In 2000 , I saw my first stand up comedy show live. I told my friend Tracey Wolfe that I loved Jake Johansen and she found out that he was playing at Zanies Comedy Club. I had grown up memorizing Eddie Murphy, Andrew Dice Clay and Chris Rock bits but never went to a live comedy show
Walking into the room, I remember being shocked that this comedian I had just seen on Conan and Letterman was performing in such a small intimate setting. Making everyone die laughing. I remember shaking his hand after the show and being somewhat star struck.
Performing stand up comedy was not on my radar at the time, as I was a musician, music promoter and part time attorney. It’s crazy that twenty years later, I am headlining the same club in less than one week. Check out the promo below that Steven Haas wrote and directed. I hope you can make it next Tuesday. Limited tickets are available. Link in comments. #chicagolawyer #comedyshow #chicagoevents
Paul Farahvar Comedy