Thursday, February 10, 2011
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.
Nick Griffin began doing standup comedy back in 1987 as a way to voice his frustrations with life and to avoid having a job with a boss. Sure he may be dark, cynical, depressed and has a problem getting along with women, but Griffin is one of our absolute favorite guests and is a must see if he performs in a club near you. Nick has been featured on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "The Late Show w/ David Letterman," "The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson" and recently finished a brand new comedy CD "Bring Out the Monkey." Follow Nick on twitter and facebook.
Nick Swardson is the latest comedian to emerge as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. He began doing stand-up at the age of 18, and within one year he was chosen to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. In 2000 he hit a milestone in his career when he taped his Comedy Central half-hour special at the age of 22 (the youngest to do so). Nick then moved to L.A. to focus on his acting and writing. In the summer of 2003 he wrote a script with Jamie Kennedy called "Suckaz," which then became Malibu's Most Wanted. Nick's other film credits include Art School Confidential, Blades of Glory, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan." He also played the roller-skating frequent felon, Terry, on "Reno: 911!" stared on the Comedy Central show "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time." and is set to star in the new film 30 Minutes or Less.
Shane Mauss got the idea to become a stand-up comedian when he was only eight years old. But knowing his small-town Wisconsin home wasn't exactly a hot bed for comedy, Mauss moved to Boston (when he was older than eight) where he attended some classes and began honing his material. Since then he's gone on to win the Best Stand Up Comic of 2007 award at the Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and he's made appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", Comedy Central and Playboy TV. Follow Shane on twitter and facebook.
Known for his work on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Jeff Garlin career also encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin both co-stars and executive produces "Curb" alongside "Seinfeld" creator Larry David. Garlin plays David's loyal manager Jeff Green. A Second City Theatre alumnus, Jeff Garlin has toured the country as a stand-up comedian. Garlin's first film as a director, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," was released to critical acclaim. Most recently, he was the voice of The Captain in Disney•Pixar's "Wall-e" and was Buttercup the Unicorn in the "Toy Story 3". Jeff's latest endeavor is his book, "My Footprint: Carrying the Weight of the World." Follow twitter and facebook.