It's hard not to feel snubbed when you don't get something you asked for. As comedians, that "something" is often a festival invitation, a call back for an audition or even a weekend of shows at your favorite club. I always live by the Conan O'Brien motto to work hard and be kind for amazing things to happen but sometimes that's just not enough. I look around sometimes and see peers receive accolades and chances (as they should) and wish it was me. It's hard not to let the perceived rejection cause mental anguish. But I don't let it eat me up.
Sometimes when it rains, it pours. I had a string of amazing shows and opportunities followed by a string of losses and radio silence. Ups and downs in comedy, just like in life. Move forward, like a tank is what I was once told by a great mentor. I keep working hard and keeping spreading kindness in hopes of better roads ahead. It's not a race, its a marathon and everything is temporary. Looking forward to the string of great shows ahead!
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Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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