Michael Schur is probably the most famous person I knew almost nothing about until just five minutes ago.
He was a writer-producer on Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2004. Then he became a writer-producer, then executive producer, of the US version of The Office. He also appeared on that show as an actor, playing Dwight Schrute’s cousin Mose in several episodes. Along with Greg Daniels, he co-created Parks and Recreation, which was originally envisioned as a spinoff of The Office before becoming its own thing. Schur also served as a writer-executive-producer on that series, and tried his hand at directing for the first time. Then he co-created Brooklyn Nine-Nine (again, writing, executive-producing, directing), which is a series I’ve never watched, even to this day, although I’m considering doing so now.
Schur also was co-writer, along with Park and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones, of the teleplay “Nosedive,” for…
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