Paul Provenza

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 471: Midnight Party with Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza

Stand up comic and filmmaker Paul Provenza joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the spectrum of pet adoption difficulty, stand ups you like to see sputter a bit on stage, and Jesse's daughter Grace's very important upcoming social engagement.

Go to for all the information you need to win a real $1000 to support your lifelong learning by wearing a big hat.

And check out the new stand up documentary that Paul is featured in alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, and Sarah Silverman, Dying Laughing.

International Waters: Episode 50 Trust the Process

Bridgid, Dave and Paul
Bridgid Ryan
Paul Provenza
Arnab Chanda
Helen Zaltzman

Paul Provenza, Bridgid Ryan, Helen Zaltzman and Arnab Chanda join host, Dave Holmes to answer questions about dad bods, viral videos and civet poop coffee.

Paul Provenza wants to plug his show Set List and recommends The Carson Podcast.

Bridgid Ryan wants to plug her Midsummer Nights Shakespeare Recitation Competition at the UCB Sunset on 13th June and recommends the book People Who Eat Darkness and the new Madonna album, Ghosttown.

Helen Zaltzman wants to plug her podcasts Andswer Me This and The Allusionist and recommends The Nocturne podcast.

Arnab Chanda wants to plug the BBC Radio series he just made with John Kearns and recommends Josh Weller’s Excitable Boy Podcast.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to Irish listeners to be sure and turn out for the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 193: Home, Car or Office with Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza, comic and host of Showtime's The Green Room, joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about Magic Johnson, first dates and things that happen in Vegas.

Paul Provenza, Comedian and Host of "The Green Room": Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza is a veteran stand up comic and actor, but he's also ventured into documenting the world of comedy at large. He's collected interviews with comedians in his book Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians and explored the variations of a very dirty joke while directing the film The Aristocrats.

He currently hosts Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, which seeks to re-create the feeling of being behind the scenes with some of the most celebrated comedians of our time, including Marc Maron, Garry Shandling, Margaret Cho, and Judd Apatow. The show has just entered its second season; you can see it Thursday nights at 11pm.

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JESSE THORN: It's The Sound of Young America, I'm Jesse Thorn. My guest on the show is the veteran stand up comedian Paul Provenza. He's been doing comedy for some 20-odd years, and he also has a second career as a sort of chronicler and celebrator of comedy. He co-wrote a book called Satiristas, he co-directed the film The Aristocrats, in which comedians from many generations came together to tell one grotesquely horrifically vulgar joke, and now he's the host of a show on Showtime called The Green Room. It's an effort to recreate, not the comedy stage, but the comedy backstage; the environment that exists in the community of comedians.
Paul, welcome to The Sound of Young America.

PAUL PROVENZA: Thank you for having me.

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