The Tonight Show, Mecurio continued as a political satirist and one of the original writers on The Daily Show. Mecurio is a gifted storyteller and possesses the calming reasoning of an uncle you admire. As election day careens towards us, he’s found his political commentating in demand, and he can lay into both candidates with gusto. Fans of comedy and folks looking for a sobering take on the current state of American politics will not want to pass him up on this weekend-long appearance; He’ll be hitting the West Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave. #250, West Palm Beach, with shows on Friday at 7:30 and 10 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. The show has a two-drink minimum and is 18 and over. Tickets cost $20. Call 561-833-1812 or visit palmbeachimprov.com.
“My mother didn’t think it’d be a good idea,” says Paul Mecurio. “She was concerned that I was going to tell jokes in these drug-filled comedy clubs, but little did she know there were better drugs in Wall Street!” Mecurio might be an Emmy- and Peabody award-winning comedian these days, but he started off as a humble Wall Street lawyer and investment banker after graduating from Georgetown Law. After getting hired by Jay Leno to write for