Paul Mecurio's Permission to Speak

Paul Mecurio's Permission to Speak

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Marcus Performing Arts Center
929 N Water St - Milwaukee, WI 53202
Ticket Office: 414-273-7206
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With a critically acclaimed, sold-out off-Broadway run, Paul Mecurio’s PERMISSION TO SPEAK was met with rave reviews and was nominated for the prestigious “Most Unique Show” Broadway Alliance Award. Paul Mecurio, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning comedian and actor, stars in this exciting one-man comedy show with a twist.

In PERMISSION TO SPEAK, Mecurio improvises with audience members by randomly bringing them on stage and talking with them about who they are, their lives, interests, personal experiences, and what they honestly think. A breath of fresh air, PERMISSION TO SPEAK is first and foremost, funny and entertaining, but also a truly freeing experience.

With never-before seen animation by acclaimed, award-winning animator J. J. Sedelmaier, PERMISSION TO SPEAK is directed and produced by Frank Oz, legendary director, actor, and Emmy, Peabody, and Grammy Award-winner, with set design by 23-time Emmy Winner for Production Design, Jim Fenhagen.


Paul Mecurio is one of the premier national stand-up comedians working today and an audience favorite across America and Europe. He is known for his hilarious live stand-up shows and award-winning work on dozens of national television shows and in film, appearing regularly on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” He’s an Emmy and Peabody Award Winning comedian and actor for his work on “The Daily Show,” “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert,” and “The Colbert Report.”

Mecurio has appeared in his own Comedy Central and Showtime specials, has had his own series on HBO, and has made several appearances on “The CBS Late, Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,“ and “Conan,” as well as numerous regular appearances on national networks. Paul also hosts the widely popular, critically acclaimed podcast, “Inside Out w/Paul Mecurio,” with A-list guests like Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Spike Lee, Judd Apatow, Jay Leno, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Burr, and more.Buy tickets at $48.50