Sam Morril isn’t afraid of a dark premise. “Sometimes I’ll say stuff and there’s an awkward silence and I’ll tell them, ‘There’s a joke coming. I’m not just telling you something horrible.’” He gives an example: “I have a joke that’s about the baby that got eaten by the alligator at Disney World, and it’s really not about that. I just use that to get to something else. It’s really about a woman who got really offended by that joke and I break down that.” Morril reasons the stage is one of the last places one can speak openly. “Socially you’d be a pariah, unless you hang out with comics all the time.” And sometimes that’s what the audience wants. “They want something they wouldn’t normally hear every day,” he adds. “There’s a challenge to making someone laugh with a dark premise, and that makes me excited about writing a joke.” But that’s not all, or even most, of what he does. “I like writing a good relationship joke or a joke about anything.” 18+.