SXSW: Black Monday's Paul Scheer on FOMO, Podcasting and Embracing the 1980s: "Excess Is King"

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SXSW: <i>Black Monday</i>'s Paul Scheer on FOMO, Podcasting and Embracing the 1980s: "Excess Is King"

We sat down with Paul Scheer (and a truly massive chocolate-glazed donut) at SXSW to chat about his new Showtime series, Black Monday, about the lead-up to the biggest single-day drop in U.S. stock market history. Scheer, who plays Keith, a closeted gay Wall Street trader, opposite Don Cheadle, Regina Hall, and Andrew Rannells, highlighted the series’ gaudy period aesthetic and mixture of drama and comedy. We also discussed Scheer’s love of movies and how that translates to his popular podcasts, How Did This Get Made and Unspooled. Watch the entire interview in the video below.

Black Monday airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime. Read Paste’s review here.


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