As the UK begins to ease out of its coronavirus-induced lockdown, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the notion of a post-Covid world. What will this world look like, and how will comedy manage to sit within it? MoodyComedy continues to chat to comics about their hopes, fears and coping strategies.
What is the first thing you plan on doing once the lockdown is fully lifted?
It’s been a tough time for both of us, and quite stressful, so once lockdown is all over we both plan on staying in for a bit and catching up on our Netflix. Probably do a bit of shopping online.
What’s your current lockdown binge watch?
Actually our own show, since we spend hours editing sketches for each live show and getting it ready to go out twice a week. Beyond that we’ve spent most of our time binge watching prior seasons of shows that have had new seasons come out so that we can remember what happened the first time around. Then we forget to watch the new series. We’re kind of hoping for a second lockdown, although by the time it’s confirmed we might have to rewatch the first seasons again.
Has anything made you laugh recently?
Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.
How are you trying to keep sane at the moment?
Turning to online comedy has been saving from a lack of gigs. Working together to bring some much needed comic relief to ourselves and an audience. We’d like to think we are doing something unique from the other online shows that have been born from this crisis. No matter what happens to comedy it’s quite likely shows like this could well be the future.
What thing would you like to draw our attention to right now?
Our bi-weekly topical show ‘Comics Solving Problems’. It’s a twice weekly show featuring us – Steve N Allen and Erich McElroy where we present the days news and solve any problems you throw their way. (No guarantee that any actual problems will be solved during, before, or after the show.) It’s on 9pm BST every Tuesday and Thursday for free here.