Thursday, January 29, 2009

Behind the scenes with Paul Morrissey

Friend of the blog Paul Morrissey appeared on "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Monday night (you can watch his segment above), and he was kind enough to send us this follow-up -- enjoy!

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all the nice emails about my appearance on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Monday. It was an honor and a pleasure being on the show again. I'm really grateful to Craig and all of the staff there at the show for making it so much fun and giving me the opportunity to perform my comedy for their millions of viewers.

I always get a great response after I perform on the show and lots of questions too.

I know there are a lot of "Late Late Show" fans reading this website so I thought I would post of few of the questions and my answers for fans of the show.

Question #1: Is there anything we don't know about Craig Ferguson that we should? Give us some inside info.!
Answer: Well, I might get in trouble for telling you this, but he actually doesn't have a scottish accent. It's fake. He grew up near Pittsburgh, and off-camera he says "yins" a lot.

Question #2: What did it say on your shirt on the show Monday?
Answer: It said "Morrissey", which you may know as a singer depending on if you were depressed as a teen in the 80's. If you don't know who he is, then it's just my last name.

Question #3: I loved your comedy and thought the common law marriage joke is hilarious, but I live in Massachusetts, we have gay marriage and common law marriage laws. I've been living with my brother for 8 years, are we legally married? We are both worried.
Answer: You might be surprised to know that I am not a lawyer. I don't think you can legally marry your brother, but you both should start looking for girlfriends.

Question #4: Paul, my favorite joke was the Turkey Shower curtain. I want one. Where can I get it?
Answer: Well, I'm not sure if we can find a Turkey big enough to make one, but you'll be the first to know if I find one. I also don't know how long it will last once it's in your shower. I wouldn't put a Turkey shower curtain up unless you are really hungry or are showering with friends who love turkey, which sounds like a lot of fun come to think of it.

Question #5: Paul, I loved the Turkey joke. But my wife didn't undertand that Pepperoni Slip-n-slide is slang for sex, right? You know like "I gave her the old Pepperoni Slip-N-Slide"!
Answer: No, you pervert. You've turned my great idea into something really kinky. Congratulations!

Question #6: Paul, you are hilarious and I loved the Morrissey T-Shirt. He's my favorite singer. I love you both, so can you tell Craig to have him and you on, to have an all-Morrissey Late Late Show episode?
Answer: Thanks for the kind words. Great idea, I think that would be really cool. I'll pass that along.

Question #7: Paul, you are my favorite comedian and you were great on Monday! The Spencers joke was my favorite. When will you be on "Late Late Show" again?
Answer: Well, it depends. Performing on a great TV show like this was one of dreams when I started doing standup comedy. And I feel really blessed and extremely lucky to achieve that goal. I'm really thankful that the staff at the show and Craig really like my comedy and keep having me back. I work really hard to come up with brand new jokes every time I'm on the show. It's a lot of hard work but I love doing it. So I hope to be back on the show again as soon as I have my new jokes ready. You can always check my schedule on my website

So thanks again for the questions. Hope my answers helped. Also, I'd really like to thank Craig and the producers at show for supporting standup comedians like me. There's a really great comedian on the show this Friday night named Russell Peters. Craig's interview with him is really funny so be sure to tune in!

Take care,
Paul Morrissey

(Talk Show News was also amused and delighted by Craig Ferguson's mad yodeling skills -- if you missed it, check it out below!)


  1. Anonymous said...

    Funny!! Hope he back on Late, Late again soon!

  2. Anonymous said...

    Oh my god, I love that Turkey Shower Curtain!