The Paul Mecurio Show

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 #61: Dave Fulton

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Description: Exclusive interview from my appearances at Scotland's Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Guest Dave Fulton, hilarious American comedian now living in the UK seen on Comedy Central, Showtime and appeared 5 times to rave reviews at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Festival talks about being an American comedian performing in the UK, the changes he made to his act to be successful there and the differences and similarities between comedy and audiences in the U.S. and UK- very unique a take on comedy you won't hear anywhere else.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #60: Fred MacAulay

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Description: Special international podcast from the famous Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland. This is a unique look into the international comedy scene. I talk with legendary Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay and host of the radio show, "MacAulay and Co." on the BBC. Fred is a brilliant comedian and story teller. We have a fascinating conversation about how he left a lucrative career to pursue comedy, the differences between audiences in the UK and America, how comedy is perceived in the UK and more! We're joined by the very funny American comedian, Dave Fulton, young Scottish comedian, Jamie Dalgleish and Fred's wife, Aileen.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #59: Bruno Banani

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Description: Bruno Banani. This week, I talk to Olympic luger from Kingdom of Tonga, Bruno Banani. We talk about the physical demands of the luge including nearly 2000 pounds - a TON (literally) - of pressure that you experience sliding down the course. We also get into his background, how he started in rugby and what it was like to be in Sochi for the Winter Olympics.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #58: Peter Vecsey

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Description: Peter Vecsey, famed NBA television analyst for NBC, TNT and NBA-TV and award-winning NBA columnist for The New York Post and Daily News. Peter is the ultimate NBA insider. He covered the sport for decades, traveling and dining with such greats as Larry Bird, Dr. J, Michael Jordan and more! A great conversation about his life, how he rose to prominence in the NBA and what it was like covering and hanging with these NBA legends.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #57: Judy Joo

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Description: Judy Joo. Judy is a resident chef on IRON CHEF UK as well as the Executive Chef at the Playboy Club in London. We talk about her unique background, how certain foods are made and what its like putting flavors together.

Be sure to check out Judy as the host of KOREAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE, debuting on Cooking Channel starting April 12th.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #56: Adam Collis, Director of CAR DOGS

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Description: This week I rant about a few things bothering me, like the right way and MY way of raising a kid and my tendency to get in to a lot of confrontations and why I am right. Enjoy. Contact me through my website, paulmecurio.com, email me or through twitter (@paulmecurio) and facebook (paulmecurio) to tell me if you agree or not. Also, I have an interview with a very interesting director Adam Collis, who has a new movie coming out starring George Lopez, called, “Car Dogs.”

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #55: Steve Jaxon

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Description: Steve Jaxon. This week, I talk with my good friend, radio personality Steve Jaxon, host of The Drive on KSRO-FM in California's Wine Country! We talk about Steve's career in radio spanning over 40 years, including his stints as News Director, his love for Frank Sinatra and what was it like to tour the country as a drummer in a band. We also bring on his producer Mike DeWald for some fun times and what its like to produce a radio show. Enjoy!

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #54: Theo Von

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Description: Theo Von. This week, I catch up with my friend, comedian Theo Von. We talk about how he came up through the ranks of reality television on MTV, how he got into comedy and what goes into his Crank Texts over at cranktexts.com/.

And don't forget to check out Theo as the host of the hidden camera show DEAL WITH IT on TBS, starting its second season on 3/19!

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #53: Sugar Ray Leonard

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Description: Boxing Champ, Sugar Ray Leonard. I sit down with one of my idols growing up, the Great Sugar Ray for a fascinating talk about why a person boxes, how he preps for a fight, the psychology behind the sport and his historic fights with Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns. Ray is amazing in this interview, giving honest insight into the world of boxing, himself and what makes a champion tick.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #52: Paul & Young Ron

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Description: Paul & Young Ron. I get the chance to talk with my friends Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer from WBGG 105.9 in Miami who have been on the air for over twenty years. We get into how they put together their bits and how they've managed to be an extremely successful South Florida staple for over two decades.

Plus, I rant on some of the recent events in the news including the George Zimmerman/DMX fight, the Winter Olympics and the Bob Dylan Super Bowl commercial.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #51: Christopher Titus (part 2)

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Description: Christopher Titus: Star and Creator of "Titus" on Fox and host of the "Christopher Titus Podcast." I've always admired Chris as a stand up. He is very rare, one of the only guys who consistently talks about very personal, revealing events in his life in a really funny way. He's a brilliant standup! This is a two part conversation with Chris -- we talk about everything from his tough childhood with his boozing, womanizing Dad and his Mom with mental issues, to how he got and lost his Fox show to how Bill Cosby inspired him as a kid.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #50: Christopher Titus (part 1)

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Description: Christopher Titus: Star and Creator of "Titus" on Fox and host of the "Christopher Titus Podcast." I've always admired Chris as a stand up. He is very rare, one of the only guys who consistently talks about very personal, revealing events in his life in a really funny way. He's a brilliant standup! This is a two part conversation with Chris -- we talk about everything from his tough childhood with his boozing, womanizing Dad and his Mom with mental issues, to how he got and lost his Fox show to how Bill Cosby inspired him as a kid.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #49: Omar Dorsey

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Description: Actor, Omar Dorsey. He's starred in, "Django Unchained," "The Blind Side," played "Dontel" in "Eastbound & Down," and "Roy" in the new Fox Series, "Rake," starring Greg Kinnear. Omar has been acting since he was 3. He played Jesus Christ at 5 - I think I made that up. An amazing actor who's played varied dramatic and comedic roles. We have a great talk about how he prepares for roles, the great time he had on "Eastbound & Down," what is was like having his theater director mom be his acting coach as a kid and what role changed his career path.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #48: Jay Mohr

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Description: Jay Mohr: Comedian, Actor. Host of "Mohr Stories" Podcast and host of "Jay Mohr Sports" of Fox Sports Radio, 9-12 PST. I'm a huge fan of Jay's! He's a good friend and great comedian and actor. We have a really fun conversation about doing stand up together in NYC and how you develop into a good stand up. Jay also talks in an incredibly candid way about his panic attacks, how he took a long break from stand up and became a different person returning to stand up with a renewed approach to his act and his life. It's really interesting stuff! I'll be doing another episode with Jay soon.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #47: Rich Eisen

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Description: Rich Eisen. Face of the NFL Network. We talk about his start as a sports broadcaster, him trying his hand at stand up and why punters are people too. I'm a huge fan of Rich's -- he's tops in the business and am really excited he was a guest on the show.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #46: 2013 Holiday Podcast

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Description: 2013 Holiday Podcast. This is a special podcast for the holiday with me and my son, Alex. We talk about a bunch of things like, our holiday, what we got for Christmas, cell phone cases, the new year, body hair, and me naked under a bathroom wearing snow boots. Yes, my son will be scarred for life. Hope you all have had a nice holiday and have a great 2014! Thanks for listening to the podcast.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #45: Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland

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Description: Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland. Producers, Red Granite Pictures, of "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill and Directed by Martin Scorcese. A fascinating look into how major motion pictures like this one get produced by two brilliant producers who "Variety" dubbed as two of the top ten producers to watch in 2011. Riza and Joey tell us how they got into filmmaking, where their passion comes from, what their role is as producers on a film, and how "Wolf" was made. They tell us some great behind the scenes stories about the making of "Wolf." Smart, funny, interesting guys-it was a blast to talk to them.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #44: Paul Provenza

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Description: Comedian Paul Provenza. One of the pillars of the comedy world, the brilliant director of the film, "The Aristocrats" and the author of the book "Satiristas" have a really cool chat about comedy, his start in stand up as a teenager, how he always knew he wanted to do stand up, where he sees comedy going and what new projects he's got going on. An amazingly gifted artist who you want to hear.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #43: Artie Lange

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Description: Artie Lange. A great comedian and friend, we talk sports, comedy and Artie talks VERY candidly about his troubles with drugs and his being clean. It's a really open and honest look into what Artie is dealing with. He's amazing in this conversation. As a thank you I gave him a bag of heroin. That's ok, right? See him Dec 28th at "The Wilbur Theater" in Boston.

Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #42: Adam Carolla

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Description: Adam Carolla: Host of the podcast, "The Adam Carolla Show." A great conversation with Adam who is really candid about how he got started in the business going from construction into radio, his podcast, touring, his tough upbringing as a kid and what's buggin' him these days--here's a hint--alot of stuff. Check out his books, they're hilarious: "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks," and "Not Taco Bell Material."

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #41: Mary Carillo

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Description: Mary Carillo. Wimbledon Champion. Tennis analyst for CBS, NBC and Olympic Host. Correspondent on "Real Sports w/Bryant Gumbel." Fascinating conversation about the world of big-time tennis. What is takes to become a champion and where we are headed with big time sports in this country. Also, check out Mary in my HBO Series, "Got No Game." She is fantastic in this piece.



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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #40: Steve Belanger

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Description: Steve Belanger. Host of Men's Health Podcast. A really fun interview with Steve about his former life in the corporate world working for the Penthouse empire --no, not as a model, his hilarious and revealing book - "My Penthouse Past" - about that time, his years as an actor and stand up and the great interviews he does for Men's Health. A great chat with a really interesting, funny guy.

You can check out Steve's book at http://bit.ly/MyPenthousePast

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #39: Todd Glass

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Description: Todd Glass. Todd is an awesome comedian - one of my favorites! I have always been a big fan of his--really inventive and original. I love this conversation with Todd, we talked about how he started doing comedy in high school --amazing! what makes for a good comedy club and what makes for a bad one, dealing with hecklers, and people who hit their kids ... my mom used to hit me with her shoe. That's why I don't wear shoes. Enjoy!

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #38: Carrie Keagan

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Description: Carrie Keagan. Host, VH-1 "Big Morning Buzz Live." Love this interview! Had a GREAT chat with Carrie while enjoying a little single malt scotch and pickles (yes, pickles! - you have to listen to understand). We talked about her start in TV, her very cool morning show, her obsession with John Taylor of Duran Duran and Giraffes. Really fun conversation that gave me a nice buzz in the middle of day - a first for me on the show.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show Bonus Ep #4: Jay Johnstone

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Description: Jay Johnstone. In honor of my Boston Red Sox winning the World Series, I sit down with baseball great and classic prankster Jay Johnstone to talk about baseball past and present, how he almost played football and the stories behind his greatest pranks.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #37: Doug Herzog

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Description: Doug Herzog. President, Viacom Entertainment Group. Doug oversees Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land and is one of the most successful and significant television executives working today. He's been at the helm of the creation of some of the most seminal shows on television - MTV's Remote Control, The Real World, The Daily Show, South Park, The Colbert Report and Malcolm in the Middle to name a few. Doug is an amazing guy, he talks about his early days at MTV and Comedy Central, how he makes TV today and has great war stories about his fascinating career.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #36: Rob Corddry

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Description: Actor Rob Corddry. From “Children’s Hospital,” “The Daily Show,” “Pain & Gain,” and “Hot Tub Time Machine." A great chat with my friend Rob. We worked together on “The Daily Show” and talk about “Children’s Hospital,” his days on “The Daily Show” and how he copied Stephen Colbert’s character, responding to people on twitter, his fascination with Michael Bay and what it is about his sweat glands that require him to have a giant industrial strength air conditioner.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #35: Carnie Wilson

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Description: Carnie Wilson. Founding member of the chart-topper band, "Wilson Phillips," talk show host, and daughter of "Beach Boy", Brian WIlson. Carnie is amazing; really funny, poignant, and a little nutty! This conversation runs the gambit - from talking about forming her band and creating music, to finding her musical genius father in the pool with all his clothes on with "The Who's" Keith Moon, to recording her farts and playing them for us! You have to hear how this podcast ends. Hilarious!

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #34: Brian Kilmeade

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Description: Brian Kilmeade. Host of Fox & Friends on Fox News and Kilmeade & Friends radio show. We talk Dom Deluise and how loaded he was, Brian's new book, "George Washington's Secret Six," Brian's start in broadcasting as a sportscaster, his days calling UFC fights, and how he wishes he could be me (at least that's what I heard). Oh, and I get him to promise to give me a nice suit for free.

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Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #33: Cedric The Entertainer (part 2)

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Description: Cedric The Entertainer: A great conversation with Cedric about how he got started, how he got his name, race and ethnicity in America and of course I give him my secret tips so he can be as cool as me. Hint: Include the name "Paul" in your name.

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