Shelley Morgan, Hero of “Dead Comic Standing” by Karen Vaughan

What is your story?

Basically the comedians at two different clubs in Edmonton are getting knocked off by a serial killer.

Who are you?

My name is Shelley Morgan one of the comedians at Comic F/X

Where do you live?

A suburb of Edmonton Alberta, Canada

Are you the hero of your own story?

Any one who avoided getting knocked off, along with Edmonton’s finest

What is your problem in the story?

There is a serial killer with no sense of humor running around stabbing stand up comedians because he just can’t take a joke and another heckler who keeps giving me a hard time in particular.

Do you embrace conflict?

I don’t go looking for it, but I can hold my own in a fight.

Do you run from conflict?

Only if guns and knives involved

How do you see yourself?

Strong independent woman, with a sense of humor

How do your friends see you?

Caring funny person

How do your enemies see you?

Sarcastic bitch

How does the author see you?

Strong caring and funny

Do you have a hero?

Jeff Beals is my rock and I think George Carlin for his deep comic insights about life

What do you regret?

Not seeing that my ex-Charlie/Hank had some deep emotional trauma that lead him to kill.

What, if anything, haunts you?

That so many people had to die at Charlie’s hands

Are you lucky?

Lucky I found Jeff and that the guy from Australia saved me from being choked by Gordo

What was your childhood like?

Not easy, mom raised us alone after dad died but she did her best with me and the boys

Do you like remembering your childhood?

Yes great fodder for jokes.

Who was your first love?

I thought it was Charlie.

Who is your true love?


Have you ever had an adventure?

Life is an adventure

Was there a major turning point in your life?

Deciding to do the comedy thing as opposed to going right into practice as a psychologist

Was there ever a defining moment of your life?

Getting my first laugh in a club was pretty special.

Name some items in your purse, briefcase, or pockets.

Clorets, my cell, makeup bag

What are the last five entries in your check registry?

Mortgage and car payments, utilities, Visa bill, and check written to mom

What are the last three books you read?

The Stand, Complete Idiots guide to Stand Up Comedy, The Thornbirds

If you were at a store now, what ten items would be in your shopping cart?

Jeans a good blazer, funky hat, scarves, sexy undies, sun glasses, thick hoodie, sweats, sexy sling-backs, nikes a little black Gucci dress

How do you envision your future?

Jeff, 3 kids, and a great career in mental health.

One Response to “Shelley Morgan, Hero of “Dead Comic Standing” by Karen Vaughan”

  1. Sheila Deeth Says:

    Sounds a fun character!

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