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.
Bob Krakower. Everyone has an opinion about acting, so I thought I'd interview someone who's opinion that ALL of Hollywood listens to - Bob Krakower - America's preeminent acting coach and casting director - who stars and Hollywood studios turn to for great performances. It's a fascinating conversation that looks behind the scenes of what makes someone a good actor -- after you hear this you will never look at acting the same way again. Bob has worked on major films, Emmy winning television shows and award-winning plays with the likes of Josh Duhamel, "Mad Men's" John Slattery, Rooney Mara, Laurie Metalf, Louis C.K., Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon and more.
3 Time Superbowl Champ Mark Schlereth. Mark is a pro bowler, ESPN NFL analyst and radio show host on ESPN. He gives us a very cool insider's look into playing in the NFL, the art of playing the offensive line, how he got his nickname "Stink" and what he would do when he was in a game and nature called. After you hear this, you'll never look at a football player the same way again.
Brian Regan. I talk with my friend and one of the greatest stand ups to ever hit the stage, Brian Regan. Brian has made 25 appearances on "The Late Show w/David Letterman," I know what you're thinking, ONLY 25? In this interview we talk about a bunch of topics, like, how Brian approaches writing his stand up, the early days of his career and drinking lots of coffee late at night-which makes him a medical marvel.
Rick Overton. I talk with comedian and Emmy Award Winning Writer, Rick Overton. Rick is an amazing comedian and actor who has appeared in "The Office," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mrs Doubtfire," and "Groundhog Day," to name a few. We talk about his start in comedy as a teenager in NYC, working with Richard Prior and Robin Williams, his take on the world and stand up's role in shaping world events. He is a pillar of the comedy community, a truly original stand up voice who everyone in the business looks up to. A real honor to sit with Rick.
Lauren Zander-Chairwoman of The Handel Group, an Executive and Personal Coaching firm. Lauren is an amazing woman who will help you and drive you crazy (in a good way) at the same time. She coaches major corporate execs, at top flight universities like MIT and Stanford and individuals in dealing with their own life crap. She's worked with me--I am not fixed, you need teams of people to fix me but I think I am gettin' there. Ok, I'm not even close. We have a great conversation about her theories of how people can live their life well and not so well and how people can fix all of that. Listen! You might learn something!
Stephen Colbert on what they planned to do with Daft Punk had they come on "The Colbert Report"
Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report." Stephen and I talk about our days working together on "The Daily Show," his experiences leading up to working on "The Daily Show" and how the "The Colbert Report" was created. Stephen also gives us a really cool, exclusive behind the scenes blow-by-blow of the Daft Punk controversy on his show and explains why I'm his idol (ok, that last part not so much).
Paul Castronovo: Paul is a legendary radio personality out of Miami and one of the hosts of the "Paul and Young Ron Show" heard throughout South Florida and http://IHeartRadio.com. Paul talks about breaking into radio and what his methods are to finding humor and content while on the air. Part 2 of 2
Paul Castronovo: Paul is a legendary radio personality out of Miami and one of the hosts of the "Paul and Young Ron Show" heard throughout South Florida and IHeartRadio.com. Paul talks about breaking into radio and what his methods are to finding humor and content while on the air. Part 1 of 2
Paul McCartney: The former Beatle sat down with me for an this once in ten lifetimes, in depth interview about making music, The Beatles years, his days in Wings for a very cool conversation about everything from the making of Sgt. Pepper's to a Beatle sandwich (you'll have to listen to understand what it is).
Philadelphia radio legend John DeBella is my guest this week, sharing war stories from radio business including a great one about Levon Helm.
John Devore is my guest this week. John is a great writer and friend who is a very funny and keen observer and satirist of life and all that is topical. We talk politics, comedy and how to get stubborn grass stains out of jeans.
Bob Kevoian, legendary radio personality from the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, is my guest this week. He shares some great radio war stories and talks about whiskey, golf and miniature naked people.
Here is my interview with legendary radio broadcaster Tom Leykis. We discuss his beginnings in the radio business as a music DJ, where the medium is headed and what Tom has coming up in particular, his latest online venture, The Tom Leykis Show over at http://blowmeuptom.com/
NBA Legend John Salley. A really cool guy--had a GREAT conversation with John about his days playing in the NBA, his time performing stand up comedy and his podcast on PodcastOne.com. John beat my Celtics for the NBA Championship when he was with the Pistons. I was prepared to cut his hamstring when I met him but he was too nice a guy!