Comedians aren’t just at risk of cabin fever during this time of social distancing and self-isolation, gig cancellations have meant not just loss of earnings but also fewer chances to try out new material or build audiences. However, being a creative lot, comedians have been flexing their comedy muscles online, using YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and other sites to connect with audiences, new and established alike. To help you get your comedy fix, every week we’ll be putting together a list of projects we’ve spotted online by funny women…
2019 Comedy Shorts finalist Emily Brown has created a new short film while in lockdown, have a watch of Infinity Yawn, but careful, it’s catching.
Use this time to expand your skills, Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani has been filming ‘learning sessions’ from her ‘classroom’ on Japanese. Tonight NextUp Comedy presents Learning with Yuriko. Book here!
As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this podcast the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4’s Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Listen here!
Check out last week’s picks here!