Home sweet home. Chicago! Such an amazing couple weeks being back in Chicago and doing some clubs I used to consider home like Zanies Comedy Club and new venues like Lincoln Lodge. While crowds are still at limited capacity, nearly all the crowds have been electric. And the number of shows I do weekly has finally equaled that of pre-COVID times. Moreover, instead of always doing "sure fire" material on weekend shows, I am taking more chances on stage with new jokes. Pre-COVID, I would save the newer "unproven" material for weekday shows or open mics, but I have found the confidence to try them in the middle of "proven" material sets. The excitement of telling new jokes usually translates to laughter. (Not always though, and that's ok!) The downside of so many shows again is the lack of time to write new material. I try to write at least 30 minutes a day and its been hard to stay to that schedule. Nonetheless, its a good problem to have when you are on stage, which is also where I write most of my material. #shows #standupcomedian #careerchange
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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