Paul Scheer is a native New Yorker who moved to Manhattan in 1994 to attend New York University. At the age of nineteen he was asked to join the New York City’s longest running Off Broadway comedy show, Chicago City Limits, he was the youngest performer ever to be accepted into the troupe.
In 1998 Paul joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where he has appeared in over 40 comedy shows. He performs with Respecto Montalban, who have been called “Funny and Incredibly Talented” by Fox’s Good Day New York. In 2003 Respecto won an ECNY Award for best Improv Show and were nominated for best Comedic Group at the 1st Annual Night Life Awards. In addition to their 4 year (and still running) sold out weekly Improv show Respecto also group completed a 3 monthly sold out run on a political satire show with former Saturday Night Live head writer Adam McKay (Director/Writer of Anchorman). Paul also created and starred in the long running award winning variety show Automatic Vaudeville at the Ars Nova Theater which according to the Hollywood Reporter is one of the top five shows in the country.
Besides his work on stage, Paul can currently be seen weekly on VH1’s critical praised and highly rated Best Week Ever, in a feature article on the show Entertainment Weekly called Scheer, “A star who people are comfortable accosting”. He has also written and performed on Comedy Central’s Crossballs and The WB’s Make My Day and CNBC’s McEnroe Show as well as Impostor and Movie Junky on TBS. In addition to those shows Paul has done projects for Comedy Central, VH-1, Noggin, Oxygen and the TV Guide Channel and has made numerous appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Paul can next be seen on in Fox’s Onion: The Motion Picture and starring in Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, which won the South by Southwest Film Festival and is currently being prepped for theatrical distribution. He also appeared in Cubed, a short film in which is currently making rounds on the festival circuits as well.
In addition to performing Paul recently signed a development deal with HBO Independent Productions and has created a show for TBS with Whoopi Goldberg called Sketch Off. He has been producing and doing voices for a new VH1 animated project called Star Veillance, and appears weekly on NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric. Paul helped recap the year for People Magazin and has written pieces for Men’s Health, Village Voice and Rad Bad Magazine and can often be heard on K-Rock Radio with Jake Fogelnest.
The Village Voice as just hailed Paul as a comedian “soon to be a household name” and you can check out www.paulscheer.com for more info and the truth about Ted Danson!… Expand
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|Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope||Apr 6, 2012||Himself||7.7|
|Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story||Apr 13, 2006||Lenny Pear||6.7|
|Piranha 3-D||Aug 20, 2010||Andrew||5.7|
|Escape from Planet Earth||Feb 15, 2013||Cameraman||5.7|
|Hell Baby||Sep 6, 2013||Cast / Ron||5.6|
|School for Scoundrels||Sep 29, 2006||Little Pete||5.4|
|Rapture-Palooza||Jun 7, 2013||Security Wraith||5.2|
|Piranha 3DD||Jun 1, 2012||Andrew||4.3|
|Ass Backwards||Nov 8, 2013||Strip Club Manager / Strip Club Owner||4.0|
|Watching the Detectives||Feb 14, 2008||Annoying Customer||tbd|