Paul Scheer Set To Play Paul Shaffer In “A Futile & Stupid Gesture”



is the latest actor to join ’s A FUTILE & STUPID GESTURE, the upcoming Netflix original movie about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney.

Scheer has been tapped to play Paul Shaffer, who was best known as the bandleader of The Late Show with David Letterman. Scheer joins an all-star cast playing iconic figures in comedy history including which includes as Kenney, as fellow National Lampoon co-founder Henry Beard, as Chevy Chase, as Christopher Guest, as Michael O’Donoghue, as Harold Ramis, as Bill Murray, and as Gilda Radner. and will also star in the movie.

In addition to tracing the history of Harvard’s National Lampoon which gave us classic films like Caddyshack and Animal House, it will follow Kenney’s tragic story of substance abuse.

and adapted the from Josh Karp‘s book. The writing duo will also executive produce alongside , , and The Office’s through his Pacific Electric Co. Peter Principato and are also on board to produce.

Scheer is best known for his role in the FX comedy The League. He also has a recurring role on ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat and is an executive and director of the Fox sketch comedy show Party Over Here. His voice can be heard in the upcoming animated feature Nerdland with Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt. He also has a role in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist.

He is repped by .


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