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Rex Sikes' chats with actor/director/comedian Paul Provenza PT 2

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PAUL PROVENZA PT 2an accomplished comedian, classically trained actor & an innovative filmmaker has worked TV, movies, theater & stand-up comedy for more than 2 decades. Paul has gone back & forth between acting & standup comedy in every medium from TV to theater to film. He has been a guest on every major talk show from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson to The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart & was a favorite on Live with Regis & Kathy Lee. He has written, produced, & starred in several comedy specials, including his own one-man show for Showtime, The Incredible Man-Boy. Paul wrote, produced, & starred in Comics Only, Pulp Comics & Lounge Lizards for Comedy Central Paul was a series regular on the NBC hit Empty Nest, & starred in his own ABC series, The Pursuit of Happiness, was a series regular on The Facts of Life. He co-starred with Keanu Reeves & Andy Griffith in the critically acclaimed CBS feature Under The Influence, receiving rave notices for his dramatic performance. He starred as ‘Doc Capra’ on CBS’s Northern Exposure, & as ‘Parker Meridian’ on the Showtime hit series, Beggars & Choosers. He had a recurring role asSenate aide ‘Steve Onorato’ on NBC's The West Wing. Paul co-produced & co-wrote a series of specials for the Sci-Fi Network, Fi-Sci with Penn Jillette - a comedy/reality show that examined the real science behind science fiction. Paul directed & co-produced (with Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller) the unique and controversial documentary The Aristocrats, featuring a virtual “Who’s Who” of comedy stars. His new show The Green Room debuted June 10 on Showtime. His new book !Satirists!, was released May 11. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com