The Paul Mecurio Show
Summary: A-list guests like ... Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristen Chenoweth, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Matthews, Rob Corddry, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Prosecutor Marcia Clark, Bob Costas and more, join Emmy & Peabody award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio who interviews the biggest names in entertainment/music, media, sports, politics and science. Paul uncovers hilarious anecdotes and never-before-heard insights about his guests and how they became so successful.
Richard Pryor, Jr. describes how his "freakish life" paralleled his famous father's in many ways. Alcohol and drug addiction, naked screaming on top of his car in LA, a Peoria whorehouse, sexual abuse, a life in drag, and frequent bad decisions. However, he survived.
Lauren is a life coach, no, she doesn't make you walk on coals. A maverick in her industry who works with major corporations, CEOs and celebrities, she discuses her unique, no-nonsense, approach to helping people from all walks of life deal with a range of issues we all struggle. In the interview Lauren is irreverent, funny and calls it like it is, in a way that will help you improve the quality of your life while entertaining you.
Wide-ranging conversion with Willie about his role on "Morning Joe," the divisive nature of today's politics and what the remedy is, the role of journalism today, his start in journalism, how he met his wife at a young age, why he doesn't mind getting up in the dark & more.
Once in a lifetime guest who gives an AMAZING account of leading the effort that captured ruthless drug lord, El Chapo. A behind the scenes look about how El Chapo ran his ruthless empire, the $100,000 bounty El Chapo placed on Jack's head, the massive amounts of drugs coming through our border, Big Pharma's responsibility for the opioid epidemic and much more. This is stuff out of a movie. Jaw-dropping!
Seen in such iconic films as, "Gone Baby Gone," "Field of Dreams," Places in The Heart," "Uncle Buck," it's a special treat to hear from this acting legend as she talks about her new movie musical, "Stuck," her days starting out as a young actress in NYC, her early music career and love of music, posing nude in a tub of jelly and more (but really how could you want any more than that!)
Dave has been one of America's premiere humorists for the last 30 years. He talks about how his mind works, his funny and slightly warped view of the world, and his new book which centers on his dog Lucy and how Lucy has taught him how to live his life. Dave is very funny, insightful and relatable.
The cartoon "Cathy" ran for 34 years and won every major award. It's creator has a one of the best comedy minds EVER and her pointed, smart comedy is on display in this funny interview where she hits on MANY things she is perplexed by like, how she can't get a man to email her but after searching for a juicer on-line, "Mr. Juicer" emails her all the time. A fascinating look at what inspired her cartoon, how it reflected all the things she was going through as a young woman, and her new book which picks up where her cartoon left off as it hilariously lists all the things she refuses to be blamed for as a mom and woman.
A riveting talk with one of the greatest Olympians EVER. Spitz talks about his time at the 1972 Munich Olympics where he won 7 gold medals, what it was like being there when the Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli athletes took place and how that forever stayed with him and led to his dedication to preserving the impactful stories of Holocaust survivors through film
Bob talks about his return to TV hosting an edgy home videos show, what it was like working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles in his early days with Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman, how as a comedian, he deals with the highly charged politically correct environment we live in and more.
Andy is hilarious in this wide-ranging conversation. You many know him from his satirical pieces in The New Yorker. He is one of the funniest writers we have and he joins the show for some really fun, smart observations about America, the political landscape today, and much more.
Yeardley and I really hit it off in our last conversation, and it was too brief, so she is back for a longer interview and it's great. We really get in to the back story of her playing Lisa Simpson and how she does it, her life as a kid and before show business, her personal life, her podcast and the other cool shows she is producing and a lot more.
Ted Bundy’s living victim tells how she survived a brutal attack at the hands of the serial killer in 1978 and has refused to let the experience define her. A truly eye-opening account of a harrowing experience and insight into an amazingly resilient woman.
Groundbreaking musician Shelia E. tells fascinating stories of how she started playing percussions at 3 years old with her musician family, working with giants like Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr and Prince, how she developed her own sound and more.
Gabe Iglesias is one of the most successful comedians working right now and talks about how he broke out to be such a big star, the cell-phone job he left to start stand up, his weight issues and more.
Ernie talks about the limited roles for black actors in Hollywood when he started out, how he broke through with "Ghostbusters," his approach to acting and how he has sustained a 40-year career in Hollywood as one of it's most accomplished actors.