For months, we have been talking about the danger that comedy is in all across the world. From institutions and clubs closing to rallies for government funding, it’s clear that this pandemic will not be easy on the community. And that is why so many have been thinking outside the box as far as how to stay alive throughout it all.
Today, the New Yorker uploaded a video that asks the question “Is NY Comedy Dead?” In the 10 minute video, comedians such as Ari Shaffir, Bobby Kelly, and Ian Fidance join club owners Rebecca Trent (Creek and Cave) and Chris Italia (The Stand) to talk about how comedy can survive the pandemic, the sidewalk comedy shows, and just how much comedians and audiences alike need it. It’s a conversation that definitely needs to be had, and is important to keeping New York’s scene thriving.