Seven weeks into the UK’s coronavirus-induced lockdown, now is a time where we need comedy more than ever. Unsurprisingly, it’s also a time where it’s perhaps hardest to find something that’s actually damn funny. MoodyComedy is trying to remedy this.
Anthony Jeannot talks to MoodyComedy about Australian stand-up specials and all sorts of other lockdown distraction techniques…
What is the first thing you plan on doing once the lockdown is fully lifted?
I can wait to be able to sit in a park, in the sunshine with a few mates and just go ‘how weird was that?’ and actually have new content from outside the flat to talk about. Also, very keen on not doing another bloody Zoom quiz. That being said, I’ll probably spend the first month keeping a low profile still while things stabilise.
What’s your current lockdown binge watch?
Oh god, it’s been hard. I’m so bored and so used to mindlessly tuning out of whatever task I’m doing, that if the show I put on doesn’t grab me instantly, I tune out without realising. I have watched a few specials from amazing Australian comedians on Amazon Prime. Celia Pacquola, Dilruk Jaysinha and Alice Fraser to name a few.
Has anything made you laugh recently?
My wife, constantly. Without wanting to be too sentimental, she’s extremely funny and that’s made lockdown bearable. The above specials all made me laugh out loud a lot.
How are you trying to keep sane at the moment?
In the wise words of the Love Island contestants of summer 2019, ‘it is what it is.’ I think just breaking things down into small chunks. Knowing we’re moving towards things getting better. Also, I made a huge batch of pot brownie before lockdown started and that’s helped.
What past, current or future projects of yours would you like to draw our attention to?
I’ve just released my debut stand-up album. It’s a show I took around the world (remember when you could do that) to critical acclaim and sold out shows all over. I hope you like it. Stay safe, have fun and keep your sense of humour.