They say tragedy plus time equals comedy. Well, it hasn’t taken long for some lighter sides to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
The radical lifestyle changes brought on by social distancing have provided ample fodder for humor, as anyone who follows memes or watches late-night TV comics knows. And every laugh is a welcome break from the boredom, or the fear, or the grief.
That’s why the Sun-Times asked 10 Chicago comedians to tell us their best jokes from this bizarre moment of sheltering-in-place.
Don’t worry: They’re pretty much safe for the workplace — not that many of us are at a workplace anyway.
So here’s our cavalcade of quarantined comedians. Please give them a nice — and thoroughly washed — hand.
Dwayne Kennedy’s first album — “Who the Hell is Dwayne Kennedy?” — is coming out May 1 and available for preorder at oakheadrecords.bandcamp.com.
Katie Meiners’ daily vlog “Cell Block Z” is on Instagram at @ZaniesRosemont. Her own IG is @katielmeiners.
Marz Timms posts more videos at @MarzTimms on Instagram and Twitter and @comedianmarz on Facebook.
See more comedy from Kevin Bozeman at www.youtube.com/user/TheKevinbozeman
Steven Haas posts sketches on Instagram at @StevenHaasInsta and on Twitter at @StevenHaasTwit.
Follow Rocky LaPorte on Facebook @comedianrockylaporte, Twitter @RockyLaporte and Instagram @rockylaporte.
Vik Pandya is releasing clips each week from his album “Friends With 401(k) Benefits” on the Team US Comedy YouTube channel.
Greg Schwem is performing a virtual presentation “You Can’t Quarantine Laughter” for corporate clients and is online at www.gregschwem.com.
Patti Vasquez provides consulting and keynote addresses on Zoom and is online at withkindwords.com.
Follow Kelsie Huff at https://twitter.com/KelsieHuff?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor