Paul Mecurio

Emmy & Peabody Award Winner
  • Standup comedian featured on CBS Sunday morning, The Colbert Report and ESPN
  • Former lawyer tailors comedic keynotes to the corporate world
  • Combines business expertise and celebrity stories for a wickedly hilarious and relatable performance that leaves audiences crying with laughter

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Paul has made multiple appearances on The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert and currently works on the show.

Paul is an Emmy & Peabody Award winner for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Paul can currently be seen opposite Golden Globe Winner, Liev Schreiber in the film, Chuck, the story about journeyman boxer, Chuck Wepner, the real life Rocky Balboa.

He also is appearing in his hit, unique one-man Broadway show, Paul Mecurio’s Permission to Speak which has been met with rave reviews and been nominated for the prestigious “Best One-Man Show” Broadway Alliance Award.

Paul has hosted his own shows for Comedy Central and HBO as well as his own talk show. He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special,”made several appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, The CBS Late, Late Show, HBO, The Tonight Show, ESPNShowtimeNBC’s Fridays, and The Joke Show and VH-I Clip Shows among others.

He currently appears as a commentator on the venerable CBS Sunday MorningCNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CBS News.

He has made recurring appearances on SportsNation on ESPN.  

He is a recurring pop culture and general news commentator and satirist on CNN, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, HLN and daytime television.

Paul has made dozens of national television appearances as a recurring contributor on: CBS Sunday Morning, CNN New Day, CNN Newsroom, MSNBC, Red Eye on Fox News, VH-1, Dr. Drew, The Meredith Vieira Show, Outnumbered on Fox News, Kennedy, Showbiz Tonight, Viewpoint, Katie Couric, Hannity, Fox and Friends, Bethenny, Real Story – Fox News and many more.

After graduating Georgetown Law School with high honors, Paul worked as a lawyer on Wall Street at a top tier international law firm (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) and as an investment banker at a major bank (Credit Suisse), executing multi-billion dollar M&A transactions for Fortune 100 companies.

While on Wall Street Paul was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for The Tonight Show. After living a secret double life as a Wall Street lawyer/banker by day and comedian by night, Paul left Wall Street to go into entertainment full time ... if he didn't he would have had a nervous breakdown trying to keep the two worlds separate.

Paul was featured on The Daily Show as a correspondent and in The Daily Show segment, “Second Opinion,” in which Paul skewered the medical profession playing an HMO representative with a less than sympathetic mindset. 

He has hosted several shows and pilots for Comedy Central, CBS, HBO and VH-1.

Paul is also a published essayist: The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Paul is an extremely skilled interviewer as one can hear on his hit, critically-acclaimed podcast, The Paul Mecurio Show on iTunes, Google Play and Audioboom He has wide-ranging interests and his guests reflect that. He’s interviewed A-list guests who are at the pinnacle of the worlds of entertainmentpop culture, music, politics, science, sports and more, including … Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Lewis Black, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Kristen Chenoweth, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jay Leno, Bill Burr, Adam McKay, Bob Costas, Hardball’s Chris Matthews, Thomas Freidman of the New York Times, Rob Reiner, Chris Hayes of MSNBS, Willie Geist and many more.

Paul has also made appearances in The New York Comedy Festival, The Montreal "Just for Laughs" festival and the Glasgow/Edinburgh Comedy Festival. 

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Paul Mecurio - NCURA - The Don'ts Of Virtual Meetings

Paul Mecurio - NCURA - Annual Meeting

Paul Mecurio - NCURA - Paul's Sleepless Night

Paul Mecurio on MSNBC

Paul Mecurio: Politics on late-night TV

Ryan Lochte and the worst lie in history

The Late Show, Featuring Paul Mecurio

Paul Mecurio Takes the Stage

My Life Story – A Cross Road – Reinventing Oneself, Pursuing One’s Dream and All that Entails. In difficult times many people decide they have to reinvent themselves or simply say, “life is too short, and I am going to pursue my dream.” This talk focuses on pursuing one’s dream and the commitment and focus that takes, reinvention, confusion about where one is in one’s life, doubts, fears, feeling lost, and more. There are many, many people who find themselves in a similar dilemma, at an unexpected crossroads in their career and/or personal life, asking themselves, “am I on the right career path,” “is this the right relationship to be in,” “am I living my dream,” “how do I reinvent myself, if I only had some guidance,” etc.

Custom Videos for Corporate Events. Since most live corporate events are virtual, Mecurio can make videos either straight or comedic that can be rolled in over the course of the virtual annual meeting, seminars, weekend retreats, etc. Mecurio works closely with the client to customize the videos to the client’s business, industry, needs and content requirements. Paul can produce videos for LIVE events as well - they don't need to be just tied to virtual events.

​​​Customized Comedy. Paul Mecurio is an award-winning stand-up and improv comedian, and he customizes his routine for each organization, performing the same due diligence and research that he honed during his days as a lawyer. With the ability to dial the comedy up or down depending on the audience, Mecurio can serve as a comedian, improvisationist, MC, moderator, interviewer, or auctioneer for events of all formats and demographics. His act generally includes crowd interaction, material about the audience, and stand-up that covers politics, current events, and commentary about human behavior, but specific topics and the overall ratio and makeup of the performance can be tailored to the client’s wishes. Mecurio combines the best of both worlds – impeccable comedic instincts and valuable corporate know-how.

Political Commentator and Satirist. Being affiliated with one of the hottest and smartest shows on television, The Daily Show, and given his own track record as a political commentator, Paul can speak intelligently and humorously about the world of politics and political issues. He is a perfect fit for a politically-themed event and is also available to do Q&A about his take on the world of politics and the ins and outs of working in television and on shows like The Daily Show.

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