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Adam Scott On (Almost Not) Making It In Comedy

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Adam Scott has starred in some of television’s most iconic sitcoms, including Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, and emerged as one of television’s most beloved comedy veterans – but his success was not always a given. Scott and Heilemann reflect on his career – from his decade-plus as a struggling actor, during which his wife questioned whether he had a backup plan, to his breakout role in the 2008 Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers. Tune in to the full episode to hear about Scott’s latest role in Severance, the new Apple TV+ sci-fi drama directed by Ben Stiller; why he feels as though he’s spent the last two decades earning “a chance to get a role like this in a show like this”; and how the backdrop of the Trump presidency and the weirdness of filming at the peak of Covid-19 contributed to the dystopian nature of the show.

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