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.

See Mecurio perform in person on Friday of Homecoming. Register at and listen to his podcast, The Paul Mecurio Show.

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