Paul Mecurio hasn’t taken the usual route to comedy. Starting off as a Wall Street investor and ending up as an award winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Mecurio’s career has taken him many interesting places. This week it brings him to Indianapolis’ Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple Village, where the name Paul Mecurio will shine in lights through December 13. Catch this Wall Street comedian as his clever humor shines a light on a variety of odd situations and funny people.
As a native of Providence, Rhode Island, Paul Mecurio began his stand-up career in the halls of Georgetown Law School. After moving to New York City to begin a career on Wall Street with the law firm of Willkie, Farr and Gallagher, he secretly continued to serve his second passion, stand-up comedy. After several years of playing the market by day and comedy clubs by night, stand-up moved to the forefront of Paul Mecurio’s mind, and a star was born.
You may recognize Paul Mecurio from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he has posed as many people including an unsympathetic HMO. In fact, Paul Mecurio began writing for a new show in 1996 called The Daily Show. Little did he know then that he was on his way to being a highly decorated writer. In 2001, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing In A Variety, Music or Comedy Program for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. For his work on “Indecision 2000” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he won a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. And in 2002, he won a second Emmy nomination for the show.
|Video: Paul Mecurio at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple Village, Indianapolis, Indiana
His work as a writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart opened a flood gate of engagements for his own stand-up comedy. He has headlined clubs across the United States, North America and Europe. His experience runs the gambit of professional engagements including appearances on Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Dr. Katz, and NBC’s Late Friday. As a political satirist, he has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN2. He has also made several appearances on The Bob and Tom Show, heard in Indy on WFBQ.
In addition to television fame, Paul Mecurio has made forays into the world of film. Recently, he performed in the film drama High Art, Low Life. He also filmed the lead role in the independent film Faux Pix. He writes, directs and produces his own short films. The most recent of which, Gloves, was screened at “The United States Comedy Arts Festival” in Aspen, “The Toronto Film Festival,” “The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival” and “The San Sebastian Film Festival” in Spain. Paul Mecurio also has the bragging rights of working with film greats Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz, in the film American Buffalo based on the David Mamet play of the same name.
A star is in our midst this week in the Circle City. Paul Mecurio’s resume is impressive, but what is most impressive is his stand-up comedy. With quick wit and a sly smile, he unwraps the world according to Paul Mecurio. Don’t miss a hilarious glimpse into the mind of a writer behind television’s most popular comedic news broadcast. Tickets to see Paul Mecurio range from $10.00 to $27.00, and show times are as late as 10:30 pm to as early as 8:00 pm. For more information about Paul Mecurio’s shows in Broad Ripple Village this week, visit Crackers Comedy Club’s official website.
With so many fun things to do in Indianapolis, there is never a dull moment. The Indianapolis cultural district Broad Ripple Village is an ideal place to grab some dinner before you laugh it up at Paul Mecurio’s show at Crackers Comedy Club. Check out our great Indianapolis restaurant and Indianapolis bar listings to find just what you have a taste for. Broad Ripple Village is definitely a hot spot for Indianapolis nightlife and attracts tons of great Indianapolis entertainment. Paul Mecurio is no exception!
December 9 – 13
Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple Village
6281 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220