Have you felt like you wanted to experience Paul Provenza's live late-night chat sessions with famous comedians at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival but never had the know-how to get a ticket for it? Well, starting this June, you'll be able to peek behind this proverbial curtain, as Showtime debuts a six-episode order of The Green Room with Paul Provenza.
The series will bow at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays (Eastern/Pacific), beginning June 10 in a block following the eighth season of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (Does anyone outside of Penn and Teller recognize that this show has been on the air this long? Should we all start paying attention now?)
Guests sitting down for roundtable discussions about all things funny will include: Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Brendon Burns, Drew Carey, Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Reginald D. Hunter, Eddie Izzard, Jim Jefferies, Penn Jillette, Andy Kindler, Robert Klein, Larry Miller, Paul Mooney, Martin Mull, Patrice Oneal, Rick Overton, Rain Pryor, Bob Saget, Bobby Slayton, Tommy Smothers and Jonathan Winters.
Before we get into all of that, how about we see Provenza himself talk about comedy for an hour? He did just that in Chicago recently, and you can view that at your leisure, as he discusses crossing the line in comedy, whether it was his own documentary, The Aristocrats, the work of Sacha Baron Cohen, or others. Roll it!