New solo comedy offers a twisted look at LGBT+ history. Performed live and outdoors. 
Saturdays, October 17 & 24 at Now & Then (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

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"You're about to be converted to the fandom." -- Time Out

"His chutzpah and distinct voice sound like someone with way more years of experience under his (often undone) belt” - The List

"I have no doubt he is going to go very far." -- ScotsGay

"Witty, biting, and sharp." -- deadline.

Your history class wasn’t gay enough and Sam Morrison is mad about it. In this follow up to his critically acclaimed Hello, Daddy, Sam’s on a mission to give our queer forefathers -- our FOUNDING DADDIES -- their rightful place in history and the respect they deserve. A hilarious romp through time that asks important questions like: who was really our first gay president? History is chock full of incredible and very real LGBTQIA+ heroes that you likely already know… but not like this.

FOUNDING DADDIES will be presented for two performances only, Saturdays October 17 & 24 at 6pm outside on the tented, spacious backdoor patio at Now & Then (290 Meserole St. Brooklyn, NY 11206-1733 -- 2 blocks from the L train at Montrose). Running time is 1 hour. Tickets are $20 available at There is no minimum, but you must purchase food and drink to attend. 21+ only.

Following in the footsteps of Sandra Bernhard, John Leguizamo, Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho, Sam Morrison is one of New York’s most exciting up and coming comedian/storytellers. He has performed standup at the most prestigious showcases in the country including the Stand-up NBC Finals at The Hollywood Improv, The Tonight Show showcase at New York Comedy Club, RuPaul’s DragCon at The Javits Center, & Best of New Talent at TBS’ New York Comedy Festival. He is also a writer on Blind Date, hosted by Nikki Glaser, currently airing on Bravo. He has been featured in the NY Times, Time Out, GQ, Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, National Lampoon, The Independent, The Guardian, Metro UK, and his writing has been published in Chortle. You may have seen him on the Travel Channel, PBS, or heard him on SiriusXM. His debut solo show ‘Hello, Daddy’  at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 met with critical acclaim and Sam got listed as one of the best jokes of the fringe from multiple publications including the Independent, GQ and Edinburgh Evening News.

Spencer Whale (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director pursuing his MFA at Columbia. A former Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club, his New York projects include Sam Morrison’s Hello, Daddy! at Dixon Place and the premiere of 100 Aker Wood. He recently developed and directed the world premiere of Quentin Crisp: The Last Word in conjunction with the Quentin Crisp Estate, as well as the Pittsburgh premiere of Fun Home for Front Porch Theatricals (Post-Gazette’s Top 10 of 2019). He was the inaugural Directing and Producing Fellow at City Theatre, where he directed the 20th Anniversary EQT Young Playwrights Festival, developed new plays Air Space and The Desired in workshop, and assisted such productions as Nomad Motel (NNPN Rolling World Premiere), A Funny Thing Happened..., and The Guard. Other favorite projects include LUNGS, Titus Andronicus, and Melancholy Play. Spencer is a graduate of Cornell University, and has also worked with the Pittsburgh Public, Quantum, Kinetic, and Hangar Theaters; Pittsburgh CLO; Hiawatha Project; and THE TRIP.