Interview: Elliott Morgan talks Premature on Vimeo

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Comedian and vlogging fav Elliott Morgan recently released his comedy special, Premature, on Vimeo. Tube chum had a quick chinwag with the YouTuber about his newest project.

You most likely recognise Mr Elliott Morgan from his time presenting daily news over on SourceFed, but the talented entertainer has plenty more tricks up his sleeve.

[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”It is, dare I say, the most accurate representation of who I am yet”[/pullquote]

His latest project, Premature, has now dropped on Vimeo, offering lols-a-plenty in a hilarious, fresh hour-long comedy special.

Speaking over on the Premature website, Elliott explains: “My one-hour comedy special features jokes about the Internet, feminism, religion, and most importantly, Space Camp. It is, dare I say, the most accurate representation of who I am yet. Yes, even more accurate than that Elliott C. Morgan guy over on The Study, and more accurate than whoever that vlogger is over at YouTube.com/ElliottMorgan”.

“So, I hope you enjoy Premature. I hope it tickles you in your funny spot, and I hope it brings warmth and mirth to you during these cold, desolate winter months”.

Elliott’s Premature show dropped on Vimeo on December 10th, and the former SourceFed member told Tube Chum that reaction to the release has been great. We caught up with Elliott to ask some questions about his work on the project and what lies ahead.

For folk that aren’t familiar with your work, how would you describe Premature?

Have you ever been to a tent revival? Or felt the shared experience of cultural groupthink? Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? It’s not like any of those things.

What has the reaction to the release been like so far?

The reaction has been really great! The feedback has been amazing.

I can’t believe I have an audience that’s actually smart. They see what I’m doing. They’re along for the ride. Even if they don’t love a particular joke, they’re still on board. That’s a huge confidence booster for such a risky creative venture. Reading this answer really shows me how much I love adjectives..

How much preparation and planning went into the show?

Deep Sea Anglerfish mate for life, and the female carries the male around on her underside forever. The male’s entire body shuts down, except for the reproductive system. Metaphorically, I was a male Deep Sea Anglerfish, and Premature was the female.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I had to focus my comedic abilities on Premature, so I let my channel take a hiatus[/pullquote]

Is it tough juggling your stand up work with YouTube?

Yeah – something had to give, just on a creative level.

I had to focus my comedic abilities on Premature, so I let my YouTube channel take a hiatus. I also stopped writing, which I rarely do. I’m excited to jumpstart those things again, though.

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Can you see yourself launching more comedy specials on Vimeo in the future?

If Vimeo would have me, absolutely. They’ve been really great. I call them the HBO of digital content. Not sure if they like that or not, but I’m a rebel and they can’t stop me from speaking my mind.

You know? Do you know?

Find out more on Premature over on Elliott Morgan’s website.

Have you caught Premature on Vimeo? Let us know what you thought of the show by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

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