This single dad has one of the toughest jobs ever: standup comedy. Learn more about Sean and watch his funny video The Man Song, a morning radio hit.
“I don’t take no crap from anybody … else but you!” sings SingularCity member and comedian Sean Morey in his radio hit, The Man Song. Each line starts out with a macho roar and ends with a henpecked whimper as in “I’m the man of this house … until you get home” and “I don’t want to hear a lot of whining … so I’ll shut up.” Is it any wonder that Sean’s song became a highly requested record on over one thousand radio morning shows across the country?
The 58-year-old performer says that after being married and divorced twice, he has plenty of real life experience to draw upon and the idea for the The Man Song came up when he thought of the first line: I don’t take no crap from anybody else but you. “I didn’t know where to go with it but I liked it and so I kept it in my notes,” Sean says. “A few years later I saw it and thought ‘What if every line in the song was like that? Heading one way and then twisting another?’”
The Man Song written and performed by Sean Morey.
Sean says he thinks people like the song because women love the premise and secondly, because there’s a joke in every line. “Audiences like rapid fire humor,” he says. “I know I do.”
As to living the single life, Sean says that lately, he’s been enjoying it a lot. “I prefer being in a relationship,” he says, “but I don’t want to settle so I am being very picky. There’s a lot to be said for being single with lots of freedom, but I am still looking for a best friend to spend the rest of my life with.”
He currently lives on a Chris Craft cabin cruiser in Marina Del Rey and enjoys spending time with Megan, his 13-year-old daughter from his second marriage. “Being a single dad is difficult sometimes,” he says, “but my daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me and pretty much a total joy.
A New York native who grew up on the Jersey Shore, Sean says that his dream, since the age of eight, was to become a comedian. He went to college at Northeastern University in Boston and started his career as a street entertainer on the Boston Common. His first national TV gig was an appearance on The Tonight Show. Johnny Carson was very impressed with his set, which he called “Just super!”
Over the years he appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show and many other TV shows. He has a national audience from his touring days and still performs in cities across America. In addition to The Man Song, several of his comedy songs have held “top requested” status on syndicated and local radio stations, his CDs have done well and several were on lists for the better comedy releases. The word on the street is that Sean is well respected in the comedy field — no easy task, given the “tough crowd” — and he personally knows many top comedians who often show up for his shows.
In fact, SingularCity is getting together to see Sean’s Comedy Club show on Saturday, January 28 on the heated Rooftop Patio of the Chin Chin in Brentwood. SingularCity members will receive half-off admission ($5) and 25 percent off of their food and beverage tab (cannot be combined with other coupons/offers). If you would like to attend, please RSVP on the SingularCity event page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll meet up at 7:30 pm. Sean’s show, which also features other comedians, will begin at 8 pm and lasts until 9:30 pm.
Reverse Life Cycle by Sean Morey.
This piece circulated on the web and was attributed to Andy Rooney, George Carlin, Woody Allen and others. Sean wrote it in the late 70s and performed it on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1980. Verified by Snopes.com.
“I think the most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. 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, you go to work. You work for forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement! You go to college, you do drugs, alcohol, you party, you have sex, 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 … You finish off as a gleam in somebody’s eye.”