For those that aren’t familiar, an “Irish Goodbye” is slang for the act of sneaking out of an event, party, or show without saying goodbye to the people there. One minute you’re there and the next you are gone. I’ve also heard this described as the “Southern Sneakout,” and my co-workers and I have also come to calling it “Keysering” after Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects… one minute he’s there and then ‘poof’ he’s gone.
The reason I bring any of this up is because comedian Morgan Murphy has chosen this phrase as the title of her debut stand-up comedy album that just hit stores this week. Almost alluding that her demeanor is a quiet and sneaky one. Which isn’t that far off. As someone whose had the chance to see Murphy perform stand-up live on more than one occasion she’s unbelievably witty with a deadpan delivery. Think Steven Wright if he were turned up just a notch.
Murphy’s first target is always herself, but won’t hesitate to bring down everyone from Planned Parenthood to teenage sexters. She’s been performing stand-up since the age of 18 while still in college and landed some early appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and made the late night rounds on other shows as well. Murphy has written for roasts and was one of the original writers for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Her current day job is penning scripts for the CBS hit sitcom 2 Broke Girls and her television writing has earned her Emmy nominations. But it’s her stand-up that’s truly on display on Irish Goodbye which is available digitally via Comedy Dynamics.