I get asked all the time, “whats my favorite city to perform in?” It’s really not about the city, though, it’s about the club. So many cities, I love to visit because they are fun or I get to see friends, or even the hotel is amazing. But the places that I mark on my calendar as being “My favorite” are clubs that know how to run a show.
From promoting their comedians and shows to ensuring the show is a positive experience for everyone (comedian and audience), certain clubs just know how to make it work. Audiences know that if they go there, they will likely see one of the best comedians in the country. Comedians know that the audience will be well behaved and the staff will take care of them, if and when the crowd is rowdy. I have MANY favorite clubs and last week, I was at one of them: ACME comedy club in Minneapolis.
From the minute the first show started on a Wednesday to the last minute of the last show on Saturday, every moment was pure joy. The crowds were ready to laugh and the staff made sure the comedians were taken care of. I was actually depressed when I had to get off stage on the last show, knowing that it would be a while until I experienced such joy. Usually during a week of six shows, one show will be bad. Not at ACME. We were competing with Taylor Swift, Pride weekend, a few other festivals and amazing weekend of weather. The people came in droves to see comedy. They were well behaved, well informed and open minded. I can’t wait to be back. Thank you to Louis and the staff at ACME for a weekend of pure bliss. #standup #acme #formerlawyer #comedylife #minneapolis
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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