Host & Comic’s Critically-Acclaimed “2 Chairs and a Microphone” Podcast will be featured on the Network’s Podcast & On-Demand Channel
NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2016 – Westwood One has announced a new partnership with television personality, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian and actor Paul Mecurio, whose 2 Chairs and a Microphone podcast has joined Westwood One’s Podcast & On-Demand platform via audioBoom. Westwood One will provide exclusive ad sales representation for the show, boost efforts to increase listenership, and drive massive awareness beyond the thousands of daily downloads. Advertisers will have access to endorsements, live reads, pre-roll, mid-roll, and post-roll advertisements.
Mecurio, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winner for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and who currently works on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, has extensive experience appearing on an array of broadcast and cable network talk and comedy shows as a commentator, host and performer. Also, an actor, he can be seen in the upcoming film starring Liev Schreiber, The Bleeder. Each week on his podcast, Paul interviews a wide range of A-list guests from entertainment, media, sports, music, politics, and science including, Sir Paul McCartney, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Colbert, Rob Reiner, Jay Leno, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kristen Chenoweth, Tom Barnard, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bob Costas, and more.
Suzanne Grimes, Westwood One’s President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus Media, said “Paul is a terrific addition to our Podcast portfolio. He’s a really funny guy and an adept interviewer who manages to pull amazing stories and insights from his celebrity guests. That’s the kind of compelling and unique content we’re proud to offer our listeners and our advertisers.”
Paul said, “It’s very exciting and I’m honored to be part of Westwood One and to be working with their great people. I’m proud of the quality of my guests and interviews and this is great opportunity for my show to reach a much wider audience across the country. Not to mention, I got a free Westwood One refrigerator magnet as part of the deal!”
Mecurio recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and also appears as a commentator on CBS Sunday Morning. He has appeared in his own Comedy Central special, The CBS Late Late Show, The Daily Show, HBO, VH1, Showtime and ESPN, among many others. He is a recurring pop culture and general news commentator and satirist on CNN, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, ESPN, HLN and daytime television shows. He has made multiple appearances in the Montreal Just for Laughs festival and the Glasgow/Edinburgh Comedy Festival. He is also a published essayist for The New York Times.
After graduating from Georgetown Law School with high honors, Mecurio worked as a lawyer on Wall Street at a top tier international law firm (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) and as an investment banker at a major Investment Bank (Credit Suisse), executing M&A transactions for Fortune 100 companies. While on Wall Street, he was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for The Tonight Show. After living a secret double life as a Wall Street lawyer/banker by day and comedian by night, Paul left Wall Street to go into entertainment full time.
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