"The Green Room with Paul Provenza" is a talk show on Showtime, hosted by Paul Provenza. Each episode featured a panel of guests discussing comedy.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 22 minutes
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The Green Room with Paul Provenza is a talk show on Showtime, hosted by Paul Provenza. Each episode featured a panel of guests discussing comedy.
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The show received a range of positive and mixed reviews. The Los Angeles Times review noted “for every story that peters out, there are moments of insight, thought-provoking debates and hilarious anecdotes”, and summarized, “for all its digressions into obscenities, over- or under-worked material and more than occasional chest pounding, The Green Room With Paul Provenza manages to pack a considerable intellectual punch into a half hour.” The A.V. Club reviewer Steve Heisler stated that the Showtime show, as compared to the Just for Laughs live show, “has too many factors keeping audiences at a distance.” He gave the series premiere episode a “C+”, citing the abrupt introduction of the viewer to the guests in mid-conversation, and the sometimes choppy editing which takes him “out of the moment.” Heisler continued, “when the magic happens...”, those “...moments are worth sticking around for, if only it weren't so hard to find them.” In 2010, the show made the Time magazine “The Short List of Things to Do,” describing the show as a “loose, racy roundtable.” April MacIntyre, in Monsters and Critics, called the show “genius” and stated “the anecdotes are priceless for those who truly love comedy, comics and stand up as an art form.”
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