Each week, comedian Paul Mecurio talks about his life, the world that he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul also interviews A-list celebrities, major newsmakers and the world's power brokers ... who are we kidding, he interviews whoever will talk to him.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #91: Zane Lamprey
Description: Zane Lamprey. Zane Lamprey is the host of multiple podcasts including Three Sheets, The Zane Lamprey Show, and his newest project with NatGeo, Chug. We talk about his projects, drinking, and his kickstarter.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #90: Jason Jones-The Daily Show
Description: Jason Jones. Jason Jones is a correspondent on The Daily Show, as well as an accomplished actor. I sit down with Jason Jones and talk about how he started acting, his time working on The Daily Show, and how my research wasn't the most reliable.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #89: Chris Kaman
Description: Chris Kaman. Chris Kaman is an NBA all-star, a veteran of basketball, and an Olympic athlete. We talk about what it’s like getting rich almost over night, how he’s changed since becoming pro, and his new reality show called Exploring Kaman.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #87: Myq Kaplan
Description: Myq Kaplan. Myq is a fellow NYC-based comedian with an interesting background. We talk about his journey from graduate school into comedy and his unique take on stand-up and linguistics.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #86: Jordan Brady
Description: Jordan Brady. Jordan is a filmmaker and comedian who has brought us the documentaries I AM COMIC and most recently, I AM ROAD COMIC. He is also the host of "Respect The Process" on the Sideshow Network, his podcast dedicated to the film industry.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #85: Jimmy Dore
Description: Jimmy Dore. This week I talk to Jimmy Dore, a talented comedian and radio personality. He recently wrote a book called Your Country is Just Not That Into You. We discuss the major themes of his book, how the media, government, and banks have been slowly ruining the economy of the United States.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #84: Dr. Drew Pinsky
Description: Dr. Drew Pinsky. This week, I talk to Dr. Drew from LOVELINE and DR. DREW ON CALL on HLN. We talk about how he got started in not just medicine but how he also became the go-to media personality for advice in sex, addiction and just about everything else.
Drew is also raising awareness for prostate cancer this month. You can lend your support by going here:
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #83: Terry Gilliam
Description: Terry Gilliam. Terry Gilliam is an actor, illustrator, and director. He is most notably famous for a little group he helped start called Monty Python. Join us as we talk about his newest film, starting Monty Python, and what it's like giving up American citizenship.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #82: Jordan Harbinger
Description: Jordan Harbinger. Jordan is the founder of THE ART OF CHARM, an organization that helps men develop social skills that they can use in meeting women, business relationships and in so many other places. Jordan was an FBI informant at one point and has a fascinating story. Join us as we talk about human nature and relationships.
You can check out Jordan and the Art of Charm at theartofcharm.com
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #81: Ahmad Rashad
Description: Ahmad Rashad. Ahmad is former standout NFL running back who went on to become a professional broadcaster for the NFL and NBA. We talk about our mutual love for golf (including the Back9 Network), his path towards becoming a sports broadcaster and his trash-talking days as an NFL player.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #80: Dave Holmes
Description: Dave Holmes. Dave was a fixture on MTV in the early 2000's as a host. He's gone on to host shows on FX and write weekly TV recaps for Vulture.com.
We chat about his forthcoming Nerdist podcast, his experiences managing live crowds and what it was like coming out.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #79: Tommy Chong
Description: Tommy Chong. This week, I get to talk to comedian, actor, writer, producer and marijuana activist Tommy Chong. We talk about his beginnings as a musician, including his relationship to Motown producer Berry Gordy and the Jackson 5. We also get into his introduction to comedy, how he writes his material and so much more. Great interview!
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #78: Kevin Allison
Description: Kevin Allison. One of my most interesting conversations with some whom I've wanted to talk to for a while. Kevin is a former member of the sketch group The State and the creator of RISK!, the storytelling podcast. Kevin is also behind the Story Studio in NYC (thestorystudio.org/).
We talk about bedbugs, gay orgies and sketch comedy. Its quite the discussion so check it out!
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #77: Me and My Son Alex
Description: My Son Returns! My son Alex is my VERY special guest this week. He makes a return visit as we explore how is life and body has changed in the last 8 months. We talk, school, the stress of teenagers in 2014, girls, girls with mustaches and his pubic hair.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #76: Kelly Carlin
Description: Kelly Carlin. Kelly is the daughter of comedy great George Carlin. We talk about what it was like to grow up as his daughter, how she coped with both of her parents' addictions. We also discuss her one-woman show, her upcoming book and her radio show on XM/Sirius.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #75: Nick Bollettieri
Description: Nick Bollettieri. One of, if not THE premier tennis mentors in the sport. He has coached the top players in the sport such as Monica Seles, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Boris Becker and countless others. We talk about his career in tennis and what it was like being an influence in the illustrious careers of such tennis greats.
You can pick up Nick's book BOLLETTIERI: CHANGING THE GAME on Amazon.com
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show: Paul Mecurio On Man School
Description: This week, its something a little different. Here is an appearance I made on MAN SCHOOL WITH CALEB BACON. Caleb is a fellow podcaster on the Sideshow Network. He sat down with me a few months ago and we talked about my transition from a lawyer to a comedian and how I mad the change. Real interesting conversation we had.
Also check out my LIVE taping of the podcast at the Comedy Cellar NYC - Village Underground on Tuesday, July 22nd at 8p. My guest will be non other than BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT!
Get your tickets here!
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #74: Mark Normand
Description: Mark Normand. Mark is a comedian that work with frequently in New York City. He can be best described as an "old soul in a young body." Really funny guy and a great discussion about working the comedy scene, the "alternative" scene and causing property destruction while growing up in Louisiana.
Check out Mark's new comedy album STILL GOT IT when it comes out on 7/15 and catch him on his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special on Friday July 18th at 12 mid.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #73: Susan Pinsky
Description: Susan Pinksy. This week, its something different as I talk with podcaster Susan Pinsky, host of CALLING OUT WITH SUSAN PINSKY on the Sideshow Network. Susan is steeped in the world of clairvoyants and psychics. I had a psychic reading recently so this was a very interesting conversation. We talk about how she became interested in this world, how psychics train and what her husband, Dr. Drew Pinsky, thinks of the clairvoyant world.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #72: Sandy Gallin
Description: Sandy Gallin is one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment business, having helped shape the careers of such mega-clients as, The Beatles, whom he got on The Ed Sullivan Show for their famous first appearance on American TV, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson, Whoppi Goldberg, Cher, Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger to name a few. His close inner circle of freinds include, Barbra Streisand, Jon Bon Jovi, Barry Diller, David Geffen, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan. A world class producer he has produced the film, "Father of the Bride," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Straight Talk" among others.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #71: James Deen
Description: James Deen, Adult Film Actor. This week, I sit down with adult film actor James Deen to give a unique insight into a world I know nothing about (other than what I see online). We talk about how he knew from a young age that he wanted to be a porn star, what kind type of individuals get into porn and how the industry has evolved over the years. A really interesting conversation.
Check out James's website at www.jamesdeenblog.com/ where he is currently having a sale on all sorts of merchandise.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #70: Rob Cesternino
Description: Rob Cesternino. Rob is a two-time participant in Survivor and has created a living for himself podcasting about reality television and recently, scripted shows. He was named the "Horny Manipulator" by the Survivor fans and was a fan-favorite on the show. We talk about how he found his way on to Survivor, what some of the strategies are when you are there and his obsession with Bob Barker.
Check him out on Sideshow Network at www.sideshownetwork.tv/robhasapodcast and at www.RobHasAWebsite.com
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #69: Rick Sanchez
Description: Rick Sanchez, Former CNN and MSNBC anchor. Host: The Rick Sanchez Show, WIOD 640 Miami. Rick is a very bright, passionate national journalist. We discuss his views on the state of cable news and politics in America. He talks openly about his amazing backstory, coming to America at the age of 3 as a Cuban immigrant, becoming Miami's top reporter and anchor and then moving to the top of the news heap in America as an anchor at CNN in New York City, only to see it slip away after making some questionable comments about a certain race of people. It's a fascinating and honest conversation - Rick doesn't hold back.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #68: Laurence Juber
Description: Laurence Juber. 2-Time Grammy winning musician and lead guitarist for Paul McCartney in "Wings." Laurence talks about his days as a studio musician in London working with the legends of rock and jazz, how he got handpicked by Paul McCartney to be the lead guitarist for "Wings" and what it was like to work with and tour with a rock legend like McCartney. Laurence talks about his new book, "Guitar with Wings," a photographic memoir of his life and the 3 years he spent in "Wings." A great read.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #67: Mick Foley
Description: Mick Foley, aka, 4 time world champion professional wrestler, "Mankind." This is an awesome conversation with Mick about his days as a wrestler, how he got started, what is was like coming up through the ranks, how he developed his wrestling persona and what went through his mind as his ear was being ripped off during a match, I'm guessing, "where did I park my car?" Mick is a great interview and also talks about his current tour doing stand up/story telling, which everyone should see.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #66: Mark Ridley
Description: Mark Ridley, Owner, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, Royal Oak, Michigan. Mark is one of the most important comedy club owners in America, who is responsible for discovering or nurturing such talents as Tim Allen, Garry Shandling, Roseanne, Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan. Mark has been a major force in comedy for 35 years and has GREAT stories about how he started, what comedy was like in the early days and what these superstars were like as new, upcoming and coming comedians.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #65: Mike Baker
Description: Mike Baker. Former CIA Operations Officer and friend of mine from out appearances on "Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. A unique, really interesting conversation with Mike about his 17 years of service in the CIA as a covert field operations officer for the CIA, Mike specialized in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. We talk abut the world of the CIA, counterespionage work and the state of things politically in the world. This will open you eyes to a world you don't hear alot about.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #64: Noam Dworman
Description: Noam Dworman, Owner of the Comedy Cellar Comedy Club and the Village Underground Music & Comedy Club in NYC. We are joined by Comedy Cellar manager and general pain in the ass, Steve Fabricant. A great, wide-ranging conversation about Noam’s career spanning practicing law, to forming and playing in his band to re-establishing the famous Café Wha music club and Village Underground, and eventually taking over the Comedy Cellar. We talk about the rich history the Comedy Cellar has had and continues to have in the New York and national stand up scene, his views on the stand up and music scene going back to the 60s up to today, his approach to music as a musician, politics and much more. We also talk about as his father Manny Dworman, who founded the Comedy Cellar and Estee Adoram who has the very important task of booking the club and she does an amazing job of it as well as managing the Comedy Cellar.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #63: Kristen Chenoweth
Description: Emmy & Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristen Chenoweth. An amazingly versatile performer Kristin has starred on TV in "Glee" and "The Good Wife," and in the films, "Deck the Halls," with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, "RV" with Robin Williams, "Bewitched" with Nicole Kidman, and "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martin. A funny, revealing conversation about acting, her singing career, and the love of her life--her dog Maddie. Kristin describes her start, her training, how she approaches roles and how she juggles her international singing career with her stage, TV, film acting doing it ALL at such a high level.