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.
Denny has great stories about his audition for Paul McCartney, starting the band "wings" with Sir Paul and the genius of Paul McCartney as seen in how the iconic song, "Live and Let Die" was written in 30 minutes, making the "Ram" album with the ex-Beatle, his own love of music and jazz, touring and much more.
A very cool conversation with Billy Bob and JD about making music and their band "Boxmasters." Billy talks about writing music, why he was drawn to music as a kid before acting, how writing music helps his acting and writing screenplays, how influential and daunting "The Beatles" are when it comes to making his music and more.
A wide-ranging conversation with Omar, an amazing actor, about his acting career, his new book about the importance of fatherhood, what it was like growing up without a father, his passion for the arts and sports and more.
The original influencer, Perez Hilton talks about how he changed culture and has been trailblazing through social media since 2004\. A New York University trained actor, he entertains millions daily on his eponymous website and social media channels.
Kevin is a former member of the ground-breaking sketch group "The State" (which gave us comic actors, Tom Lennon and Michael Ian Black, among others). Kevin is the creator of RISK! the storytelling podcast. Kevin is also behind the Story Studio in NYC. We talk about bedbugs, gay orgies and sketch comedy. See which topic interests you the most!
A fascinating look behind the scenes of the making this award-winning film, including great stories about working with the amazing cast, including, Paul Rudd, SiennaMiller, Paul Giamatti, Guy Pearce and others. Lewin also reveals never-before-heard stories about the amazing true life story behind this film.
A bizarrely funny chat with Matt - hear him watch TV and look for a sock.
In this very special episode the great Alan Alda talks about working on the historic, seminal TV show, M*A*S*H, including great behind the scenes stories of being on the set and shooting the show. He also has hilarious stories about growing up in a "show business" family, a pig, working in Hollywood as a young actor, and we hear him talk about sludge in his throat plus much more.
Bebe talks about his new hit autobiographical musical out that chronicles is amazing life story of leaving home at 17 to sing backup for Televangelist Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, how fame challenged his faith, how he deals with rejection and more.
Jim talks about his new movie "Bernard and Huey," his time working on the hitTV show "Community," working with comic actor David Koechner from SNL and writing an Oscar-winning film.
Erik talks about how amazing it is to be playing a comedian in the hey day of stand up comedy in the 70s in Hollywood, as a comic today how he how he deals with demands to be politically correct and why he left stand up for ten years and came back to it. Really cool conversation with a hilarious guy.
Bassem is a former surgeon who has an amazing story of having the guts to leave medicine to be part of a revolution. Hear how, through a satirical news show, he openly criticized and satirized the Egyptian government run by a dictator. He has compelling stories of threats and intimidation he and his family had to endure, how his TV show was shut down and he had to ultimately flee his homeland.
Mindy is very funny in this conversation about her stand up, growing up with her legendary father, comedian Don Rickles, starting stand-up later in life, the pressures of being the child of a famous comedian and more. Revealing insight into the life of comedy royalty. And when you hear this you'll notice she sounds like her Dad.
Screenwriter of hit films "Big Fish," "Charlie's Angels," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Corpse Bride," and "Frankenweenie," John gives a fascinating insider's look into working in Hollywood on major films with famed director Tim Burton, his very unique process for writing that's rooted in his childhood, his fearlessness when it comes to trying new things, how difficult it can be to to give up control of your script and more. A VERY unique perspective into how major Hollywood films are made you rarely hear.
A wide-ranging and eye-opening talk with Katie about her Nat Geo Docu-Series, "America Inside Out" where she explores the major issues dividing America like race, white anxiety, the affects of technology on the human brain, gender issues and much more. Katie shares amazing insights she gained from doing this series and talks about what she thinks needs to change in America to live more harmoniously.