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.
Todd has a great take on things, smart, angry and funny as hell. We get into how he started doing comedy in high school -- he found out the hard way practicing medicine in High School was illegal. We talk what makes for a good and bad comedy club, dealing with hecklers, and people who hit their kids ... my mom used to hit me with her shoe. That's why I don't wear shoes. Enjoy! Release date - 03/27/17
Tom created the groundbreaking HBO series "Oz" and NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street," among others. "Oz" set the stage for serialized dramas with flawed characters like "The Sopranos," "Game of Thrones" and more. Tom also is known for "Copper," "Borgia," and "St. Elsewhere." My good friend Tom talks writing at a very young age, like play at the age of 9 and at 11 writing a book where people could get pregnant without touching each other. We discuss his unique writing process -- you gotta hear it -- what he wants people to take from his amazing body of work, how it is much harder to get creative freedom in television these days and much, much more. This is amazing insight into one of the most brilliant writers and producers in the last half century. No joke!
One of the most interesting interviews I've done, Michael has great stories about acting in "Goodfellas" opposite legends, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci and how he prepared for the big scene where Pesci kills his character - fascinating look at how a great actor like Michael works. He also talks about the iconic show "The Sopranos," what it's like working with the great Director, Spike Lee, his movie "The Wannabes," Buddhism and much more. Release date - 03/13/17
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A great chat with my friend Rob. We worked together on “The Daily Show” for years and talk about everything from his great TV and movie career, including how his days on “The Daily Show” got him his big start. How he copied Stephen Colbert’s character, responding to people on twitter, his fascination with Michael Bay and what it is about his sweat glands that require him to have an industrial strength air conditioner. This was a lot of fun. Rob is hilarious as always. Release date - 03/06/17
Zach has done over 10,000 interviews with every major celebrity from Justin Bieber to Ben Stiller. He's the youngest national radio host in the history of radio. His show is on 30 Top 40 radio stations all over the country reaching millions. Zach gets personal describing his parents breaking up, how he felt like he didn't fit in as a kid and how that was one reason he turned to radio. He became an Internet radio star at just 14 when he started broadcasting nightly from his parent's home. Really cool window in to how he produces his radio show and more. This is a side of Zach people rarely see-very revealing. Oh and he's really funny too. Release date - 02/27/17
This is a really funny conversation with Lynette, who talks about being a wife, CEO, mom, host of a podcast. We get into what its like being married to professional complainer and podcast giant, Adam Carolla. She has hilarious stories about their first date, how entertaining and challenging it is living and working with the demanding Adam, her trying to be a calming influence over Adam and how he rarely listens. We also talk about Lynette growing up in California and working in entertainment before meeting Adam. Release Date - 02/20/17
Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are real life best friends. They met at Second City Theatre, where they polished their talents as writers and comedy satirists and use those talents in appearances on NBC, MSNBC and Vh-1, as well in movies and sit-coms. We have an absolutely hilarious and eye-opening conversation about their one-of-a-kind mothers, how they met and came to be a comedy duo, and the current political climate. Smart, funny and super honest, Fangela can also be heard on their podcast, "The Final Word with Frangela." They can also be seen on "Stephanie Miller's Sexy, Liberal Tour." Release Date - 02/13/17
My good friends join me for a really great talk about their amazing father who had a big influence on them and their comedy. How as teenagers growing up in St. Louis they had the guts to start stand up and even enter contests. How their act has developed and their love of comedy from a young age. A really cool look into these guys that you haven't heard anywhere else. Release Date - 02/06/17
Dr. Drew Pinsky. A great conversation with my good friend about Donald Trump and narcissism and what causes a person to be a narcissist. We talk about other fascinating areas of psychiatric medicine. Drew gets into the different ways mental healthcare can be approached and what is wrong with our health care coverage and more. We also talk about Dr. Phil and how he treats people and how his wife Susan sends the most entertaining test anyone on the planet. You can hear Drew on the iTunes top-rated Dr. Drew Podcast and The Adam and Drew Show co-hosted by Adam Carolla. Release Date - 01/30/17 #trump #drdrew #paulmecurio
A great comedian and friend, we talk sports, comedy and Artie talks VERY candidly about his troubles with drugs and his being clean. It's a VERY honest & revealing look into what Artie has dealt with in his life and how he sees things more clearly now. He's amazing in this conversation - VERY funny too. As a thank you I gave him a bag of heroin. That's ok, right? Release Date - 01/23/17 #paulmecurio #artielange
I've always admired Chris as a stand up. He's a very rare comic, one of the only guys who consistently talks about very personal, revealing events in his life. He's a brilliant standup! This interview covers so much interesting stuff, 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. Release Date - 01/16/17
They've had one of the most successful syndicated radio shows in the country for the past 20 years. These two guys and their producer Luke, are one of the funniest and nicest guys I've worked in radio. We talk about their cool path to being a great radio team, how they've gotten in trouble in the past (it involves hookers and cops) and more. It's a hilarious interview. Theirs is the most fun, natural radio you will EVER hear. No bells or whistles or "wacky" bits. If they catch you doing a joke from your act you're dead meat. After you hear this you will want to be listeners of their show forever. This is a fun one people. Enjoy! Release Date - 01/09/17
Executive Producer & Chairman of CBS News. A rare insider's conversation with this multiple Emmy & Peabody Award winner who is and has been at the pinnacle of broadcast journalism in America for over 30 years. Jeff's only the 2nd Executive Producer in the 50 year history of "60 Minutes." A fascinating look into what it's like to work with giants, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Charlie Rose & more, Jeff describes the standards that make "60 Minutes" the gold standard, he gives great advice to aspiring journalists, takes us on the ultimate office tour of amazing memorabilia and has a very interesting personal Trump story. Release date - 01- 02-17 #60minutes #jefffager #trump #journalists #newsmakers
Jamie Flam, booker of the famed Hollywood Improv as well as a comedy writer, producer and performer. This is a unique insider's perspective that can't be heard anywhere else about what it's like to book one of the biggest and most influential comedy clubs in the country where such comedy heavyweights as Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, Lewis Black,Edie Murphy, David Spade have performed. Jamie talks about how his own comedy and musical influences play a part in booking "The Improv" and has great, funny stories about being a comedy fan at a young age and pursuing comedy early on. Jamie co-hosts a really cool podcast, "The Long Shot," that I had a great time as a guest on. Release Date - 12/26/16 #JamieFlam #comedy #theimprov