Mike Morrell is a comedian and comedy writer.
Mike began in comedy while studying in Christchurch, New Zealand, performing as part of a theatresports and Improv troupe. He performed in local theatres and won regional competitions, later performing twice weekly in front of 700+ audiences. He became Captain of the troupe in 2009, and taught Improvisation classes, while also appearing in The Planemaker (USC, 2008) and the Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival. These early experiences in improv and drama were Mike's first taste of working the crowd, influencing his later, free-flowing style in stand up comedy.
While in New Zealand, Mike also won Best Short & Best Actor for his experimental film Blackbird.Upon returning to the UK, he later wrote and directed a short documentary, Chasing Hope, that premiered at Cannes Short Film Corner (2009). The documentary was produced by Ronald Eltanal, Reel Ideas Studios, NY, USA.
Mike attended Westminster Film School 2009 - 2013 on a silver scholarship. Here he worked on numerous award winning shorts and learnt the business of production. Mike later graduated from Westminster Film School, having specialised in screenwriting. During his tenure, he worked as a script developer and writer with Hazzardous Entertainment formulating new pilot ideas, as well as acting as regular contributor to The QH magazine. He also worked as assistant writer to Cordelia Donovan on the production of her documentary Suck My Fat. During his time in London, Mike worked as Head of Media for Amnick Social Enterprise, producing videos, photography and articles for various trade magazines.
In 2014/2015, Mike travelled to Thailand and Cyprus, working freelance as a content provide and freelance diving instructor, as well as performing open mic nights at tourist bars.
Mike is now performing comedy across the UK.