Chicago Comedian Paul Frisbie


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It's hours and hours until show time. So I'm on the beach outside the comedy condo, playing in the sand. I'm recreating the Seven Wonders of the World and various other ancient buildings. (Modern buildings are too hard. Try building the Eiffel Tower out of sand and you'll see what I mean.)

The longer I'm at it, the more the tourists are stopping to take pictures. They think I'm some sort of beach artist. (And that's where I got this Polaroid.)

Finally this little kid comes over and plunks herself down on top of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I suppose that one must have looked the most comfortable. And she started rebuilding my creations to suit her own tastes. She chatted away at a mile a minute while she worked, and we had a grand old time.

She was the only one who understood the situation. I wasn't making art. I was just playing in the sandbox.

-- Paul Frisbie


Paul Frisbie the Beach Artist


Paul Frisbie -- Chicago Comedian