Friday, May 11, 2012
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.
In between sleeping late and eating fettuccine, Mike Somerville has carved out a nice niche for himself in the world of comedy. Not only is he a headline comedian, he's also got quite a track record of hosting gigs including "Stand Up or Shut Up," "What Guys Want," "Road Crew" and the FLN series, "Wingman." And for those of you familiar with women's magazines, you may have read Mike's work as "Jake," the advice guru for Glamour . Not bad for a guy who took up comedy on a college dare. Mike is on facebook and twitter. Help Mike raise funds for his new CD. Check it out on Kickster.
Dan Telfer is an actor, a playwright and a self professed nerd, but first and foremost he is a stand-up comedian. This Illinois native is a regular on the Chicago comedy club scene, and once finished 3rd in the Funniest Person in Chicago contest. And though he keeps busy with his job and as a husband and father, he still finds time to blog, which you can read in full on his website. Follow Dan on twitter and facebook.