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Morgan Murphy is an American stand-up comic, comedy writer, and actress. She has performed in the Comedians of Comedy tour and appeared in the Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador DVD. Bobcat Goldthwait cast her in the films Sleeping Dogs Lie and World’s Greatest Dad. She has also been a featured performer for all three years of Aimee Mann‘s “Christmas Spectacular” tours and appeared in the video for Mann’s song “31 Today”. Morgan has made numerous appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, for which she also worked as a writer.
Watch Morgan Murphy: Irish Goodbye
Hard-drinking, tough talking, and more than a little world-weary, Morgan Murphy showcases her brutally cynical style in this riotous special. From the unique perspective of her half Catholic, half Jewish upbringing, Murphy pulls back the curtain on societal issues both burning and basic, from Planned Parenthood to teenage sexting.
Morgan Murphy was born in Portland, Oregon and was raised by her Jewish mother. She attended a Catholic high school and moved around frequently before settling down in Hollywood. At 18, Morgan started doing stand-up at coffee houses, youth hostels, and laundromats. She landed a writing job on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers“, which led her to become a writer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where she regularly performs as a stand-up. After moving to New York in 2009 to become a writer for the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Variety named Morgan a Top 10 Comic To Watch in 2010. In September of 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine included her in their “New Wave of Comedy”. Morgan moved back to Los Angeles in 2011 to write for the hit CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls”. Morgan is currently writing for the new ABC comedy series, “Downward Dog,” about a struggling millennial, Nan, from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. In 2013 she made a stand-up special for Netflix called Irish Goodbye.
In 2014 Murphy appeared on WTF with Marc Maron and discussed her relationship with the host Marc Maron.
Murphy has performed at The Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, as well as other festivals here and abroad. Each winter you can see her as the beer-swilling Hanukkah Fairy in Aimee Mann’s Christmas Show.