Paul Morrissey was born and 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. Morrissey then moved to California after landing a television sports anchor job with ABC, but found out quickly that he was "too much of a smart ass" for television news. After he was fired, Morrissey took his unique sense of humor to comedy club stages all over the country.
In 2005, Morrissey was selected to perform at HBO's The 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 was when he made his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. He was so well received that Morrissey was asked to make three more appearances, most recently, in January 2009. The recent television exposure has put Morrissey in high demand as a headliner at clubs and colleges across the United States and Canada. Morrissey's original delivery and unique point of view has made him one of the names to watch in the Los Angeles comedy scene.