September 29, 2019
Paul Mecurio ’82 – Accounting for Jokes
By standard measures, accountancy major Paul Mecurio ’82 was leading a successful life as a lawyer and investment banker on Wall Street. But after a chance encounter with Jay Leno, the Providence native found himself living a double life — managing mergers and acquisitions by day and performing stand-up at night. Mecurio discusses his transition from finance to comedy, a typical day of filming at shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and how studying Development of Western Civilization at PC helps him craft jokes.