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
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.
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.
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
-- 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
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
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)
The Goose Island Brew Pubs and Restaurants
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
Smith, Bucklin, & Associates
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)
The National Association of Quick Printers
Graziano, Krafft & Zale
Tommy Bahama Outfitters
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
The Chicago Youth Campus
Friends of the Chicago River
QUEST (J.D. Edwards Users Group)
Chicago Gateway Green Committee
Mark Heister Design
J. Boyd Hildebrant
Top Shelf Mixers
-- Bachelor of Science, University of
-- Comedy Writing Workshop, DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.
-- State of Illinois Sanitation Expert Certification, Parkland College,
-- The Actor’s Studio, Chicago, Illinois.
1998-Present Freelance communications consultant and copywriter.
1993-1998 Copywriter, project creative director, Quast & Associates,
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.
-- Social Media Marketing
-- Creative Director
-- Basic Graphic Design
-- Employee Relations
-- Internet Design and HTML
-- Event Management
-- Computer Maintenance
-- Audio/Video Editing
-- Search Engine Optimization