Georgie Morrell is a stand-up comedian, writer and blogger. I do my stand-up show A Poke in the Eye and am working on the next one, The Morrell Highground. I also do improv, sketch, stand-up, compere, podcasts and a bit of acting. I graduated Drama Studio London in 2011. Go to this link if you want to my full, pouting CV. For comedy CV go here -http://www.comedycv.co.uk/georgiemorrell/index.html.
I write for and am deputy editor, of the topical website The New Establishment. Click the link to find out more.
I write for The Huffington Post-http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/georgie-morrell. I am contributor to RNIB Insight magazine and RNIB Campaignes-https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/young-people-families/Comedian-Georgie-on-blindness
I co host a podcast! Queen of the Hungle! Welcome to the Hungle! https://soundcloud.com/user-33667106/4-sex-and-relationships-part-1Subscribe to us on Itunes! Tweet us @hunglequeens
Latest Updates-Help Georgie get to Edinburgh! I am trying to raise the last few funds to get me to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year! Follow this link for more info and chip in-https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/georgie-goes-to-edinburgh/x/13024854#/
A Poke in the Eye @ Brighton Fringe Festival got rave reviews! http://www.thereviewshub.com/brighton-fringe-georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye-the-warren//
A Poke in the Eye was @ The Soho Theatre and got rave reviews! https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/149345/georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye-soho-theatre-review. /
I was on TV! Thank you Channel 5! https://youtu.be/NXKeALwEsPo/
I'm in Time Out! https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/meet-the-partially-sighted-london-comedian-turning-blindness-into-lols-032217/
I'm on the BBC!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08l3mlm/bbc-ouch-storytelling-live?suggid=b08l3mlm
Next stop for A Poke in the Eye is Brighton! 23-25th May 8pm @ The Warren-Studio 3, Brighton Fringe Festival 2017. Tickets-https://www.otherplacebrighton.co.uk/2751/georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye
Latest blog from Georgie @ Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/georgie-morrell/blindness-year_b_15056744.html
Tickets on sale for me new Ed Fringe show! https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Georgie%20Morrell%3A%20The%20Morrell%20High%20Ground%22
A Poke in the Eye is being developed for radio with producer Andy Goddard. Watch this space for more updates!
A Poke in the Eye is the part autobiographical, part fiction, part sexy new comedy written by partially-sighted comedian Georgie Morrell.
One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life…
Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers?
Just some of the many questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see… literally. Recounting stories of doctors, sexual fantasies, binge drinking, (sometimes all at the same time) family dramas and drug use. We hear a unique account of what it is to face inevitable blindness with her very own brand of humour. LOL! Being disabled is her excuse to do exactly what she wants, say what she wants and live her one-eyed life as she wants.
My stand-up show A Poke in the Eye is off to Leicester Comedy Festival! 23rd and 25th February. http://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye-2//
Listen to me chatting about my show last year on BBC Ouch! Get me!
A few cheeky reviews from my Edinburgh run! http://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/lifestyle-and-leisure/lifestyle/new-comedy-show-explores-sight-loss. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/poke-in-the-eye/
Want to hear me chat?! Well you can! #podcastadventures https://podcastadventures.com/2016/07/02/episode-23-georgie-and-natasha-the-partially-sighted-comedians-ed-friends/
'The public Georgie Morrell clearly doesn’t feel sorry for herself; the private one, however, admits to having faced the demons of despair during her darkest (no pun intended) hours. She’s also pragmatic about the fact that her sight could fail again in the future. Of course, there’s only so much career as a stand-up that can be drawn from regaling tales of one’s disability; however, one suspects there’s much more to Morrell than this one show. A seat on Graham Norton’s sofa surely awaits.'-4.5* The Reviews Hub
"Ultimately, A Poke in the Eye was surprisingly funny and not at all what I was expecting. I, along with the rest of the audience was thoroughly entertained. In my mind, I would have loved it to go on longer but then realised that we were dealing with someone’s disability here. I have to admit that if the worst ever happens to me, I hope I can face it with half the strength of character that Georgie showed because then I know I will survive.' https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/149345/georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye-soho-theatre-review/
"She hooks you in by chatting like a best mate and before you know it, you've learnt something important, a very rare skill indeed"-Beth Vyse.
'Brilliant Raconteur.'-Richard Gadd.
'Inspirational.'-The Reviews Hub.
"Overacting, repetitions and exaggerations are in place when it comes to a piece like this and Georgie Morrell as Samantha is very good at characterising it, playing a diva with red lips, cigarette and sexy dress that manages to seduce every male on earth, including our detective Johnny." Vesna Hauschild, London Pub Theatres 2016
"Get a look in for tickets if you can. And keep your good eye open for sightings of this remarkable comic and semi-visionary writer." A Poke in the Eye M. Laura Thomas, London Pub Theatres 2015
'As soon as Georgie bounds out onto the floor, you can see how she managed to find humour even in this dark period of her life. She gives off waves of positive energy and seems like a woman very much in control of her audience, engaging everyone so confidently you wouldn't expect she only has one good eye. '-Metro Blind Sport-2016.
A Poke in the Eye is currently in development as a radio sitcom with producer Andy Goddard.
A Poke in the Eye @ 8.30pm. 4th-28th August-Laughing Horse- Caberet Voltaire, Cinema Room. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Morrell High Ground @ 3pm. 4th-28th August Daisy, Med Quad @ Underbelly. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
21st July The Morrell High Ground @ 8pm Kings Head Theatre, London 2017.
14th July The Morrell High Ground @ 8pm Kings Head Theatre, London 2017.
5th/6th July. Georgie Morrell Double Bill @ Writer's Avenue Season @The Courtyard Theatre, London 2017.
1st July @ Oxford Off the Beat Festival 6pm @ Old Fire Station Studio Oxford. 2017
21st June. The Morrell High Ground Preview@ 8pm Star of Kings with Pernilla Holland. London 2017.
17th June Hasting Comedy Festival. Ye Olde Pump House. 2017
14th June @9.30pm. Old Red Lion @ Brick Lane. The Old Truman Brewery (91-95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.
23rd-25th May 8pm @ The Warren-Studio 3, Brighton Fringe Festival 2017.
29th May 7.30pm @ Monday Bites. Rosemary Branch Theatre. London. 2017
28th May 7.30pm @ Vaulty Towers, London. 2017
5th May. 7.30pm @ RC Comedy, Rose and Crown Kentish Town. .2017
16th May @ 7.30pm Wise Crack Comedy, Tram Depot Cambridge. 2017.
28th April 7.30pm @ Starfish Comedy, London. 2017
26th April Kanga and Roo @ The Miller, 5 a Side Improv, London. 2017
14th April Kanga and Roo @ The Nursery Improv, London. 2017
5th April 7.30pm @ CMP Comedy Club, Pj McGintys & Sons, 15 Northgate Street, IP1 3 Ipswich, Suffolk
3rd April 9.15pm @ The Night, Zedel Bar, London.
25th March 7.30pm. Edinburgh preview. @ RC Comedy @ Rose and Crown, Kentish Town London.
18th March 2.30pm Soho Comedy Lab, Soho Theatre, London.
19th March 6pm Finding the Funny, Camden Comedy Club, London.
16th 7.30pm Hatch #2 Southwark Platform, London.
8th March. @ Backyard Comedy Club. BBC Ouch! Live Storytelling Event.
3rd March 7.30pm @ RC Comedy, Rose and Crown Kentish Town. .2017
2nd March 7.30pm @ Newham Smokers, Darwin College, Cambridge.2017.
23rd and 25th February @ The Regent Bar and Duffys, Leicester Comedy Festival 2017.
9th Feb 73.30th Vyse Squad, Camden Comedy Club, London.
3rd February London Improv Theatre, London. @2017.
18thJanuary, the Miller, Hoopla Improv, London.
2nd January, The Night @ The Bill Murray, London.
17th December, Soho Theatre, London.
13th December, RC Comedy, London.
24th November, Comedy Mash, Folkstone.
26th October The Diodes Harold Improv @ The Arts Space, London
24th October A Poke in the Eye, Women in Comedy Night @ Gullivers Lounge, Manchester.
22nd and 23rd October Compere/MC for Open Mic Women in Comedy Night @ Gullivers Lounge, Manchester.
20th October-SUTC Charity gig-Blackpool. 7.30pm.
18th October- Brew Ha Ha, Essex. 7.30pm.
16th October-7.30pm. Sunday Stick @ Rose and Crown, London
11th and 12th October 7pm. Soho Theatre-A Poke in the Eye.
19th September The Diodes Improv-The Katzen.
16th September- Starfish Comedy, London
4th-28th August. A Poke in the Eye @ Just the Tonic-The Caves. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
29th July 7pm Hope N Mics. Fundraising for RLSB @Kobi Nazrul Centre
19th-9.30pm / 23rd 2.30pm July 2016: A Poke in the Eye @ Kings Head Theatre #46 Festival
17th July 2016 1.30pm A Poke in the Eye @ Fringe in a Day, Angel Comedy, London. www.tickettext.co.uk/georgie-morrell/a-poke-in-the-eye-edinburgh-preview-14062016
9th July 2016: Brainchild Comedy Night @ BrainChild Festival. http://2016.brainchildfestival.co.uk
8th July 2016:7.30pm A Poke in the Eye @ Hen & Chickens. Double bill with Naomi Petersen! https://www.unrestrictedview.co.uk/buy-tickets/?ee=724
4th July Improv @ Katzen Harold Night The Diodes Team-Monkey Toast.
2nd July2016 Soho Thetare Comedy Lab Sharing http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/comedy-lab-plus-sharing/
30th June 2016 Guest Appearance on 'Ed and Friends' Podcast
15th June 2016. Fundraising for Funny @ Ophelia Theatre.
17th June 2016. Guest Appearance on The LIL Show @theLILshow
14th June 2016 7.30pm A Poke in the Eye @ Backyard Comedy Club.
12th May 2016 7.30pm Monkey Toast Improv @ Clapham Omnibus
9 March 2016: Crowley & Co. Variety Night @ Wenlock & Essex
8 March 2016: Harold Night Level 3 Improv @ The Proud Archivist
25 - 28 November 2015: A Poke in the Eye @ Canal Café Theatre
If you want to have a chat with me or get me involved in any writing or gigs etc then drop me an email... go for it…I might even reply…Or just follow me! Everyone else is!!