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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Born in Owego, New York, comedian Paul Morrissey has a soft-spot in his heart for New York’s “underdog” cities like Jamestown, which is why he is making it a priority to record his new comedy album in Western New York.
“I’m super excited, I haven’t done a live recording for an album in about seven years. Most of my stuff has been on T.V. so I wanted to do kind of an old school comedy album because people still love listening to comedy when they drive or when they’re traveling on the subway or wherever,” said Morrissey.
The comedian has made stops in Jamestown previously to perform during the beloved Comedy Festival, and is excited to make a return.
“I think the last time I was there was maybe 2016, so yeah, it’s been a minute. And you know, growing up I did the David Letterman show, that was a big deal growing up in New York State and being able to do that and the Ed Sullivan theater,” Morrissey said.
If anything can be taken from Morrissey’s shows, he hopes it is the message to always follow your dreams and don’t limit yourself.
“My advice is don’t necessarily have a plan. Just find things that you like to do. If you like writing, find ways to write. If you like performing, find ways to perform. You don’t have to necessarily say ‘I only want to do stand-up’ and you might end up loving improv or loving just being a writer or being a director.” Morrissey explained. “I guess that’s the part you don’t want to be overwhelmed with when you’re 18. ‘Hey, what are you going to do for a living?’ and it’s like well, you don’t have to figure that out, you can just find a bunch of different things that you like doing I think is the key.”
Comedy lovers can catch Paul Morrissey live at the Lucy Desi Museum’s Tropicana room March 24th and 25th with one show at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm both days. To purchase tickets, you can visit the comedy center’s website, ComedyCenter.org/events.
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