Comedy: Vince Morris

Comedian Vince Morris isn’t sure at what point he realized he could be funny for a living. “I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure out if I’m being funny for a living,” he says with a laugh. “I realized about two or three years after starting out that

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Comedian Vince Morris isn’t sure at what point he realized he could be funny for a living. “I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure out if I’m being funny for a living,” he says with a laugh. “I realized about two or three years after starting out that I can do this for my career.”

Even if he had chosen a different vocation, the comedy would have eventually seeped in. “I’d probably be doing comedy at a corporate job and getting fired for doing comedy (there). Or motivational speaking, which I’m going to start doing.” A Columbus native, Morris was raised by a single dad. “My dad was a bigot,” he tells audiences. “The race he hated most was the humans.” Unfortunately, the elder Mr. Morris past away in 1991 and didn’t get see his son become a successful stand-up comic. But dad would have been proud no matter what. “Yeah, I could’ve been a janitor and my dad would have loved me,” Morris says. “He supported me that much.”

Vince Morris performs at Go Bananas in the Festival Market Place in Montgomery, Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $8-$12. Get tickets, showtimes and find nearby bars and restaurants here.

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