Rubber-faced Canadian Greg Morton has been hailed as a young, hyper Bill Cosby, which, let's be honest, beats the old, tired one hands down. Morton took the long route to stand-up working first as an animator on shows like Scooby Doo with a segue into voice-over work in TV and film before ultimately settling on the stage. His show moves fast and his smooth delivery and precise diction belie the slapstick elements that pepper his act.
Morton, a frequent Vegas headliner, has a rep for being fast on his feet and rough on hecklers. He's been known to riff for 15 to 20 minutes at the top of his set before drifting into his scripted routine, but he's best known for his two minute retelling of the original Star Wars trilogy, complete with sound effects, and his manic musical finale that features impressions of Mick Jagger, Prince and Tina Turner among others. It comes highly recommended.
Morton is slotted at Crackers in Broad Ripple (6281 N. College Ave., 317-255-4211) from Wednesday through Sunday. Also appearing is Josh Snead. Tickets start at $8 and go to $20, except Wednesday which is ladies night (free) and Thursday which is college night ($5 with ID). Shows at 8:30 p.m.; 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The early shows on Saturday and Sunday are non-smoking. Get a free taste at www.gregmorton.com.