Chicago Comedian Paul Frisbie







 
  CHICAGO COMEDIAN PAUL FRISBIE

"Paul Frisbie is a funny guy, even when he's not performing."
-- The Chicago Tribune


Paul Frisbie works out of Chicago, IL. He's a regular at clubs like Zanies', the Improv and the Funny Bone. He appears at casinos, colleges and corporate events all across the United States, and also works the cruise lines upon occasion. He has performed in all 50 states and in six foreign countries.  Frisbie is a recurring guest on the  nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show and is the author of The Chicago River From Your Window, currently available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and on Amazon.com.

Frisbie has shared the stage with household names like Adam Sandler, Michael Bolton,
Ron White and Jim Gaffigan.

The Public Speaker
Frisbie is also an established marketing and communications professional in the enervating world of Chicago advertising, and has been brought in to speak to advertising associations and communications majors all over the country.

COMEDIAN
"Comics will go anywhere. We visit spanking new cookie cutter suburbs and tired old river towns. We explore dusty mining communities in the Rocky Mountains and beachfront boardwalks on the Carolina coast. We see towns that have lost their purpose; where every other building is boarded up and fading signs advertise products and services that are no longer available. And then we hit the next town up the road, where there's a Starbuck's, a Boston Chicken, and a discount computer outlet. The lawns are mowed, the cars are new -- you've driven 100 years in just 20 miles.

"One week you're playing a comedy club for five nights; the next week you've got some corporate shows spread out between three different cities and three different states. You stay in every kind of hotel imaginable; from three-room suites with kitchenettes to odd little fishing motels with no cable TV and a handmade ashtray.'

"Entertainers call it 'The Road' and it's an addicting place. You head blindly off to places you've never been, to entertain people you've never seen, with no way to know what to expect. The crowd may be five or five thousand people. You'll find out when you get there -- and you can't wait.

"But it's all water under the bridge the next day. You check out of your hotel, you gas up the car and you go see what's waiting around the next bend in the road."

-- Paul Frisbie, Chicago, 2004

 

Points to Consider When Hiring a Comedian

Hiring a Comedian: Location
Comedians are used to travel. They think nothing of collecting a rental car at the airport and driving three hours out into the sticks. But if you're not in a major city with professional local acts, you can expect to budget for travel expenses and a hotel room.

Hiring a Comedian: Pricing
In every business experience and skill command a premium price. Folks generally want to hire a comedian who can be very funny without resorting to potty humor. Inconveniently, most "comedians" can't do that. So the ones who can are in high demand.

You'll pay less when you hire a comedian for a weekday show, or if he finds that your location is convenient travel routing for another gig that's already on his calendar.

Hiring a Comedian: Audience Size
Seasoned comedians aren't concerned about the size of your audience. In the same month Paul Frisbie may headline a busy county fair and find himself in front of the 11 people who showed up for the Friday late show in a comedy club on Fourth of July weekend. Every show is unique, and any comedian will tell you that adjusting to different environments is part of the fun. If your audience will be small, there's no need to worry about it. A comedian wouldn't.

Hiring a Comedian: It's All About You
A crowd likes it when the comedian tosses out a few lines that were obviously custom-tailored for that evening's event. A comedian not only doesn't mind if you call in advance to talk about your group, he's actually hoping you'll do that very thing.
 

Paul Frisbie -- Chicago Comedian












 

 

 

HIRE A COMEDIAN
Paul Frisbie works out of Chicago, IL. He's a regular at clubs like Zanies', the Improv and the Funny Bone. He appears at casinos, colleges and corporate events all across the United States, and also works the cruise lines upon occasion. He has performed in all 50 states and in six foreign countries.

Frisbie has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show and was recently the subject of a feature story in the Chicago Tribune Magazine. It's believed that Frisbie was the first comic on the planet to post a web site, which was subsequently featured in the nationwide bestseller, Netmarketing. Frisbie's own book, The Chicago River From Your Window,  is currently available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Frisbie is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign, where he owned and operated nightclubs and a laundromat/bar. He sold his clubs in 1992 to work full time as a standup comic and freelance writer.

Everybody has different tastes in music, movies and theater.  When in doubt,
hire a comedian.


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