Ups & Downs Part 2
What a great feeling to see my scheduling filling back up with show dates! Lots of new clubs giving me an opportunity to perform on their stages, based on word of mouth, persistence and what I hope is my talent. I look forward to the show and will work hard to succeed like I did recently at JP's Comedy Club, Off The Hook Comedy Club, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, House of Comedy and Comedy Zone.
On the flip side, some venues have gone radio silent on me. Like all businesses, there are politics involved in getting shows and some ‘gatekeepers' have their own ideas of who they want to work with, despite the obvious talents of others. They have that right, of course but its frustrating when fans ask, “Why are you not performing at (popular venue) anymore?“ and you don’t have an answer. If you want to see a comedian at your favorite club, just ask the club, not the comedian when they will be back. When you buy tickets to comedy shows, mention your favorite comedians. Also follow them on social media!
When faced with adversity, comedians can either give up or produce their own opportunities. I have chosen the latter and will be on more new stages in the coming months. See you all soon, I hope!
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Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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