SXSW 2014: The Green Room with Paul Provenza
One of the great travesties of the last few years was when Showtime decided to cancel, The Green Room with Paul Provenza. Why? Because it’s one of the most interesting series for comedy fans to watch. Each show, host Paul Provenza would welcome a roundtable of comedians that would dive into co... [Read More]
 
Talking to Paul Provenza About Set List, 'The Green Room,' and Taking Comics Out of Their Comfort Zone
by Elise Czajkowski It takes someone who truly loves comedy to dissect it, analyze it, and fuck with it as much as Paul Prozenza. His show Set List, which is billed as "standup with a net" and sees comics improvising material based on topics given to them on stage, has toured around the world. ... [Read More]
 
Emery Emery: Ardent Aristocrat
Emery Emery is a retired stand-up comedian, podcaster and filmmaker. His editing, producing and directing credits include The Green Room with Paul Provenza, The Aristocrats, Heckler, and Jake Johannsen: I Love You. The man so nice they named him twic... [Read More]
 
Craig Shoemaker’s Daditude Adjustment
Between stand-up specials and shows like Inside Comedy and The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Showtime has officially surpassed HBO as the go-to network for commercial-free, uncensored comedy. Earlier this year I reviewed Tom Green’s Showtime special... [Read More]
 
Showtime renews “Inside Comedy” for 10-episode second season; wither “The Green Room”?
Showtime announced today during the TV Critics Association summer press tour that Inside Comedy had earned a 10-episode second season, which will premiere in January 2013. Among the comedians interviewed by David Steinberg this time around: Ben Still... [Read More]
 
Image of The Green Room’s schticky situation
The Green Room’s schticky situation
The Green Room is at its best when it’s real. I don’t mean serious, I mean real. It gives a slightly amped-up version of what people would experience in an actual green room full of comics, just being themselves: smart, funny, and passionate. For the first half hour of the taping, Paul’s guests weren’t allowed to be that. [Read More]
 
Image of The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview
The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview
If you don’t know about the show, the concept is pretty simple. In each episode, Provenza gathers together a handful of comedians — diverse as they come — and they talk about comedy and other shit. That’s it. And that’s why it’s awesome. The truth is, comedians are the most interesting artists out there and this show allows you to hang with them off stage. [Read More]
 
Showtime orders up another season of The Green Room with Paul Provenza
Help Change The World - One Laugh At A Time! More »In a flash of show business sanity, the Showtime network has just ordered up another six episodes of The Green Room with Paul Provenza. As we reported in our exclusive interview wit... [Read More]
 
Image of Showtime Renews 'The Green Room with Paul Provenza' | Deadline
Showtime Renews 'The Green Room with Paul Provenza' | Deadline
Showtime's new programming chief David Nevins shows continuity with a renewal of the network's comedy series The Green Room with Paul Provenza, which has received a six-episode order. Season 2 will be filmed in Los Angeles for a 2011 premiere. Hosted by comedian Paul Provenza, each episode features a handful of comedians as they tackle topics in an uncensored format. [Read More]
 
Paul Provenza’s ‘The Green Room’ gets renewed for new season on Showtime
This is outstanding news for the stand-up comedy world. Paul Provenza’s masterful show The Green Room has been renewed for a second season on Showtime. Deadline is reporting the network ordered six new episodes, will be filmed in Los Angeles and will... [Read More]