Not that kind of cancelled but I had a string of four show cancellation lately, all in one week. . Three of them were re-scheduled but one really stung. I had my first cancellation this week due to lack of interest. That hurts. Bad.
I have never had a situation where a venue had to cancel a show for lack of ticket sales. It was definitely an ego bruiser and I had no idea that was a possible outcome.
I do shows all over the country in towns where people dont know me, and somehow, I have a small enough draw in most places where I can make it work, especially with some promotion on my podcast, online and in social media.
For all my shows, I take the same steps to promote shows, some ads placed on social media and a push on my podcast and magically, crowds just appear!
For this show, I did the same thing and thought for sure I would have a good show, especially in a town where I actually knew people and had people asking me when I was coming to that town. No dice.
its a hustle, this game of comedy and sometimes you lose. But you gotta keep at it and try not to get bitter. Hope to see you all at the upcoming shows, especially my show at Zanies in Rosemont on sunday. My first time headlining there. Check out the link for details in the comments and please spread the word. I can’t afford to have a low turnout!
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Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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