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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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HumorPolitical SatireComediansEmcee & Master of CeremoniesEntertainment Acts

Paul Mecurio is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winner for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, starred in his own series on HBO, appeared on dozens of television programs. Paul graduated with honors from Georgetown Law School and began his career on Wall Street as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Willkie Farr and Gallagher and later as an investment banker at CS First Boston. All the while, he was honing a second career writing and performing comedy and was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for The Tonight Show. With Leno’s encouragement, Paul left Wall Street in 1995 and started his career as a stand-up comedian.

The Daily Show. Paul was invited to be on the writing team for a new Comedy Central show called The Daily Show in 1996. As a writer for the show, he won the Emmy Award in 2001 for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Writing In A Variety, Music or Comedy Program. Paul has also been honored with a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting (think The Pulitzer Prize for Broadcasting) for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2000. In 2002, Paul received his second Emmy nomination. He has also been featured on the show as a correspondent and in the segment, “Second Opinion,” in which he satirized the medical profession. In addition to writing, he is also currently the warm-up comedian for the The Daily Show.

Media Maven.A national headliner in clubs across North America and in Europe, Paul has performed three times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and has made dozens of national TV appearances. He is a contributor to CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNBC and a regular satirist on The Late, Late Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Late Friday, Dr. Katz, Hannity, The Joy Behar Show, Dylan Ratigan, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, and VH1’s popular clip shows. He has also performed as the warm-up comedian on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and is heard by millions in his recurring segment, “Paul Mecurio’s Image Makeover” on the nationally-syndicated radio show, The Bob & Tom Show.

Movies, Web Series, and Television. Paul was seen in a guest-starring role opposite John Cleese in the ABC sitcom Wednesday at 9:30 and shot a television pilot for famed producer/directors Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. He can also be seen in High Art, Low Life and is the lead role in the independent film Faux Pix. Paul also worked on the film American Buffalo, starring Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz. Additionally, he has written, produced, and directed five short films, including Gloves, an off-center dark comedy that has been screened at several prestigious film festivals.

Paul created, executive produced, stars in, and hosts the HBO Sports web series, Got No Game with Paul Mecurio. The series takes a satiric look at the world of sports through original sketches and one-on-one interviews and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. He also has three television shows in development: a sitcom based on his unique journey from investment banker to comedian, an audience-centered talk show, and an animated show about a group of disgraced sports superstars.

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