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The How to Make Sports Funny Bonus Segment

July 20, 201511 min
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In their July 13 Slate Plus bonus segment, Hang Up and Listen hosts Josh Levin and Mike Pesca spoke to special guest Mike Schur, the co-creator of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, about the intersection of sports and comedy.

They discuss Andy Samberg’s tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, the use of professional athlete cameos on Parks and Recreation, and the law firm of Babip, Pecota, Vorp, and Eckstein.

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