The Paul Mecurio Show show

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.

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 Tom Dreesen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6612

Tom Dreesen. Comedian. A comedian's comedian, Tom has been a close friend and mentor to a generation of great comics including, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks and many more, Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national TV, including more that 60 on The Tonight Show and was a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. For 13 years he toured and opened for Frank Sinatra. Tom has amazing inside stories about working and touring with Frank, as well as about working in LA as a comic at the famed Comedy Store in the hey day of comedy in the 70s & 80s. This is a time travel through the best parts of show business history by a guy who was at the center of it with the biggest names in the history of entertainment. 12/20/16

 Greek | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3512

Greek. Host of The Penhouse Radio Show on 94.3 Real Radio in Palm Beach, FL. One of the biggest radio shows in the country. Greek is 1 in a trillion. Hilarious, really quick and has hilarious stories from his life about gambling, getting his father to loan him money, running dry cleaning businesses in NYC and working in the record business in NYC and a lot more. We cover everything. This interview flew by. He has stories you will tell your friends about!

 Nathan East | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3502

Nathan East. World Renowned bass player who has performed with such greats as Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, and Herbie Hancock. Nathan is also founder of the great jazz band, "Fourplay." The likes of Clapton and Phil Collins play on Nathan's albums as well. If you heard a song, Nathan probably played on it. This is an amazing window into how great musicians like Nathan make music. We talk why the bass is such an important instrument what it's like playing with Clapton, Phil Collins and Anita Baker. And Nathan has a chilling story how he was supposed to fly in the helicopter that crashed and took the life of Stevie Ray Vaughn.

 Jay Mohr | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2829

Jay Mohr: Comedian, Actor. From SNL, "Jerry Maguire" & "Pay it Forward." Host of "Mohr Stories" Podcast and the radio show, "Jay Mohr Sports". Jay's a good friend so it's just 2 guys hangin' out--the best! He broke big in "Jerry Maguire" playing a sleazy agent opposite Tom Cruise. We have a really fun conversation about doing stand up together in NYC and what you have to do to become good at it. Jay also talks about his big acting roles, panic attacks, his SNL days, and more. A lot of laughs and really candid talk as well. This is Jay at his best, funny and SUPER HONEST!

 My Makeover of Thanksgiving.- A New and Improved Holiday. From The Bob & Tom Radio Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 427

Thanksgiving is a great American tradition but it needs a makeover, here are some of my suggestions. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

 Dave Attell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4254

Comedian Dave Attell. Dave is a good friend and the most brilliant comedian working today. His brain needs to be put in the Smithsonian, probably best after he is dead, I think he needs it right now. People need to study how his mind works because there is no one more inventive, twisted, smart and funny than Dave. He is also a very nice human being and very supportive of other comics and someone with high ethical standards. We talk how Dave got started, growing up in Long Island, going to NYU, how he approaches his material and the state of stand up comedy right now. Dave doesn't do a lot of long-form interviews so this is a really special episode.

 Rob Reiner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2654

Rob Reiner. Legendary Director and Star of "All in the Family." What can I say, Rob is a hero of mine with credits to his name as a director including,"This is Spinal Tap," "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally," and "A Few Good Men." He was also one of the stars ("Meat Head") of the iconic sit-com, "All in the Family." We talk his storied career, his famous dad, Carl Reiner, working with greats like Billy Crystal and Tom Hanks, and his newest film, Being Charlie, which is a very personal one that he directs and his son wrote about his son's addiction and recovery. His son Nick joins me with Rob to discuss his harrowing life of drugs and what it was like making this film with his dad. We talk politics too, as Rob is a very active politically in the world of democratic politics. This is an wide-ranging, really fun, candid conversation with one of Hollywood's brilliant directors and comedy minds.

 Tom Barnard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4111

Tom Barnard. Radio legend, Host of "The Tom Barnard Show" on KQRS in Minnesota. Tom has the biggest radio show in Minnesota and the Mid-West. He has a great backstory, coming up from the streets to be a radio star for more than 30 years. We talk a lot of things like, how the views of race and ethnicity have changed over the years and what about people annoys Tom-its hilarious. This is a really fun look into a dynamic radio star who has commanded the air waves for years with his edgy, take no prisoners show. Also check out his own podcast on Westwood One "The Tom Barnard Show."

 Stone Cold Steve Austin: Part 2 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3237

Stone Cold Steve Austin. This is an eye-opening interview that I REALLY love because it took me down roads I didn't think we would go. It's a behind-the-scenes perspective on pro wrestling both avid and non-avid fans will really enjoy. Steve and I talk about his early days as a professional wrestler, the eerie similarities between the process a pro wrestler and comic go through to define their personas and of course. We also talk about Steve's life as an actor and a whole lot more. Please check this out, it's going to really enlighten you to pro wrestling in a way you didn't expect.

 Stone Cold Steve Austin: Part 1 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3007

Stone Cold Steve Austin. This is an eye-opening interview that I REALLY love because it took me down roads I didn't think we would go. It's a behind-the-scenes perspective on pro wrestling both avid and non-avid fans will really enjoy. Steve and I talk about his early days as a professional wrestler, the eerie similarities between the process a pro wrestler and comic go through to define their personas and of course. We also talk about Steve's life as an actor and a whole lot more. Please check this out, it's going to really enlighten you to pro wrestling in a way you didn't expect.

 Brooke Baldwin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2453

CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin. My friend Brooke is a terrific journalist. She is a Peabody finalist and anchors the afternoon hours on CNN. I've appeared on her show, she is a tough, well-informed, and fair interviewer. I love this interview because it gives us a window into someone we see every day who has an impact on how we get our news but someone we know very little about. Brooke talks about how she got started in journalism, what her day is like covering breaking news, her world travels and a whole lot more.

 Lewis Black | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4469

Lewis Black - billiant comedian and my good friend (yes I have friends), talks about everything from comedy, to acting, to writing plays, to us writing "The Daily Show - Back in Black" segment together. We also get to hear his girly ringtone. Lewis has been a good friend for a long time and it's an honor to have him on the show.

 Bob Costas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2640

Bob Costas, legendary sports broadcaster and Paul's friend who has appeared in Paul's Sports Comedy Show on HBO, talks about his beginnings in broadcasting and some of the cool jobs he's had going back to calling minor league hockey games for a team that was the basis of the team in "Slipshot." A great story. Bob tells what got him hooked on broadcasting as a kid in St. Louis, his love of baseball and the nuance needed to make a game come alive as a broadcaster. A really cool conversation you have never heard before with the best broadcaster out there.

 Frank Caliendo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2826

Frank Caliendo, hilarious comedian and the best impressionist out there. He had his own show on TBS, "Frank TV" and appeared regularly on FOX NFL Sunday. He also appears on ESPN. My favorite impression he does, Jon Gruden. He made his name doing Hall of Fame NFL Coach, John Madden. His Morgan Freeman is insanely good, especially when you consider Frank's a white guy, at least that's what he claims. We talk about Frank's process for preparing a new person to impersonate, his hilarious father, his influences as a comedian, how he came to start doing impressions, his love of ping pong and more.

 Nick Bollittieri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1623

With it being the week of the U.S. Tennis Open I thought I'd bring you and interview with the controversial, Nick Bollettieri - THE premier tennis coach and mentor in the sport. He has coached the top players in the sport such as Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, and countless others. We talk about his career in tennis, what it was like being an influence in the illustrious careers of such tennis greats and how he came to be such a great, powerful figure in the ultra-competitive sport of pro tennis.

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