Morgan Murphy: The Lethal Wit
"I got an electric car recently," says Morgan Murphy in one of her best stand-up bits. "They're terrible. They don't work. I know they don't work because I was in my garage last week for 10 hours trying to kill myself." Murphy, 29, has one of comedy's best deadpans, and she's bringing it to the writers' room of 2 Broke Girls, a sitcom about down-on-their-lucky Brooklyn ladies. "I think it's good," Murphy says. "And I hate everything."
Murphy was one of the original monologue writers on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, helping to give the show its voice. "Monologues were fun because Jimmy does characters," she says. "It's like you're writing a stand-up bit."
Murphy has toured with comics like Patton Oswalt, but she doesn't like to say she's a stand-up: "I just tell people I'm a writer. If you're on a plane, you can't be funny on the spot. I don't want to constantly impress people I don't care about."
By Erika Berlin