BWW Interview: MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING at the Birmingham Comedy Festival
I was able to catch Morrow on the phone in-between gigs over the weekend. He shares what its like to be recording his first album in Birmingham? "Its home. It's been interesting developing my material over the past 10 years." He is excited to get on the mike and share his soul. "People tend to resonate with the old and new. I want to show I have progressed and grown as a comic and as a man. "
Moving to Chicago from Birmingham has been a journey with much evolution in his career as a professional comic. Morrow reveals some specific areas of his growth. "My aspects of dealing with relationships, race, show business have all grown." Being confident, assertive and savvy in show business is a must. You gotta know your worth and charge appropriately. Morrow reflects, "Years ago I used to do shows for free. You have to navigate in a manor more in tune with how to be personable."
He is humbled and thankful for a network of supportive friends and family. "First all my Mom is number one, always. She has been with me every step of the way. Definitely Stewart Talent in Chicago. Dana Diederich, Fred Farris." He holds a close group of friends whose conversations keep him motivated. He gives props to the advice from comedians Hannibal Buress, Roy Wood Jr. and the music director at The Second City in Chicago, Vinnie Pillarella.
Morrow has forged a strong path performing as main stage player at The Second City in Chicago. This an experience reserved for sharpest and fearless in comedy. "Second City is a place where you got to grow. Where to find your voice and find people to work with." The insight learned gave Morrow stronger direction in the comedy business. "Second City has opened my eyes to navigating who I work with and who I am friends with." Morrow reflects on the experiences getting to this point in his life saying, "Remember that there are people in your life that are friends, but there are also acquaintances and competition. That's been one big life lesion over the past year. "
Morrow's appearance at the Birmingham Comedy Festival was not originally planned to be a concert recording. "Its funny how this album came about." He says laughing. "I was gonna to hold off from recording anything for awhile. My friend Chris Ivey who is the director of the Birmingham Comedy Festival said he has all this audio recording equipment and would I be interested in recording a album while I was here?" Boom, In such a blasé way Morrow's first concert recording was on the books. "It was a nice surprise. Honestly its time. There is a lot of material I want to get out there. I wanna bury the old stuff and give it to the world."
Morrow is happy to return to the Magic City to make another milestone in his life and career. "Its great to watch the comedy scene in Birmingham grow." He says with much enthusiasm. We are happy to have him back
MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING
Sunday May 21, 8pm Saturn 200 41st St S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
You can get tickets for MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING at the Birmingham Comedy Festival by clicking here
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Martin is signed with Stewart Talent in Chicago under Dana Diederich (email@example.com) and managed by Fred Farris (firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-613-5450) for further booking info.