Fahim was one of the first guys to get passed after I became a part of the Store family, so I wasn't witness to much of his road to becoming a Regular.  Turns out he took the traditional route - get funny, do the open mic, get funnier, hang out, get funnier, get noticed by employess and current PRs, get funnier, get passed.

Fahim first came to the Comedy Store open mic during the old "Pick a number out of the hat" days.*  he was still living in Long Beach at the time, so it was a loooong way to come to never make the list.  So he spent his time working out in other rooms, including the Sportsman's Lodge where Chris D'Elia first noticed his promise and started encouraging him.  With Chris around, Fahim felt comfortable spending more time at the Comedy Store, even if he didn't make the list.

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I set out to write an article about the latest crop of Paid Regulars, but having only interviewed two of the guys so far, I already have waaaaay too much good stuff to try to smoosh into one article, so each guy is getting his own space, you'll be seeing them up in the coming days and weeks.

Part I: Fahim Anwar

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