How Clubhouse Is Keeping Stand-Up Comedy Alive During the Pandemic

”We’re addicts, and comedy is our crack. The stage is our crack. It’s our drug. And for Clubhouse to become our enablers, we’re so thankful,“ comedian Tehran Von Ghasri says

Like many comics earlier this year, Leah Lamarr had a problem: The stand-up comedy world was on life support, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic closing down clubs and keeping performers off stage. This was bad news not only for comedians, who depend on the art form to make a living, but also for comedy-lovers who have been unable to get their fix live for nearly a year.

“I’m a comic, I love to perform,” Lamarr recently told TheWrap. “And people need comedy as a relief.”

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Sean Burch

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