If you haven’t read out our recap of Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Comedy Festival that went down last week, go here. During our time there, we chatted with a few comics, one of which was winner of the marquee event of the fest– the four-night stand-up competition: Sam Morril. The New York City-based comic snagged $1,000, the promise of at least four weeks national headlining work and more.
Did you feel pretty confident going into this whole thing?
I NEVER feel confident so…. NO, I didn’t feel confident but yeah…it feels good. Any validation cause there’s so many shitty contests you have to do….I mean I’ve done ALL the sad ones but I still never expected anything.
Out of the festivals that you’ve done, how would you rate this one?
It was incredible. I was just telling somebody that I come into any festival or competition with low expectations to have a good time especially cause everything’s arbitrary and there’s always gonna be someone pissed off. You think nothing’s fair, it’s all about performance so I go in thinking I’m never gonna win anything.
Was there anyone who didn’t place that surprised you?
Oh man, that’s the thing….everyone was funny. Even in the earlier shows. I mean I got fifth place in the Semi’s and then first in this…you never know who’s gonna win. Everyone who placed was funny and everyone who didn’t was funny, like nobody was a dick. It was a solid show.
By the way, this isn’t Morril’s first competition win. Read about another one here.