Today’s subject has a strange delivery on stage—his jokes take on the classic set-up, punchline structure, yet his wry, knowing smile and disgruntled voice belie the depths of his humor. He is able to subvert even the most well-trodden comedic subjects like dating blunders, self-deprecating Jewish humor, and daddy issues.
However, with each joke, he uniquely spins the premise into a darkly humorous commentary with a deadpan, effortless cadence that brings to mind the Steven Wright. And like many comics, this ability to joke around obviously comes from a place of alienation and sadness; abandonment issues, personal failures, and a sense of ennui are present throughout his set.
The young comic, who will release a Comedy Central half hour this year, brings a unique sense of honesty with oneself to the stage, while still couching his deep insights in tight one-liners and quotidian observations. But that is what makes Sam Morril a perfect comic to sit on our proverbial couch and reveal the inner depths of his mind.
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