Paul Mecurio joins host Robin Milling to talk about his one-man Off Broadway series “Permission to Speak” now playing at The Actors Temple through December.
Paul tells Robin the inspiration for the show where audience members chat with Paul to reveal their stories, often sharing their inner most thoughts and feelings. “I'm a therapist, a pimp and a comedian all rolled into one,!” he says. His knack for conversation can also be heard on his own podcast, The Paul Mecurio Show.
A former lawyer and investment banker on Wall Street, Paul tells Robin how he switched gears to become a stand-up comedian through the encouragement of none other than Jay Leno. He has since parlayed his comedy writing talents for The Daily Show (with Jon Stewart) and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The Rhode Island born entertainer talks about how he developed his gift for gab, marrying his high school sweetheart and much more.