Adam Scott

June 23, 2015

Ask Adam Scott anything.

I’m Adam Scott, star and executive producer of the new comedy The Overnight, in select theaters now...

OK, with that out of the way, AMA!

Sorry I was on an iPad so everything took longer. It really is hard to do an AMA on an iPad.

I have to remember to bring my computer next time.

And Overnight - it's in New York and Los Angeles now, this friday it's going to be in more select cities, and on July 3, it's going to be just about everywhere. Go see it, I promise you'll like it.

Thank you very much.

All of us want to know: When is the concert episode of U Talkin U2 to Me going to be released?

Sometime soon...haven't had time to record bc Scott is such a jerk.

Whose wedding did you and Paul Rudd get kicked out of?! Paul F Tompkins? Scott Auckerman? Brian Posehn? Am I close??

No you are not.

Are bonito fish big?

Well, they're a trophy fish, so yeah--they're pretty big.

Hi Adam, First, I am a huge fan and pretty much just adore everything you are in, including TGEITH. I am also a huge fan of survivor, so I was wondering how long you have known Jeff Probst? I know you were at the finale one season, but have you ever thought about playing? Thanks!

I have what I think is a sure fire strategy to win but part of what makes the show great is they never do lame stuff like a celebrity season etc

What was it like to work with a prosthetic penis in your new film?


When can we expect the Furious 7 How Did This Get Made?

Yes soon I think

What did you think of Chris Pratt's performance in Jurassic World?

Have to seen it yet can't wait, I'm sure he's radical in it

What was the funniest scene to film in Parks and Rec? So funny it needed multiple takes to finally complete?

When Amy told the eagleton people she would kill them in a deep threatening voice, you can see me break on camera

Hey Adam! I think you're an incredible actor. It's impressive that you can kill it in a more serious role (The Vicious Kind - you were amazing), and be a great comedian. Like, laugh out loud funny.

Anyway, my question is about Party Down. I love the series, and I heard rumors about a movie in the works. Do you know if that's really going to happen?


Doubt it

Hey Adam! I think you're an incredible actor. It's impressive that you can kill it in a more serious role (The Vicious Kind - you were amazing), and be a great comedian. Like, laugh out loud funny.

Anyway, my question is about Party Down. I love the series, and I heard rumors about a movie in the works. Do you know if that's really going to happen?


And thank you, very kind.

Any TV show you're binge-watching now?

Hannibal, Orange New Black

How is progress on Buds? Also, will you be acting in it?

Don't think I will be in it, going well. Mande is the best

I loved your list of 10 favorite R.E.M. songs. What's the likelihood of you and Scott doing a new UTU2TM-style podcast exploring R.E.M.'s discography?

It would be difficult bc if anyone made jokes about rem it would hurt my feelings

Huge fan of you from Parks and Rec, such a great show.

My question is who is the most intimidating actor you have ever been around? As in making you star struck or just scared to mess up?

Morgan Freeman

HI Adam! Will You Adopt Me ?

No way bro

We all know Ben Wyatt is a massive Game of Thrones fan.

Question is, are you – Adam Scott – a fan of the show as well? If so, who’s your favourite character?

Love it so much, cerci or j snow

Favorite episode of Party Down?

(side question: are we having fun yet?)

Sweet 16 I think but haven't seen the show in a long while

will The Overnight be in Charleston July 3rd? Also - have you ever listened to The Strokes? I don't actually hate you, by the way.

Weird combo of q's. Yes I think so and yes I have listened to the Strokes.

Hi Adam! I have two questions 1) Did you take anything as a keepsake from Parks and Rec? 2) Aziz did an AMA not too long ago and didnt answer my question. Can you destroy him in a game of Cones of Dunshire for me?

I have the Requim for a Tuesday doll and set

What does Chris Pratt smell like?

A touchdown

Hi Adam, huge P&R fan. How often do unimportant extras (i.e., background people) start laughing/make another obstruction to ruin a take that was otherwise good?

No they are pros

How would you describe The Overnight in three words?

Please go see?

Are you a fan of the Ted films directed by Seth MacFarlane?

Haven't seen 2 but first one was really funny

What the fuck is Krampus bro?

Rad Xmas movie out dec 4

Do you play video games? If so whats your favourite? Btw big fan, looking forward to watch The Overnight :)

Love playing minecraft w my boy

What does Scott Aukerman smell like?

He smells stupid

Hey Mr. Scott! Big fan of your work.

I waited all day for your AMA so I could ask you this.

I have a question for you: are you a fan of Star Trek?

Hi, Adam! Do you have any funny stories from shooting The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Drunk History? Also, do you prefer acting, directing, producing, or writing? Thanks!

I do. I like all of them, though I am not a good writer, and envy those who are.

Hey Adam, just wanted to let you know that I have the biggest crush on you. My boyfriend and I recently watched all of Parks and Rec and he's so jealous of how often I commented on how cute you are.

As far as a question goes, do you like working on television in a series more or being in movies?

I really want to see The Overnight but I'm worried it won't be playing anywhere near me :( Any showings in Las Vegas that you know about?

Again-- you are so cute and I absolutely LOVE you!

It should be playing near you come July 3...and thanks!

Hi Adam, thanks for doing this!

What would be your advice to up-and-coming comedic writers and performers? What's something you did early in your career that you think most helped you get to where you are, and what's something you wish you had done differently?

Start making stuff. You have a pretty great camera in your pocket, just make stuff with it. It'll suck for a while, then it'll get better and you can figure out if you want to do this w your life.

Your house is on fire, holy shit! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don't worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what's the one thing you're going to save from that blazing inferno?

Art my kids have made. And my pile of cocaine.

Hi Adam! Are we having fun yet?

Your taste in music is fantastic. What new music are you listening to lately?

Lord Huron, new Desparacidos,Nate ruess, new sufjan Stevens

When can we expect The Overnight 2: The Overday?

Not a terrible idea

Is there an entire video of you lip syncing to ice ice baby?


what are your thoughts on season 5 of Game of Thrones?

My favorite season, loved the politics of it

I still can't believe you were in The Aviator. You rocked that 'stache, hombre. What was it like working on a Martin Scorsese flick?

It was a total bummer just kidding it was the best, I remember every single moment will never forget it

If you could only watch one movie and tv show for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Late Night w Letterman

What was it like to work with Taylor Schilling? Also, do you watch OINTB?

She's the best best best

Did you enjoy producing? Would you like to direct at some point?

Yes I would

Can you think of anything as close to as bizarre in your entire career as U Talkin' U2 to Me? becoming the phenomenon it is?

Phenomenon is far too strong a word but talking w Letterman about it was surreal

Did the power beard you had in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty make you physically stronger?

Yes I lifted Stiller with the beard, both hands tied behind back

If you had to have one of the parks and rec actors back you up in a good ol fashioned street fight, who would you pick?

Plaza, she's a maniac

Hey Adam, huge fan, can't wait to see The Overnight! Really excited that you're doing an AMA on my birthday. I want to ask a few questions: 1) What inspired you to get into acting? 2) Is there a type of character you would like to play that you haven't done so before?

Happy birthday Han Solo Han Solo

In the parks and rec Valentine's Day episode when Leslie leaves clues for Ben,what was the five letter word to open the Cryptex? This is important.

Jesus who knows

What was it like working with Ben Stiller?

So great, inspiring

How do you balance work and family?

With a balance beam

Hey Scott! Where should I start when getting into R.E.M?

Murmur or Document or Automatic

From the looks of the trailer for "The Overnight", it looks like there's a wild and crazy night in store. How do you think Ben and Leslie would handle the night if they were in Alex and Emily's position?

They would freak out though I think B&L are animals

Hey Adam, big fan of your work. I'd love to know if there's any plans for another Greatest Event In Television History?

No unfortunately. Afraid it would start sucking

In your opinion, what is the greatest television show of all time?

Late night w David letterman

Top food spot you have to go to when you hit up Chicago?

Never been going on Thursday. Where should I go?

Is The Overnight coming to VOD?

Does Jon Hamm smell good?

In sept Yes

Any chance we'll see another Greatest Event in Television History and can I start begging now for it to be Perfect Strangers?

No but almost did that one

What are your thoughts on Tiger Woods and his steady decline as an elite golfer?

Edit: Should have asked what Tiger Woods smells like.

Yes. I don't care.

You keep popping up in so many great movies and TV shows. What are the three favourite movies/shows/things you've done lately, and why is Parks and Rec no. 1?

Overnight, parks, krampus Really excited about Overnight

Have you ever been to Bloomington? That's where I go to college!


How do you really feel about calzones?

Ambivalent but seeing how often they are now brought to me in restaurants I'd better drum up some feelings pretty fast

Are you aware of the Chinese festive getting ready to happen where they skin dogs alive and eat them? Are you a member of any group to help to stop them?

What the fuck

Where can I watch the Overnight right now? What is your favorite band of all time?

La ny now, on fri major markets, July 3 pretty much everywhere. It's really good!

have you finished this AMA yet?? am I too late??


Hey Mr. Scott, big fan. I'm actually watching Parks and Rec right now. I'm stumped as to what I should have for supper tonight. Any ideas?

Steak bro!

I've always lived close to Santa Cruz - one of my favorite amusement parks is the Boardwalk (and I always have to say it emphatically like the surfer dude in those commercials). What was your favorite ride while you worked there?

Giant dipper

Hey Scott! Any advice for someone who just had their appendix removed? Thanks!

Don't rub the wound with any kind of condiment no matter how delicious

Can't wait to see The Overnight. What were you just filming with Jenny Slate?

My blind brother. Nick Kroll too

Hey Scott. I am seeing The overnight Friday in Chicago. Will you be wearing your tuxedo because I don't want to be wearing the same thing?

Of course. Don't you dare

Have you ever worked on a project you now regret? Or rejected one to later wish you had done it?

Yes, yes

Have you seen Jurassic World yet?

No, might go see tonight

Hi Adam! was that your actual mustache in the aviator?...


Adam, you're the BEST! What can you tell us about the beard in Walter Mitty?

Took 3 hrs to apply every morning

Are you excited for the new Star Wars reboot?

Can't waaaaaaaaiiiit holy shit

Adam Scott, I am a huge fan of yours. I need to ask you a very serious question:

In person are you more like Ben from Parks, or Henry from Party Down?

Probably Henry? I think.

What's the deal with flight attendants these days?

Jeez who knows. Had a very nice one today.

When did you lose your virginity and how?

16, very badly

What is that tan jacket you're always wearing in Parks and Rec? I want it

Pretty sure it was from the gap!

Any chance of a Girl Meets World cameo? Griff was a way better bully than Harvey.

I hope so!

Are we having fun yet?

Yes this is very flattering and overwhelming, sorry I can't answer every single question. So many good ones

Advice for actors/comedians?

Stick w it, don't stop. i just didn't quit and eventually it worked out.

Do you see you on a cameo for the next Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season? I think you would be great!

Love that show

Hey Scott, I've been told I look like you. I'm a 19 year old man. And we all know your raw sexual charisma peaked during 1996, my birth year. So I guess what I'm saying is... Are you my dad?

Edit: Not posting pictures because #Nobama

Yes I am. Holy shit! Son!

I just ordered a Cigar-Box Guitar kit that said you built two of them, and the Etsy listing had a picture of you and your kid with one. My question is - how are you liking that guitar?

It's pretty great I play it constantly (never)

Hi Adam! How did you arrive to the name "Gettin' Rad" for your production company? And how did the logo come to be a tiger with sunglasses?

Haha who knows. Sorry about that.

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Adam Scott conducted on Reddit on 2015-06-23. The Reddit AMA can be found here.