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Paul Provenza

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Day 152 - Paul Provenza

Dystopia Tonight With John Poveromo

I could honesty talk about comedy with Paul Provenza forever. He’s not just a student of it he’s an architect of the craft itself, and the appreciation of it as well as having an eye for it in the comedians he surrounds himself with and the ones that are drawn to him. There’s so much thought and nuance and love that goes into a project he’s involved with which is why comics trust that they’re in good hands when they’re working with Paul. We talk about his early beginnings as a comic, why he doesn’t perform live as much as he used to, the trajectory of his career, The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Sataristas, The Aristocrats, his upcoming documentary, how comedy has changed and where it’s headed, Richard Mulligan, producing, directing, editing, and the current level of Dystopia we’re all trying to thrive in. Enjoy!

1hr 44mins

11 Apr 2022

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Episode XVIII - Paul Provenza

Saif Abu-Kandil's Show with no name Podcast

In the eighteenth episode - Julia Felix and I speak with Paul Provenza (The Bronx) an award winning comedian, documentary film maker/diretor, who has a career spanning all around the world. We talk about silly issues to serious issues, we speak about the late Robin Williams, overcoming creative block of a monstrous size, and other stuff that may be hard to deal with, however we bring you laughter, and great content on The show with no name Podcast.  PS this is our "420" special episode... happy smoking y'all. Be sure to watch The Green Room on Amazon Prime here. Be sure to follow Paul Provenza  on twitter here.

1hr 45mins

20 Apr 2021

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Episode 115 With Paul Provenza

Drinks, Jokes and Storytelling

Paul Provenza joins the boys in a very special episode. Paul Provenza is a television presenter, actor, actor on stage, radio panelist, stand-up comedian, filmmaker, and skeptic based in Los Angeles. In 2005 he became a director of one of the comedians favorites The Aristocrats. Paul tells stories of his journey in the business including Drinking with Steve Martin. This Episode Was Produced by A Shared Universe, Angry Shih Tzu Productions & Creative Partners International, Distributed by Realize Studios. Music By: YNOT?! Courtesy of Realize Records.  

1hr 4mins

10 Nov 2020

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Eddie's Bar at the Improv • Paul Provenza

Eddie's Bar at the Improv

The hilarious Paul Provenza joins Eddie to chat about growing up in New York, Bronx High School of Science, and his prolific acting career. Paul is a stand-up comic, actor, director and producer. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Northern Exposure, and directed The Aristocrats, a fantastic documentary about a dirty joke.

1hr 14mins

28 Jul 2020

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Cars & Comedy in the Late Night Playset

Did you know throwing a “sterile house party” is much more fun than it sounds? After scrubbing for 20 seconds, we find out what happens when you shred the carbon-fiber driveshaft on a brand-new $200k BMW M8, we check-in with Paul Kennel and the Auto Kramers on "How Ya Coping?"Then, this little fantasy world gets even more surreal when we share old show-biz stories with writer, director, producer and comedy legend Paul Provenza. And our new announcer, Richard Chassler.Finally, we want to know what it's like where you are and how you're coping. Please make a video showing/telling what you're up to and send it to us to be played on the show! We're all in this together 🌎❤️😷We love you at home, please love one another.www.latenightplayset.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/latenightplayset/message

1hr 14mins

19 Mar 2020

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Comedy director and producer Paul Provenza talks to guest host Jamie Kilstein about Ricky Gervais and cancel culture

Quillette Podcast

Stand-up comedian and guest host Jamie Kilstein talks to comedy impresario Paul Provenza about Ricky Gervais's monologue at the Golden Globes and whether comedy is finally emerging from under a cloud of woke humourlessness.


18 Jan 2020

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Episode 67 (feat. Paul Provenza) The business, silicone exes & bring back Green Room

Savage Snowflake with Jeff Leach

Paul Provenza is both a comic's comic and a living legend amongst the comedy community. Whether you know him as the director of the 'Aristocrats' movie about comedy's dirtiest joke, or as the host of Showtime's 'The Green Room with Paul Provenza', the man has watched the growth and adaption of mainstream comedy for decades. He joined Jeff Leach at Savage HQ to chat about their most loved comics, Jeff's ex-partners silicon purchases, how the business of comedy has gone soft & how on earth we can get Green Room back on air!-------------------------------------------SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC487HjN3m6dpCb1YAa6VpWQ?view_as=subscriber?sub_confirmation=1SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/savagesnowflakeSAVAGE MERCH: https://www.bit.ly/2FdmgUULINKS FOR ALL PLATFORMS: https://www.linktr.ee/jeffleachJEFF'S TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/jeffleachJEFF'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jeffleach-------------------------------------------Check our Savage sponsors and get mad savings on their Leach 'tried-and-tested' products: Our buddies over at Manscaped.com want to keep your family jewels looking fresh to death with their precision tools. SkinSafe Technology will get that ballsack smoother than Jeff Goldblum playing jazz piano in a silk nightie. Use code: SAVAGE for 20% off their amazing products.Our friends at bndlstech.com want YOU to be able to vape flower, oils and concentrate using the most innovative technology in existence, ensuring ALL the flavours, no burnt tastes and a multitude of different heats to suit your palate. Give follow them on @bndlstech across social media!Use code: SAVAGE for 25% discount on all their vape tech.

1hr 15mins

23 Apr 2019

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Outside the Green Room with Paul Provenza

Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited

In this episode we welcome the great Paul Provenza. It is a wide ranging discussion about comedy culture, the politics of cable television, and Paul’s brilliant show The Green Room, which massively influenced the original Couch podcast and continues to influence me today. You can find Paul on Twitter @PaulProvenza. Get episodes of The Green Room online. Clips of the episodes we discussed are below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le0vB1TgOjw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2pG4ET4jAk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xTGN1nsI8Q


20 Apr 2019

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Encore Presentation: Paul Provenza, Comedian

The Tony Perkins Show

The guys are taking a quick break this week and bring you one of our favorites from July 2015! In this encore, Tony and Gary talk comedy with stand-up great Paul Provenza, host of TV’s “The Green Room” and “The Set List”, and the director of the great comedy film “The Aristocrats”. Paul gives us great, hilarious inside takes on all of those projects, and the guys get downright serious about the business of making people laugh. Plus, live stand-up from one of the guys’ favorite comedians, the late, great, Mitch Hedberg. AND…..WHEN does water expire???

1hr 22mins

8 May 2018

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Paul Provenza On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Comedy gold! Paul Provenza took us on a thrill ride through comedy from his earliest memories of stand up on Ed Sullivan, afternoon talk shows in the 60s, Klein, Carlin, to Davi, the early days of The Improv... the funniest of the funny Aristocrats, Penn, TV sitcoms, the earliest days of Comedy Central to The Green Room, Set LIst... to his current passion project, a documentary about sexual abuse which is... hysterical. Yup. Who but Paul could pull that off?!? Put it all together and this man who created his own degree, his own club scene, theatrical success, television shows, a one-joke movie, this innovative talented creative is all in for the work. Monetary rewards have come... he's used them to finance his dreams. Dollars don't drive him, his passions do. His just filmed arc on I'm Dying Up Here will no doubt lead to the next gig, and the one after that, enabling him to continue to make his own cutting edge, game-changing, great art.Motivating, inspiring, damn entertaining! Paul Provenza on The Road Taken, Celebrity Maps to SuccessWed, 4/18/18, 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ETWith Louise PalankerLive on the FacebookShow replay herehttps://bit.ly/2qJLQXnPics and video shot by Louise Palanker and Harry AbelsonAll BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available oniTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fltunein bit.ly/2gGeItjThis week's BROADcast is brought to you by Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.comAnd, Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular peoples, like me. I love my hair, and I loves Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

1hr 55mins

19 Apr 2018