After 15 years in sales leadership for companies like Yahoo! and Facebook, Paul Ollinger chased the comedy dream that has taken him all over North America, opening for top comics like Daniel Tosh, Dave Attell, Chelsea Handler, and Norm Macdonald. He has also opened for major music acts, including Styx and Collective Soul. In 2019, Paul headlined the legendary Carolines on Broadway in New York City as part of their Breakout Artist Series. An official selection of the Boston, Laughing Skull, Asheville, and Big Pine Comedy Festivals, Paul plays comedy clubs, country clubs, and corporate events all over North America.
Chicago based Farahvar delights audiences with his unique, quick witted dry humor, centered on being an aging bachelor and former litigator. After becoming a staple on the Chicago Comedy Scene for a few years at his home club Laugh Factory, he began touring in 2016, first as a handpicked feature for headliners like Demetri Martin and Gary Gulman, and later as a headliner. With no manager or agent, he managed to build a following in multiple cities, even selling out rooms in Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Scottsdale and Tampa in the last year. When he is not headlining he travels with Dusty Slay and Bret Ernst as their hand picked feature. He was runner up in the Chicago Reader for Best Stand up Comedian in 2021 and was voted “Top 40 Up and Coming Comedians” in 2017. Prior to being a comedian, Farahvar was a trial litigator, earning the “Top 40 under 40” honor among judges and peers in Illinois. He is also the host of the Podcasts SINGLES ONLY! (SWSW 2020, Best Podcast 2021 (Chicago Reader) and was a regular guest host on WGN Radio. He played “Karam Haddad” on NBC’s “Chicago Med” in 2017 and his Dry Bar special dropped in April, 2023.