The Green Room with Paul Provenza

The BEST episodes of The Green Room with Paul Provenza

Every episode of The Green Room with Paul Provenza ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Green Room with Paul Provenza!

The Green Room with Paul Provenza offers viewers the chance to see the world's greatest comedians in a roundtable setting, speaking off-the-cuff and uncensored.

Last Updated: 8/9/2022Network: Showtime
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Robert Klein, Jonathan Winters, and Rick Overton
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8.82
38 votes

#1 - Robert Klein, Jonathan Winters, and Rick Overton

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/8/2010

Paul Provenza welcomes to the Green Room comics Robert Klein, Jonathan Winters and Rick Overton.

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Ray Romano, Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Marc Maron, and Bo Burnham
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8.53
15 votes

#2 - Ray Romano, Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Marc Maron, and Bo Burnham

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/14/2011

In the Season 2 premiere, host Paul Provenza welcomes guest panelists Ray Romano, Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Marc Maron and Bo Burnham.

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Kathy Griffin, Dana Gould, Franklyn Ajaye, and Greg Proops
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8.50
10 votes

#3 - Kathy Griffin, Dana Gould, Franklyn Ajaye, and Greg Proops

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/21/2011

The comics take on women in comedy, comedians in their dotage, obscure historical references, Comic-Con, Stephen Hawking, reality TV, cosmetic surgery, and they enjoy a casual smoke while Franklyn riffs on clarinet.

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Richard Belzer, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Stanhope, and Glenn Wool
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8.20
15 votes

#4 - Richard Belzer, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Stanhope, and Glenn Wool

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/28/2011

The panel hashes out the impact of social networking on comedians and their bookings, Janeane's ongoing passion for politics, non-sexual musical fun with Asian prostitutes, the legality of pornography, questionable bits on politically incorrect topics, dogs during the Holocaust, comedians dealing with "merch" and self-promotion, comparative Mick Jagger impressions, returns to comedy after 9/11, fun times on Marc Maron's podcast, Noam Chomsky, and drink toasts to Robert Schimmel, Greg Giraldo, and Richard Jeni.

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Lewis Black, Ron White, Kathleen Madigan, and Jamie Kilstein
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8.15
13 votes

#5 - Lewis Black, Ron White, Kathleen Madigan, and Jamie Kilstein

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/4/2011

The panel amuses itself with one of Jamie's poetic rants, takes on the Kilstein/Kilkenny's life on the road living in their car, the political bent/demographic of each comic's respective audiences, Ron's lack of work ethic, objectivist narcissism as audience polemic, Matt Kirshen's vs. Jamie Kilstein's comparative culture clash experiences, the preponderance of drunken Palin fans, the humorous potential of the Palins as comic fodder in general, Lewis's desire to violently assault Mitch McConnell, and the moral ambiguities of publicly associating with Dick Cheney and other problematic political figures.

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Tommy Chong, Joe Rogan, Rick Shapiro, and Eddie Ifft
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8.12
42 votes

#6 - Tommy Chong, Joe Rogan, Rick Shapiro, and Eddie Ifft

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/18/2011

The panel circles the wagons around marijuana, riffing on the drugs Joe had to do to get through episodes of Fear Factor (2001), then celebrates Tommy's release from prison after his drug-dogless "bong bust," the comic ineptitude of DEA investigators, Paul's disappointment with Tommy's most recent film appearance, how the prison industry amounts to modern slavery, Joe goes on a pair of libertarian rants, there's fun with pot Twittering and communicating with dolphins on 11-hydroxy-THC metabolite, Rick turns into the voice of reason -- after a fashion, and spills the beans on youthful adventures as a hustler to closeted Republicans, how the political machine has changed comedy audiences, the concept of cloning Jesus and more fun with racism with Daryl Wright serving as an unwilling anti-target.

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Drew Carey, Reginald D. Hunter, Eddie Izzard, and Larry Miller
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8.09
47 votes

#7 - Drew Carey, Reginald D. Hunter, Eddie Izzard, and Larry Miller

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/10/2010

In episode 101, the series premiere, Paul Provenza welcomes funnymen Drew Carey, Reginald D. Hunter, Eddie Izzard, and Larry Miller to the Green Room.

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Margaret Cho, Richard Lewis, Jeffrey Ross, and Kumail Nanjiani
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8.08
13 votes

#8 - Margaret Cho, Richard Lewis, Jeffrey Ross, and Kumail Nanjiani

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/11/2011

Kumail has fun with descriptions of the stand-up comedy scene in Pakistan, the panelists reminisce about how their mothers reacted to their stand-up careers, examine the intimidation factor of Carnegie Hall, comedy as sweatshop, Rodney Dangerfield's dark side, short-order cooking versus tech support as day jobs, Margaret and Jefferey commiserate about their "Dancing with the Stars" trauma, Richard brings out the Shiite in Kumail, which turns into puns, sci-fi, and bad Larry King impersonations, followed by an abrupt left turn into Ron Jeremy's penis, proceeding to racial accuracy versus stereotyping in sitcoms, and finishing up with the upside of 9/11.

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Jimmy Carr, Judah Friedlander, Chris Hardwick, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin
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8.05
40 votes

#9 - Jimmy Carr, Judah Friedlander, Chris Hardwick, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/1/2011

The second season concludes with a second panel from the 2011 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, highlighted by discussions on the linguistics and evolutionary biology of comedy, rednecks describing Jews, the sexual anatomy of birds, Louis C.K.'s philosophy of comedy audiences, more Comic-Con and obscure pop cultural references, nerd-ology, global technocracy, notions of critical thinking, philosophy, politics and media within comedy, comedians as potential politicians, and foisting offensive jokes onto other comedians.

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Bill Burr, Russell Peters, Colin Quinn, Caroline Rhea, Lizz Winstead
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8.02
43 votes

#10 - Bill Burr, Russell Peters, Colin Quinn, Caroline Rhea, Lizz Winstead

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/25/2011

The round table moves to the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival, taking on issues of brothels, the Tracy Morgan incident and the role of political correctness in comedy.

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Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Andy Kindler, and Brendon Burns
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7.57
42 votes

#11 - Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Andy Kindler, and Brendon Burns

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/24/2010

Paul Provenza welcomes Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Andy Kindler, and Brendon Burns for another side-splitting session.

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Bob Saget, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, and Patrice O’Neal
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6.93
46 votes

#12 - Bob Saget, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, and Patrice O’Neal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/17/2010

In episode 102, comics Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Patrice O’Neal and Bob Saget join Paul Provenza in the Green Room.

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Paul Mooney, Rain Pryor, Bobby Slayton, and Jim Jeffries
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6.77
40 votes

#13 - Paul Mooney, Rain Pryor, Bobby Slayton, and Jim Jeffries

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/1/2010

Paul Provenza welcomes to the Green Room comics Paul Mooney, Rain Pryor, Bobby Slayton, and Jim Jeffries.

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Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, and Penn Jillette
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6.73
40 votes

#14 - Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, and Penn Jillette

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/15/2010

Paul Provenza welcomes to the Green Room comics Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull and Penn Jillette.

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