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 #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.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #62: Brian Kilmeade Returns
Description: Brian Kilmeade, Host, Fox & Friends and Kilmeade & Friends Radio Show on Fox News. We talk about his book, "George Washington's Secret Six," about a Long Island spy ring that helped defeat the British in the revolutionary war. We also talk current events, like, Al Qaeda's recent picnic that appeared on Youtube and drone strikes - the pluses and minuses - it all depends on what side of the strike you're on. We also talk about how Brian is going to give me more clothes.
Title: The Paul Mecurio Show #61: Dave Fulton
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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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