Even with a very busy schedule, comedian Paul Mecurio does have plans for the holidays.

"We're going to see the family in Rhode Island, where we'll get frustrated and come home early!"

Even if his family's holiday trip does get cut short, it will be a break from the hectic life that Mecurio is leading these days. In addition to the 30-40 weeks he spends on the road doing his stand-up routine, Mecurio is hard at work writing, producing and starring in "Got No Game with Paul Mecurio" which can be seen on www.HBOSports.com.

"We've done a nice array of pieces," Mecurio says, "and it has turned into other opportunities for me. I've been contacted by several of the sports cable networks, like ESPN and Versus, about doing some humorous pieces for them."

Among the pieces Mecurio has done for "Got No Game" are several that he says "take a look at what really happens when the referee - me - goes into the replay booth down on the field."

According to Mecurio, another of the "Got No Game" segments he has posted on HBOSports.com is "Race In Sports" which he says "was based on the call for racial diversity in sports.

"We show that during a meeting that took place years ago it was decided what sport would be dominated by which race. The piece has had 40-50,000 hits, and people have found it very clever."

Mecurio added that he's working up something on Tiger Woods' misadventures "which are like gifts from heaven for a guy like me!"

WHO: Paul Mecurio

WHERE: Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple

WHEN: Saturday Dec. 12th (8:00 & 10:30 p.m.) and Sunday Dec. 13th (8:00 p.m.)

Mention "NUVO" when you buy your tickets for the 8:00 p.m. show on Sunday and get free admission.


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