Given my professional background in promotions (Music) and law, I always end up talking to venue owners and managers about the business of comedy. I also like to get feedback, positive and negative.
I recently had a venue booker tell me he likes me but does not think I am funny, but he still has me at his club because he likes me personally and thinks I am professional. What???
On the other hand, I had another booker tell me I am so funny but I don’t have enough tv credits so he can’t headline me at his larger club. The best comment I ever got was from a manager who said I am too good to be a feature (middle act) because I make it too hard for the headliner to follow me. Sadly, however, I only get headline spots at his club on "off nights" instead of weekends.
Hopefully with social media and some TV credits, I can get over the hump in 2022. It's a hard racket, this comedy, but I still love it. I had fun weekends in Reno and Las Vegas, doing 21 shows in 11 days with no days off. Follow me on social media and check out my website for upcoming dates in Florida, Tennesee and Chicago. #comedy #careerchange #standup #formerlawyer #positivethinking
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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