Paul was raised as a sports fanatic in the tiny town of Owego, in upstate New York. After four years of playing college basketball, somehow he graduated. Aside from playing in the NBA, his dream job was to talk about sports for a living. Paul then moved to California after landing a television sports anchor job but found out quickly that he was “too much of a smart-ass” for TV news. After he was fired, Paul took his unique sense of humor to comedy club stages all over the country.
In 2005, Paul was selected to perform at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Morrissey has also been a finalist in several national comedy competitions including Wendy’s Comedy Challenge, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and Maxim’s Real Men of Comedy.
Morrissey’s big break came in June 2006, when he made his network television debut on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. He was so well received that Paul was asked to make three more appearances on the show, most recently in January 2009. Morrissey’s four appearances are the most by a comedian on “The Late, Late Show” during the past year.
The recent TV exposure has put Paul in high demand as a headliner at clubs and colleges across the US and Canada. He also performs frequently at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and Comedy Death Ray at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles.
Morrissey also released his debut CD,”Good Seats Still Available,” which gets regular airplay on both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. One reviewer says, “When an experienced comedy fan is repeatedly surprised by the payoff or where the jokes land, you know you are listening to an original comedic talent.”
Paul Morrissey isn't blinging it on behalf of his high school.