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BIO

Here are some facts about Paul ...

He's not allergic to anything ... as far as he knows.

He is an Emmy & Peabody Award winner for "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart."

Paul works on "The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert," making several appearances  on that show and can currently be seen in the film,“Chuck,” with Golden Globe Winner, Liev Schreiber. 

Paul is an Emmy & Peabody Award winner for "The Daily Show" and was featured as a correspondent and in “The Daily Show” segment, “Second Opinion,” where he skewered the medical profession playing an HMO rep. with an unsympathetic mindset.

He appears as a commentator on the venerable, “CBS Sunday Morning," CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News and has appeared in his own "Comedy Central Special,” "The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert," on “The Daily Show,” HBO, "The Late, Late Show," “The Tonight Show,“ and ESPN among others.

Paul has made dozens of national television appearances as a recurring contributor on such shows as; “CNN Newsroom w/Brooke Baldwin Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning,”  MSNBC, ” VH-1, “Dr. Drew,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Outnumbered” (Fox News), “Kennedy,” “Showbiz Tonight,” “Viewpoint,” “Katie Couric,” “Hannity,” “SportsNation” (ESPN), “Real Story –Fox News” and many more.

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

Paul has extensive experience as a host, talk show commentator, writer and improv performer.  He has a long, award-winning track record from “The Daily Show,” not to mention his regular appearances on the national talk show circuit as host and guest discussing everything from pop culture to entertainment, politics, the media-including social media, sports, the financial industry, real estate, business and legal issues (he is a former Wall Street Lawyer and Investment Banker - see below).

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 Investment 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 is an extremely skilled interviewer as one can hear on his hit, critically-acclaimed podcast, "The Paul Mercurio Show” on iTunes 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 entertainment, pop culture, music, politics, science, sports and more, including …

Paul McCartney (Yep, that “Beatles” guy), Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Carrie Keagan, Judd Apatow, Kristen Chenoweth, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Burr, Adam McKay, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Lewis Black, Thomas Freidman of the New York Times, Rob Reiner, Artie Lange and many more.

Paul is very well-versed in sports and is able to comment on any on-the-field or off-the-field issue.  Just some of his work in the area of sports includes ...

-- He stars in, created, executive produced, and directed an HBO and HBO.com Sports Comedy series, “Got No Game w/Paul Mecurio.”

-- He hosted, created, and executive produced his own sports comedy show for Comedy Central called, “Sports Central.” 

-- Recurring on-air contributor to ESPN. 

Paul appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of the former President of Comedy Central, Larry Divney. Paul appeared with among others, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel (Triumph The Insult Dog) and Lizz Winstead.

He is also a published essayist: “The New York Times Sunday Magazine.”

 

 

 

 

 

 
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