Vince Morris brings laughs to Funny BoneWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | email@example.com
For comedian Vince Morris, there are few things better than connecting with an audience. In a recent interview, the Columbus native said he fully enjoys what he does for a living.
“It’s the best job in the world when you look at it. I get to communicate ideas and feelings to strangers and have them all laugh at the same time,” Morris said. “It is a unique talent to have and it’s a great skill to possess.”
Morris describes himself as an “up-and-coming veteran.” When he first began performing stand-up in Columbus, he said he was instantly addicted.
“I got hooked on open mic nights,” he said. “Over time, I gained enough experience and courage to start emceeing shows and soon after that I began touring the country as a host.”
While Morris has been on TV and toured the country for “a long-ass time,” he feels comfortable where he is.
“Laughs are my long-term career goal. I’ve already achieved a lot and I’ve performed all over the world,” Morris said. “I want to earn more fans so I can keep doing what I’m doing.”
Morris spoke of his influences as a writer and comedian, saying his material is centered around his own thoughts.
“When I write, I think about things that move me, I focus on my own thought process. Sometimes those thoughts are the hardest thing to write to, but they are the things that people most closely associate with,” he said. “People generally have the same kind of thoughts or feelings about certain things.
“I’m just a fan of comedy in general. I’m like a lot of comedians but not one particular person. I really just enjoy people who look at comedy as an art form and approach from that perspective.”
Morris said his shows are tailored sets.
“I can go off the cuff with the best of them. However, you have to be in control at all times. I like to mix things up, but my routine is best described as an improvised set,” he said.
Morris said he is looking forward to his Toledo dates because of the crowds.
“Toledo is one of my favorite cities to play,” he said. “The crowds are great and the Funny Bone is a great room. The food is good, the staff is great and the energy is amazing. Every place has its own feel and Toledo just feels great.”
Morris will perform at the Funny Bone at Fat Fish Blue from Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. Visit toledofunnybone.com for times and ticket information.