This is almost laughable now for me when someone responds to a promotion and asks this about a show.
I have been promoting a show for weeks on all social media platforms and the night before the show, I usually send one last "hail Mary" to remind people of the show. Someone saw this and said, "Oh we didn't know you were in town. When are you here next, we made plans tomorrow so we can't make it."
It may be true that social media buried my multiple posts about the show and they did not see it, as I know currently that is happening on a couple platforms. But more than likely, it was not a priority for them to go see a comedy show. And that's totally fine. I don't expect people to circle the date on a calendar when I first mention I am coming to town. I am not there yet. But don't message comedians and say this. It makes us feel like all the time spent promoting was wasted (and we all hate promoting but its a necessary evil).
Also, more than likely, we don't know when we are coming back. Most venues don't book you out in advance and sometimes only book you again if the show goes well. And by "well" it does not necessarily matter how funny you were, but more, how many tickets you sold.
Speaking of which, I am in Alameda next weekend and Denver the week. And the next time I am in Chicago is in Rosemont on the tenth of Deecemburrr. Spread the word! #livecomedy #standup #formerlawyer
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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