Paul has taken a very unique path to his successful career in comedy. He graduated with high honors from Georgetown Law School and began his career on Wall Street as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer and then an investment banker executing billion-dollar merger deals. All the while Paul was living a secret double life, Wall Street M&A lawyer/investment banker by day, while honing a second career performing comedy and writing jokes for Jay Leno for “The Tonight Show.” With the encouragement of Jay, Paul moved center stage, leaving Wall Street to become a hugely successful stand-up comedian and actor.
As a writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Paul won an Emmy Award, as well as a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Paul has been featured on “The Daily Show” as a correspondent and in “The Daily Show” segment, “Second Opinion,” in which he skewered the medical profession playing an HMO representative with a less than sympathetic mindset. Today, Paul is a contributing writer and warm up comedian on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Paul appears regularly as a satirist on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, MSNBC, CNBC, VH-1, “Hannity,” Outnumbered,” Fox’s “Red Eye,” “SportsNation,” “Sportscenter,” “Kennedy,” “The Independents,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Wendy,” and “Dr Drew,” among others. Paul has made over two dozen national TV comedy appearances including “Comedy Central Presents,” “TheTonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show,” “NBC’s Friday Nights,” HBO’s “Bill Maher,” and NBC’s “Late Friday.”
Paul’s very popular and critically acclaimed podcast, “The Paul Mecurio Show,” will officially be joining world famous podcaster Adam Carolla and “The Carolla Digital Network” in November 2015 and will be renamed: “Adam Carolla Presents -Paul Mecurio 2 Chairs and a Microphone.” Paul interviews a wide range of A-list personalities from entertainment, the media, sports, politics and more. No stranger to the unpredictable path life can take and using his comfortable approach and genuine curiosity, Paul has a knack for uncovering hilarious anecdotes and surprising insights about his guests who include: Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Adam Carolla, Jay Leno, Dr. Drew Pinsky,Thomas Friedman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bob Costas, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kristen Chenoweth, Hosts of MythBusters, Cedric The Entertainer, Lewis Black, Brian Regan, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, to name a few.
Paul is quite adept at commenting on the world of sports and all the twists and turns that happen off the field. Paul created, executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports 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. Paul also created and executive produced a satirical sports news show (think The Daily Show for sports), called, “Sports Central” for Comedy Central.