We had the good fortune of connecting with Ben Morrison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ben, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was one of self-reliance. After a decade of being bounced around the Hollywood system with middling results It was obvious to me that my options were either quit, or take matters into my own hands. Thus Superfunny Inc. was born.
Superfunny is an incubator for all the things I want to do, from live comedy events, to short-films, to branded content campaigns the entity that is Superfunny allows me to be as creative as I want to be, when I want to be. I would advise anyone reading this whose professional life consists mainly of waiting around to be selected for someone else’s project to believe that there’s no reason someone else couldn’t be waiting around for your project.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I wouldn’t say getting here has been easy, but it’s sure been fun. I’ve been a performer since I was a kid, and have always worked in some form of performance or expression. I’ve overcome the challenges by sheer tenacity, I never accepted defeat, and saw every setback as a way to learn and better myself.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m very fond of my new neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, I love it! My new favorite spots are The One Up on Ventura, amazing drinks and food plus free classic arcade games?! Sign me up. And The Chimneysweep, this legendary dive bar (that’s actually really nice) that just re-opened on Woodman.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, for being the perfect, historic venue to launch Superfunny, Jason Cook, the brand director for the incredible branding and design work, my long time partner-in-crime Greg Romero Wilson (also the co-star of Superfunny’s new series Factory Made), and Evan White, the PR wiz that made Factory Made possible.