Everyone is affected by extreme weather but for the entertainment world, it has a unique affect. Obviously when weather is horrible, we are affected, like recently with all the cancellations in the Midwest due to the "blizzard" that never came (but the extreme cold that did). Or this fall with Hurricane Ian in Florida Shows were cancelled left and right in both cases and now with the Southwest issues, my flight plans for January shows are in jeopardy too.
But weather doesn't have to be extreme to affect our shows. And sometimes it's not even the weather. From years of experience producing and performing shows as not only a comedian but a musician as well, I know, for example that the first nice day of summer means nobody wants to be inside at a show. I also know the first very cold day of winter, nobody wants to go outside. Just as the first day after a few days of snow or extreme weather, people are ready go out to shows and very ready to laugh.
On the road, however, you learn that other uncontrollable factors affect your shows, like the Annual Gun show in town, or the local NFL team in the Playoffs or a former President holding a rally. It helps to plan ahead but sometimes, you just can't control what you cant control. The show must go on. #standup #careerchange #blizzard #formerlawyer
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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