Paul Mecurio

Fri, Nov 22, 2019
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Paul Mecurio

with Adam Ruben

Paul is a native of Providence, RI. He attended Classical High School (where he met his wife) and Providence College.

He has made multiple appearances on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert” and works on the show as well.

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.

Paul has appeared in his own "Comedy Central Special,” on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show,” "The CBS Late, Late Show," HBO, “The Tonight Show,“ ESPN, Showtime, NBC’s “Fridays,” and “The Joke Show” and VH-I Clip Shows among others

He currently appears as a commentator on the venerable, “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CBS News.

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

Paul grew up in Providence, RI, where he worked in the family antiques and furniture business since the age of ten. An invaluable experience he has taken with him and still uses to this day – one that gave him not only an understanding of that business but also the gift of gab and an ability to relate and connect in a real way to a wide variety of people - young, old, men, women.

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,” Red Eye” (Fox News), MSNBC, ” VH-1, “Dr. Drew,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Outnumbered” (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 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 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 an extremely skilled interviewer as one can hear on his hit, critically-acclaimed podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show.” 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, Judd Apatow, Kristen Chenoweth, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Burr, Carrie Keagan, Adam McKay, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Lewis Black, Thomas Freidman of the New York Times, Rob Reiner, Artie Lange and many more.

Click here to listen to Paul’s podcast.

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

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

Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben is a writer, comedian, storyteller, and molecular biologist. For over a decade, he has performed at clubs, colleges, and private venues across the country, including at some of the best-known storytelling shows and comedy clubs. He is the author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School (Random House, 2010), a satirical guide to the low points and, well, lower points of post-baccalaureate education. His new book, Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball, was published by Chicago Review Press on November 1, 2017.

For more than a decade, Adam has taught an undergraduate stand-up comedy class that has quickly become one of the most popular January “Intersession” courses at Johns Hopkins University; he currently teaches storytelling with Story District and is one of the Lead Producers for the DC and Baltimore chapters of Mortified. He writes the humor column “Experimental Error” in the otherwise respectable journal Science; he has also been seen and heard on the Food Network’s Food Detectives, the Science Channel’s Head Rush, the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Kremlin, Discovery International’s Superhuman Science, the Weather Channel’s Weather Gone Viral, the Science Channel’s How Do They Do It? and What on Earth?, Netflix’s The Mortified Guide, and NPR’s All Things Considered and The Moth Radio Hour. He co-hosts the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science (airing outside the United States as You Have Been Warned or Loco Lab on Discovery International), with more than 100 episodes. Adam also produced and hosted a weird little web video series for the Journal of Visualized Experiments called Ask Adam about Grad School and has appeared on another web series, Gizmodo‘s Sound Mysteries.

His one-man show, Please Don’t Beat Me Up: Stories and Artifacts from Adolescence, debuted to rave reviews at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival; it was followed by the equally well-received Dr. Science’s Science Time Science-va-ganza! in 2012 (including scientist-comedians Chuck Na and Jason Pittman) and I Feel Funny: True Misadventures in Stand-Up Comedy in 2015. In addition to his day job as a molecular biologist, Adam travels the country, performing his solo show as part of anti-bullying programs, talking about his books to audiences of disaffected grad students or pinball fanatics, and giving lectures on science careers and the public perception of science.

Adam lives with his wife, Marina Koestler Ruben, and their two children, Maya and Benjamin, in Washington, DC.