Burn out is real. For the last few years, I have been doing about 35-40 shows a month. I never wished to have a day off, to be honest but now I look forward to it. I don't think the burn out is from the actual performances, but more with the politics of being a working comedian with no representation; sending avails, promoting shows, social media. It all takes time away from the joys of comedy which is performing and writing. If I don't send out my avails to the clubs, producers and bookers, I don't get shows. It's that simple.
I am taking a little break from the "grind" of doing 6-10 shows a week in 2024 and focusing on other ways to use my talents. I have a new podcast coming up and am working on some non-scripted shows to pitch. I also have been working with my non-profit to raise money for causes, specifically Parkinson's Foundation, which I am doing an event for in December and hope you can make. I will always welcome shows and events where I can emcee or perform.
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Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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