Sam Morrison is a Brooklyn based comedian and writer. He was recently named a New Face at the 2023 Just for Laughs Festival, made his late night television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers, performed on Comedy Central Featuring, and his solo show Sugar Daddy played Off Broadway for 14 weeks, after three encore encore engagements and a sold out run in London.
He is performing in the Netflix is a Joke Festival in May 2024, has performed in the New York Comedy Festival 5 times, being selected for best of New Talent in 2019 and headlning in 2023. He is a staple of the Brooklyn comedy scene & regular at the Comedy Cellar among other clubs. He is also a Stand Up NBC Finalist, has performed on The Drew Barrymore Show, appeared on Watch What Happens Live, Howard Stern, Tamron Hall, and was a staff writer on Bravo's Blind Date.
Critical Acclaim for Sugar Daddy
A 6 week original run at Soho Playhouse in early 2023 preceded 3 encore engagements, Outer Critics Circle & Off Broadway Alliance nominations, and a sold out run in London.
As theater prepares to rumble into its Tony season full-gear, Morrison’s is the best new show in New York right now: a whip-crack 65 minutes, beautifully told, sharp, moving, and truly laugh-out-loud, doubled-up, head-thrown-back funny.
The Daily Beast
A wonderfully intimate offering that stints neither on big laughs, nor on honesty…Sam Morrison’s superb show about his partner’s death proves grief is not beyond comedy’s reach.
Nothing I can write will truly describe the brilliance of this stand-up show. There simply isn't enough hyperbole.
Quick-witted and charismatic...the grief comes out in laughs. Sam Morrison confronts overwhelming loss with punch lines and panache.
New York Times
Unapologetically queer, filled with love and hilariously funny...one of the most powerful and fearless hours of comedy you’ll see.
His openness and wit…ultimately his catharsis and the audience’s laughter draw everyone together in tragedy and comedy’s borderland.
If grief were a crystal, Morrison lifts it to the light and magnifies a whole different perspective on it with his rib-tickling anecdotes. It’s dark, moving, and just quite hilarious.
While audiences regularly double over with laughter throughout Sugar Daddy, they're equally likely to bow their heads with tears.
Brilliantly interweaves moments of full body laughter, deep poignancy and, ultimately, the triumph of life.
An irresistibly lovable exploration of love and loss. Morrison is a storyteller and craftsman.
Late Night TV Debut
The Drew Barrymore Show
College Market: Degy