The West Coast Funnies with Kurt Swann, the monthly comedy variety show. The show combines the sketch comedy aspects of Saturday Night Live with a Daily Show type current events newscast, this surrounds the show’s centerpiece of top-notch professional stand up comedy; all presented in Tonight Show type talk show presentation. The popular Carlsbad mainstay is in its 9th year of production.
Headlining for this month is Paul Morrissey. 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 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 3 more appearances.