A Very Special Episode of The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Live from Paul’s Very Own Backyard
Even though it was over a decade ago since it first premiered and ran for two seasons, The Green Room with Paul Provenza still resonates with any and all comedy fans/nerds/obsessives that come across it. The premise was simply to be a fly on the wall for all those “green room” conversations that happened backstage at a comedy club or theater where some one-of-a-kind comedy gold was spun. During its run, Paul moderated conversations between amazing panels that include Bo Burnham, Marc Maron, Kathy Griffin, Eddie Izzard, Kumail Nanjiani, and more.
All that said, it has been awhile since those magical two seasons aired and folks have had a chance to visit The Green Room with Paul Provenza. Well, that while has come to a close with Paul starting to do shows in his very home, dubbed The Green House, (he “blames” us here at TBC for his backyard becoming a venue, FYI) and sometimes, that includes special, live, outdoor versions of The Green Room, produced by the original pairing of Provenza and Babs Romen (and, full disclosure, we have a hand in running the 1s and 2s too), . If you haven’t had a chance to see one of these special Green Rooms, they are magical.
To show you why The Green Room is so special, here is the latest happening of it that gathers many comedians who are sexual assault/abuse survivors, namely Andy Andrist, Annie Lederman, and Kristine Levine along with Doug Stanhope and Henry Phillips for a truly unbelievable conversation about processing some of the darkest trauma into comedy for both inner peace and hope and solidarity for others.
*TRIGGER WARNING for those sensitive to the topic and discussion of sexual assault/abuse/rape as this conversation dives explicitly into survivor experiences and humor.*