Sean Morey (comedian)

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Not to be confused with Sean Morey (American football).
Sean Morey
Born June 7
Nyack, New York, United States
Nationality American
Children Megan Elizabeth Morey
Website www.seanmorey.com

Sean Morey (born June 7) is an American stand-up comedian and singer famous for songs such as "The Man Song", "A Hairy Ass", "Dear Santa", and others. Morey has made several TV appearances, and is often referred to as "The Godfather of Boston Comedy."

Early life[edit]

Morey was born in Nyack, New York and grew up on the south Jersey shore and was a lifeguard for the Longport Beach Patrol. He was senior class president at Atlantic City High School and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Speech Communication.

Career[edit]

Morey started his comedy career in Boston as a street entertainer on the Boston Common, at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and in Harvard Square. In 1977 he opened Sean Morey's Comedy School and did a one man show at Boston's Charles Playhouse that ran for nine months. He is largely credited with starting the Boston comedy scene. It was his work here that earned him the moniker, "The Godfather of Boston Comedy."[1]

Morey moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and won the LA Comedy Contest in 1979. There he was spotted by Jim McCauley, the comedy talent-scout for Johnny Carson. Morey subsequently performed three times on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson; and later three times with Jay Leno's version of the show.

Comic songs such as: "The Man Song;" "The Woman Song;" "A Hairy Ass;" "It's All About Me;" "The Toddler Song;" "Dear Santa;" "I Think it's Gonna be a Great Day;" "I Think it's Gonna be a Bad Day;" "The Man Who Doesn't Exist;" "Repo Man is Coming to Town;" and "Ghost Chicken in The Sky" (the latter being a parody of the classic country song "(Ghost) Riders in The Sky") are Morey's hallmark. He has appeared on dozens of other TV shows; and is a recurring guest on The Bob & Tom Show.

Morey has performed for over 37 years at comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theaters and on cruise ships; and his comedy songs are played on English speaking radio stations around the world. The phrase "Reverse Life Cycle," which is often attributed to George Carlin or Andy Rooney, actually belongs to Sean Morey.[2]

Albums[edit]

  • He's The Man
  • Sex Now[3][4]
  • I Think It's Gonna Be A Great Day!
  • The Man Who Doesn't Exist!
  • I Did It Her Way
  • When a Man Loves a TV
  • Sean Morey's Best Songs (Volume One)
  • Sean Morey's Best Songs (Volume Two)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1998 "The Man Song" 70 He's the Man

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Morey; at the Mike Donovan blog; retrieved March 2013.
  2. ^ "Andy Rooney on Everything"; at Snopes.com; accessed March 2013. "at other times the list has included some or all of the following additional entries: ... LIFE CYCLE: The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. And what do you get at the end of it? A death. What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, then you got to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, get laid, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating in warm liquid . . . and you check out as a gleam in somebody’s eye!"
  3. ^ Sean Morey; Picklehead.
  4. ^ Morey album at Mad Music.