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.
Former Mythbusters hosts, Adam Savage, talks his new projects on TV and the web, science, raising his kids and more.
A recap of the 2017 Emmys. We checked predictions, who won, who lost and why.
An expert look at how and why the Emmy Awards came about and what they really mean.
Really fun and funny conversation with the legendary comic and Star of Saturday Night Live, Showtime's "Weeds," Adam Sandler movies like, "Anger Management" and CBS's "Man with a Plan." Kevin talks about getting interested in comedy when he was 8 or 9, working on SNL, how he came up with the famous "Mr. Subliminal" character on SNL, playing Hanz and Franz with Dana Carvey, working with Adam Sandler and much more.
Hilarious Brian Huskey joins me to talk about Season 2 of TBS comedy, "People of Earth." You've seen him in everything - "Veep," "Children's Hospital," "The Mindy Project," etc. I had a blast in this interview with Brian. He's a great actor and improv actor and super funny in this interview. He talks about how they shoot "People of Earth" (really interesting), his leaking toilet, badminton and more. We cover it all!
ESPN co-host of "FIRST TAKE," former co-host of "SportsNation" and HBO boxing analyst, Max Kellerman talks about his passion for sports as a kid growing up in New York City, his first broadcasting gig as a teenager, how he became a boxing broadcaster and how that lead to a national show of his own, and his thoughts on the state of sports.
"ICARUS" is an amazing documentary about the pervasive doping that takes place in sports world wide. In this truly audacious documentary Fogel (an amateur bike racer) would dope himself, observe the changes in his performance, and see if he could evade detection. In doing so, he was connected to a renegade Russian scientist, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, a pillar of his country's "anti-doping" program. Over dozens of Skype calls, urine samples, and badly administered hormone injections, Fogel and Rodchenkov grow closer despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia's state-sponsored Olympic doping program. When the truth is more complex than imagined, and accusations of illegalities run to Russia's highest chains of command, the two realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory. This is really two stories in one!
Jaw-dropping talk with Jay. He's brutally honest about throwing away a limitless NBA career (the next Michael Jordan) with one stupid decision. Talks about his spiral into depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts and how he pulled himself out of it to become a big-time analyst on ESPN. This is a roller coaster story - edge of your seat - if there ever was one. Superstar success, unfathomable set-back, and redemption.
Host of TruTV's hit show, "Adam Ruins Everything." A very cool show which reveals in a smart, funny way untold facts about ideas and goods/services taken for granted. A really fun conversation about how Adam took what's in his nature, "I learn something and try to tell people in conversation, but when I tell them, they are annoyed," and turned it into a hit show. We discuss how the show is researched and shot, topics he doesn't want to debunk (like religion), how sketch comedy helped him discover the show's character, why a downturn in his career was a GOOD thing, and much more. A very unique, cool guy who you'll be glad you learned more about.
A really cool conversation about his beginnings as a kid in Canada, his writing process, where he gets his inspiration for his songs (something you wouldn't expect), how he turned his life around from drug addiction and running with the wrong people (he was banned from the U.S. for a while) and why he sees hip-hop as a lasting art form that will always be important. A really interesting look into hip-hop and one of it's biggest stars. I love tis interview because we learn about "process" in creating music.
Emmy & Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth. An amazingly versatile performer Kristin has starred on TV in "Mom," "Trial and Error," "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.
Don is a legend in comedy, he produced and directed "30 Rock," just came off directing "2 Broke Girls," and is currently directing, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Don has worked with such stars as, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Steve Carrel, (he directed "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.") and more. Don has GREAT stories about working on iconic sit-coms, hitting it big as a child actor, acting with comedy greats Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas and his over 1,000 performances of "Jesus Christ Superstar." If you watch TV, been to a play or see films you've seen Don's work. This is a rare look at how a genius like Don works as a director and what makes him so great.
Ernie, with Charles Barkley, Shaq and Kenny Smith hosts one of the best shows on TV. Ernie is an amazing guy with great stories from his 28 years of broadcasting. He has hilarious stories from his new book, "Unscripted: The Unpredicable Moments that Make Life Extrordinary," about how he manages those 3 NBA greats during a broadcast (like the time he got mad at Barkely and made him pay on the air!). Ernie talks about adopting 3 kids, one with MS, as a kid hanging out with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, and has an interesting take on the role religion plays in his life. Ernie is funny, insightful, and open in this interview. You have seen this guy on TV for years, but you can REALLY get to know him in this interview.
John is a really terrific comedic actor. He's made over 50 TV appearances and is best known starring as Jimmy DiMeo in the ABC show, Speechless and for playing Barry Kripke - the lisping physicist - on The Big Bang Theory. We have a lot of fun talking about everything from working as a copywriter and quitting to be an actor, his start at UCB Improv Theater, working with great improv actors- Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris, how improv training is so helpful in sit-com acting, and the affect starring in Speechless (with it's focus of inclusion of those with disabilities) has changed the way he looks at the world. A really cool conversation and John's hilarious in it.
Lauren Zander, Life Coach. Lauren is the co-founder of "Handel Group" and has a very unique, really effective approach to get people to fix things in their life that aren’t working. We talk about her new book, and about the methods she uses to get folks to clean up their life, for instance, staying committed to losing weight, getting off drugs or not being an asshole in relationships. We have alotta laughs along the way as we realize I'm hopeless. This will really open your eyes to a way to live a better quality of life. She's a ballbuster but she gets people to "fix their shit" as she says.