Emmy and Peabody Award Winner
Mecurio 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).
Mecurio is a recurring pop culture and general news commentator and satirist on CNN, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, HLN and daytime television. He has made dozens of national television appearances as a recurring contributor on such shows as; “CNN Newsroom w/Brooke Baldwin Show,” “Red Eye” (Fox News), “CBS Sunday Morning,” MSNBC, ” VH-1, “Dr. Drew,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Outnumbered” (Fox News), “Kennedy,” “Showbiz Tonight,” “Viewpoint,” “Katie Couric,” “Hannity,” “Fox and Friends,” “Bethenny,” “SportsNation” (ESPN), “Real Story – Fox News” and many more.
After graduating Georgetown Law School with high honors, Mecuriol 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 multibillion dollar M&A transactions for Fortune 100 companies. While on Wall Street, he 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, Mecurio left Wall Street to go into entertainment full time ... if he hadn't he would have had a nervous breakdown trying to keep the two worlds separate. He was 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.
Mecurio has hosted several shows and pilots for Comedy Central, CBS, HBO and VH-1. He is an extremely skilled interviewer as one can hear on his hit, critically-acclaimed podcast, "2 Chairs and A Microphone.” 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.
Mecurio 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
- He appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of the former president of Comedy Central, Larry Divney. Mecurio appeared with, among others, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel (Triumph The Insult Dog) and Lizz Winstead.
- He is a published essayist: “The New York Times Sunday Magazine.”