supportive. She’s really into the world he’s created. Mostly that’s because it’s a blatant ripoff of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, but she’s still supportive!