Three questions with comedian Sam Morril, winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Fest competition

By | April 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm | 3 comments | Interviews, News | Tags: , , ,

Sam MorrilIf 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.

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  • Dylan P. Gadino

    dear, sam: you will never like how you sound or look in print. i guarantee it. get used to it, you future comedy star.

  • Sam Morril

    I sound like I had a brain injury here…I was definitely shocked. Ha. Maybe we’ll redo his interview another time when I can speak properly.

  • Exiene Lofgren

    I’ve worked with Sam in NYC many times and I am so happy for his win. And as the third place winner I can attest to every word he said in above interview. Laughing Skull was amazing and the comics who competed were too talented that any of us who advanced were shocked….congrats Sam, enjoy it!!!!

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