How Learning Improv Gives Lawyers an Edge

There are places where you can tell a joke and places where you definitely shouldn’t. Generally, the courtroom is not the first choice for stand-up comedy. Unless you’re Paul Farahvar. Farahvar took improv classes at Chicago’s Second City comedy school to improve his courtroom game. “Originally, I took improv classes and did comedy to loosen up,” says Farahvar. The classes definitely helped — maybe a little too much. Today Farahvar, still a practicing litigation attorney in Chicago, is also a full-time stand-up comic.