The answer is yes. I think most comedians will tell you the same thing or a different version of it, but everything we do revolves around our comedy careers, if the goal is to make this more than just a hobby. We have to "show face" at comedy clubs, take meetings for projects we know may never be made, do media appearances at ungodly hours, and lastly (and most importantly), spend hours and hours of time producing content for social media.
For me, I have always had an unhealthy amount of ambition in everything I do. I take that work ethic installed in my by my father and apply it to everything I do professionally. Before comedy, I did that in law and music as well. It earned my a successful music career with very little talent and countless wins and awards as a trial lawyer, again with very little knowledge and talent.
As for comedy, I left a very comfortable life, earning a very modest income to pursue comedy. A career that maybe one percent of people really "succeed" to the level of being household names. I am going to do everything in my power to pursue it and make it my life. So yes, comedy is basically my life and no, I can't go to that concert, your casino night and I will have to decline on that half birthday party as well. #comedy #careerchange #standup #formerlawyer #career #ambition
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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