About Paul Mecurio
PAUL MECURIO is an Emmy & Peabody Award winning comedian for his work on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert.” “The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart,” and “The Colbert Report.” PAUL currently works on and makes recurring appearances on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert.” He was on staff as a performer/writer with “The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart” and worked on “The Colbert Report” helping those shows become major hits and household names.
PAUL’s made dozens of national television appearances including in his Comedy Central and Showtime Specials, in his own HBO series, on “The Daily Show,” “The CBS Late, Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “Conan,” ESPN and as host of his own shows on Comedy Central, CBS. He appears regularly as a Guest Co-Host on “StarTalk w/Neil deGrasse Tyson,” ABC, CBS, NBC and as a commentator “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and HLN.
As an actor PAUL can be seen in the films “Johnny and Clyde” starring Megan Fox and “Chuck” starring opposite Golden Globe Winner Liev Schreiber.
PAUL created and stars in his hit, incredibly unique Broadway show, “Paul Mecurio’s Permission to Speak” which has been met with rave reviews and was nominated for the prestigious Broadway Alliance “Most Unique Show” Award. The show is directed by legendary director and Emmy and Grammy winner Frank Oz. The show is scheduled to be taken out on a national tour and has been developed as a television/streaming property.
PAUL hosts the widely popular and critically-acclaimed podcast, “Inside Out w/PAUL Mecurio” with such A-list guests as: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paul McCartney, Kevin Costner, Kyra Sedgwick, Stephen Colbert, Bill Burr, Bryan Cranston, Spike Lee, Famke Janssen, Judd Apatow, Laura Prepon, Lewis Black, Joe Walsh and more.
PAUL has a very unique path to entertainment. He attended Georgetown Law School, worked on Wall Street as an attorney and investment banker at top tier firms executing billion-dollar merger and acquisition deals and then, after a chance meeting with Jay Leno, made a major career and life shift and went into entertainment full-time.