I'm not going to lie. It feels good to be recognized in public for my work. Especially when people have nice things to say to me or remember one of my jokes. I used to get uncomfortable when people give me compliments in public after recognizing me, but I have learned to enjoy it and "smell the roses". Two quick stories with the first and last time.
The first time it happened to me was seven years ago when a cashier recognized. It was funny because I was picking up a Domino's pizza to eat all by myself, late on a Saturday night after shows. The glamorous life of comedy.
The last time it happened to me was when I was opening for a famous comedian while we were out eating. When we go out to eat, this comedian is often approached for pictures and he is super sweet to his fans but this time it was funny because, they only recognized me, and not the other much more famous comedian. The guy remembered my closer from the last time I was in town and quoted it (poorly). What a time. #comedian #formerlawyer #careerchange #tuesdaythoughts
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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