Adam Scott : Bullseye with Jesse Thorn Adam Scott is best known for his iconic roles in comedy: Parks And Recreation. Party Down. Step Brothers. The Good Place. His latest is a departure from the roles traditionally associated with the actor. On Severance, he portrays the show's protagonist Mark. While the show has some comedic elements, it's very dark and mysterious. Severance is set mostly at a company called Lumon Industries. In a department where many of the workers have undergone a procedure called severance. Upon entering Lumon, workers have no memory of their lives outside the office. And upon leaving for the day, remember nothing about what happened on the inside. What could possibly go wrong? Adam explains why Severance is exactly the type of role he's been waiting for since he first became an actor. Plus, what it was like to grow up in Santa Cruz and his first job as a taffy maker at Marini's Candies.

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Adam Scott is pretty well known for his work in comedy.

He played the calzone-obsessed accountant turned political consultant Ben Wyatt on Parks And Recreation. On the cult-hit Party Down he played the failed actor turned cater-waiter Henry. In Step Brothers, the scheming, evil and hilarious Derek.

But on Severance, he portrays the show's protagonist Mark. While the show has some comedic elements, it's very dark and mysterious.

Severance is set mostly at a company called Lumon Industries. In a department where many of the workers have undergone a procedure called severance.

Upon entering Lumon, workers have no memory of their lives outside the office. And upon leaving for the day, remember nothing about what happened on the inside.

What could possibly go wrong?

Adam talks with us about making Severance during the pandemic, and why it's exactly the type of role he's been waiting for since he first became an actor. Plus, what it was like to grow up in Santa Cruz and his first job as a taffy maker at Marini's Candies.

We'll also play clips from early in his career including a role on Star Trek: First Contact, the time he had a four-episode arc as a bully in Boy Meets World, and when he played an FBI agent in the action movie Torque.