Thursday, December 10, 2009
After walking away from a sweet Wall Street job, Paul Mecurio turned to a life of comedy and hasn't looked back sense. He started as a staff writer for Jay Leno and soon found himself collecting awards for his work with the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" where his duties included warming up the crowd. Now, along with being a top-notch headlining comedian, Mecurio also has a featured on the B&T Show (as well as a new CD) called Image Makeover, and starred in an online video sports series on HBO.com called "Got No Game." On twitter and facebook. Check out Paul's new podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show." On his most recent episode, he interviews rock legend Paul McCartney.
A little more about Paul's Podcast:
Each week Emmy Winning Comedian, Paul Mecurio, talks with major celebrities and newsmakers on his podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show," revealing something unique about that person, while giving us insight into Paul's life and view of the world - a world he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul has interviewed "A" list celebrities such as, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Bob Costas, Lewis Black and many more. In this interview, Paul asks former Beatle, Paul McCartney where the confidence came from to radically change the band's sound and direction when they were at the peak of their popularity to create the groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper.
"Hey Buddy, it's Chili Time!" Originally from New York, Bob Biggerstaff moved to Houston, TX while he was a freshman in high school. Some say it was this diverse upbringing that gave him the insight to appeal to a wide variety of audiences, others claim it's his ability to write funny jokes. He’s been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, Sierra Mist’s Search for the Next Great Comic and even NBC’s "Last Comic Standing." If you're trying to remember which guy Biggerstaff was, he says he's the fat one with the glasses.
Bobcat Goldthwait's early career was probably more defined by his unique manor of speaking than it was for his comedy, but that didn't stop him from developing into one of the most multitalented people in Hollywood. Though he began as an actor in films like Scrooged, Hot to Trot and the Police Academy series, he's since discovered that he was even more skilled behind the camera as a director. He's directed over two-hundred episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as well as a number of other shows for Comedy Central. He's also responsible for a number of dark cult comedies, Shakes the Clown, World's Greatest Dad and, God Bless America. Follow Bobcat on Instagram and keep an eye out for his new Bigfoot film, Willow Creek.