Adam Morrison can already consider himself a comedy giant. Alright, so he’s yet to tread the boards at the London Palladium, and he’s not what you’d call a household name – although his face is very familiar to his wife and three kids. However, he is 6ft 7ins and very funny, therefore….
Having clocked-up thousands of miles in pursuit of his comedy dream, Adam has not so much been bitten by the performing bug – he’s been ravaged by it. The long midweek trawls to places such as Newcastle and Torquay to perform quick-fire stand-up stints – the return trip to ‘the Toon’ equated to 65 miles travelled for every minute
of stage time – are beginning to pay-off.
In January, he played his biggest gig to date at the Wimbledon Theatre, as part of a bill topped by TV panel show perennial, Romesh Ranganathan. It represented a significant step-up the comedy ladder for the 34-year-old ex-navy man; a step nearer to one day maybe trading his current job for a funnier kind of s***.
Semi-final placings in both the Leicester Square New Act of the Year, and South Coast Comedian of the Year are proof, as Adam says, he’s ‘starting to get noticed’. He’s even ‘beat the gong’ at the ruthless two-minute trial-by-audience for rookie comics at London’s Comedy Store. When he takes the stage these days, the tell-tale signs of Adam’s growing confidence and reputation on the nation’s stand-up circuit that it is only a matter of time before he is a regular face on our TV screens.