08/24/2012 04:19 pm ET

The Lost Roles Of Paul Scheer

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Paul Scheer, star of The League and star/creator of Human Giant and NTSF:SD:SUV::. I recently rang up Scheer to chat about some of the parts and projects he’s missed out on, including the Eddie Murphy movie he was fired from, only to be rehired and cut out of the final film, an American Idol-esque show for sketch comedians that Whoopi Goldberg produced, and the first-ever TV show aimed at cats.