Paul Provenza

Provenza, an indispensable satirist

Comedian and director Paul Provenza joins the Sex Politics and Religion Hour to celebrate the First Amendment, and the fact that protected speech need not be agreeable to all.

Jamila and Paul discuss the place for women on the comedy stage, why the jester is arguably the most important member of the court, and, most importantly, why modern American society needs more standup!

Provenza’s new show, which isn’t yet Stateside, “Set List,” kicks off the conversation.

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Paul Provenza “Satiristas”

“Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians,” is the book by Paul Provenza and Dan Dion in which comedians talk about life and the world as they see it.  Provenza says some of the most profound observances should be attributed to the folks tasked with making us laugh.