Recently, I headlined one of the best clubs in the country for the first time. A club that I was trying to get a guest spot (Unpaid short set) back in 2017 and only recently became a regular as a feature. It was a goal for a long time coming.
It was surreal to see my name on the calendar and on promotions leading up to show, next to headliners I grew up watching and was lucky enough to open for in the recent past. I worried about if I would be able to draw people, given the lack of name recognition I have and lack of TV credits. I promoted as best I could and tried to get the word out with multiple clips of my jokes and crowd work. It worked and I had a nice size crowd show up!
I received so many kind messages from people who bought tickets, saying they were looking forward to the show. On the night of the show, I planned to run my new hour of material I want to record next year, but given the crowd vibe, it ended up being something a little looser. I had a blast and it went by way too fast. After the show I met some people who had seen me open for others in the past and were happy to see my success. I was invited to return! Onward! #formerlawyer #comedy #standupcomedy
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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