A graduate of the University of Illinois, Paul Frisbie has worked in Chicago marketing and communications since 1993.  His clients have included major accounts like National City Bank, the Chicago Bears and WGN radio. A man of many talents, he is also a published author, songwriter, cartoonist, and public speaker. 


Entertainment and the Hospitality Industry
Frisbie worked in foodservice through high school and college. In his twenties he owned and operated his own nightclubs, including a laundromat/saloon and a live music club.

Frisbie's extensive experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries enables him to communicate with those clients very easily — and to understand their needs.

Web Authoring
In addition to copywriting and creative projects, many of Paul Frisbie's clients retain him to build and maintain their web sites. Frisbie currently manages and updates web sites for former Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg, Tarantino's Restaurant, Entertainment1, Home Star, Bahama Outfitters, Top Cat Productions, The Chicago Talent Center and Great Lakes Experiences. In the early days of the Internet his personal web site was featured in the best-seller, Netmarketing.

Paul Frisbie has edited and produced comedy CDs, DVD demos and simple promotional videos. He is comfortable with basic digital audio and video editing, DVD-authoring and CD production.

Paul Frisbie moonlights as a headlining comedian, and has appeared all across the US and in several foreign countries. Most of his comedy work is with corporate clients these days, but he still books occasional shows with casinos, cruise ships and major clubs like Zanies' and the Improv. Frisbie was profiled in the The Chicago Tribune Magazine when the newspaper sent a writer and photographer on the road with him to get an inside look at the comedy business.

When it’s called for, Frisbie’s unique parallel career enables him to bring on-target humor to appropriate situations.

Special Events
Although Frisbie no longer owns or operates nightclubs, he's still brought in to help with special events. Examples:

-- Event manager: The Ron Santo Golf Experience, 1996 thru 2010.
-- Event manager: The Chicago Blackhawks Golf Outing.
-- Producer/event manager: Cat Tracks for the Catholic Worker's House. Benefit music concert and radio
    simulcast for the Catholic Worker’s House.
-- Producer: Laffs For Life. Benefit comedy concert for the Prairie AIDS Foundation.
-- Producer: Laughs For Leukemia, Benefit comedy concerts for the Leukemia Society of Illinois.
-- Producer/event manager: The Cham-Jam Concerts, Benefit music concerts for Sudden Infant Death

Publications/Audio Works

Author, The Chicago River From Your Window. Book. Published 2003.  Available at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.com.
Author, Hell Gigs and Hack Lines, Book and CD, 2008.
Writer and Performing Artist, Wicked Fun. Audio CD. Released 2002
Writer and Performing Artist, Illumination, Video DVD.  Released 2008


Steve Quast, President, Quast & Associates: (312) 953-5623
Peter Yankala, President, Bahama Outfitters: (847) 381-8514
Sophia Wong Boccio, Director, The Fulcrum Point New Music Project: (773) 296-6016

Partial Client List

The Goose Island Brew Pubs and Restaurants
Nationwide Insurance
National City Bank
Ron Santo’s No. 10 Restaurants
Former Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg
Quast and Associates
WGN/Chicago Cubs Radio
The Chicago Bears
The Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Blackhawks
The Ohio Casualty Group
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Robert Morris College
North Park College
The Skyline Comedy Cafe
Videojet International
Smith, Bucklin, & Associates
Armstrong Tools
The Museums In The Park, Chicago
The American Economic Development Council
The Ron Santo Golf Experience
ITUG (International Tandem User's Group)
ABUI (Association of Banyan Users International)
GAMES (Global Alliance For Managing Enterprise Systems)
Leda Hosiery
The National Association of Quick Printers
Graziano, Krafft & Zale
Tommy Bahama Outfitters
Giant Globes
Phillips Menswear
Cutter and Buck Outfitters
Federal Bureau of Land Management
IOUG (International Oracle User's Group)
Reynolds Building Products
Hand Held Products
Realtor’s Interactive Network
Naples Fort Meyer’s Greyhound Track
First of America Bank
Richard Frisbie Communications
Byron Roche Gallery
Sonya White
The Chicago Youth Campus
Friends of the Chicago River
Dean Foods
Eastland Radio
QUEST (J.D. Edwards Users Group)
Smith, Bucklin
Chicago Gateway Green Committee
Guest Informant
Mark Heister Design
J. Boyd Hildebrant
M.J. Spear
Smith Crossing
Top Shelf Mixers
Bobbye Cochran

And more…..


-- Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
-- Comedy Writing Workshop, DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.
-- State of Illinois Sanitation Expert Certification, Parkland College, Champaign, Ill.
-- The Actor’s Studio, Chicago, Illinois.

Work History
1998-Present Freelance communications consultant and copywriter.

1993-1998 Copywriter, project creative director, Quast & Associates, Chicago, IL.
1981-1993 Owner, operator and marketing director, Little Cat, Inc./dba The Alley Cat Nightclubs, Champaign, Ill.

1988-1993 Owner, operator, and marketing director, Sud's Washaterias, Inc. (Frisbie pioneered the concept of the combination laundromat/saloon on the campus of the University of Illinois.)

1978-1981 Club manager for Mama Would Be Proud,Inc./ dba The Armadillo Saloon, Champaign, Ill.

Skill Set
-- Copywriter
-- Social Media Marketing
-- Creative Director
-- Basic Graphic Design
-- Employee Relations
-- Internet Design and HTML
-- Event Management
-- Computer Maintenance
-- Audio/Video Editing
-- Search Engine Optimization


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