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Paul Scheer Generously Shared a Terrible Sketch From Way Before He Was Famous

By Vivian Kane | Videos | March 3, 2015 |

By Vivian Kane | Videos | March 3, 2015 |

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!