Comedian Vince Morris returns to the Funny BoneWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
From Oct. 4-7, comedian Vince Morris, who has been featured on Comedy Central, CBS and Showtime (to name a few) will return to the Funny Bone with new material and fresh energy.
“The Toledo Funny Bone is seriously one of my favorite clubs to play,” said Morris during a recent phone interview. “I’m on my way to Iowa right now and I’m thinkin’ about buying some overalls or Wranglers while I’m out here. But seriously, the Funny
Bone has a unique feel and the energy there is always good. I have unique material for whatever happens.
“This trip to Toledo, I’ll be headlining. I have also been the host or MC there quite a few times and honestly, I enjoy both. MCing is the hardest job actually, because you’re the first person on stage, you set the tone for the whole night and the MC has control over how the whole show feels. If you’re dirty, the audience will expect a dirty show. If you’re interacting with them, they will expect an interactive show. The MC is very important; it’s the hardest job a comedian can have but it is also the most important.”
Morris has enjoyed television and comedy-circuit success and continues to tour nationally. “I’m on the road 80 percent of the time and there are times where I’d like to back off and relax. But then I look at my daughter, the daughter of all mankind,” Morris laughed. “Then I remember I can’t back off too much, still have to pay the bills and eat.”
Morris is known for fresh material and his punctuated and uncanny improv skills. When asked how he is able to generate new material so quickly, he responded, “Because I’m a genius.” After sharing a laugh, Morris said there isn’t too much structure to how he develops new material.
“My material comes from observation and interacting with people, just going through life. I don’t force it, but I may sit down and figure out how to make something funny. But I don’t ever sit down with a blank piece of paper and go ‘Here come some jokes.’
“Every night, every show is different, I’ll always find something new on stage to joke about,” Morris said. “It depends on the audience. I can’t put a time or amount value on the new material, but every time you see me, you’ll definitely see something different.”
The Funny Bone is in FatFishBlue at Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
For showtimes and ticket information, visit www.funnybonefatfishtoledo.com.