They say laughter is the best medicine, but I wouldn’t mind a COVID-19 vaccine either. 2020 is the year that certainly did not turn that frown upside down, so we’re here to help by showing you where to find a laugh in Birmingham.
1. Livestream Birmingham Improv Theatre’s shows
- What: Live Improv from the team streamed directly to you
- When: Every Thursday and Saturday Night at 7:30
- Watch: Facebook | Youtube
2. Follow Eunice Elliot on literally anything
How many of these have YOU heard??? Or said?!!? I had a lot of “research” to help with this one!!! https://t.co/IPmKp78jgl— Eunice Elliott (@euniceelliott) June 23, 2020
- Who: Eunice Elliot is a well-known Birmingham comedian, author, actress podcaster and basically just does it all. She’s even been recognized by Thrillist Magazine!
- Website | Instagram | Twitter
3. Check out CBS 42’s Ashley Gann on TikTok
- What: Pure and wholesome content about working as a meteorologist in Birmingham. (A few of her TikToks even went viral!)
4. Catch a show at the StarDome
- What: Officially reopened, the StarDome is not just a Birmingham-famous comedy club, it’s nationwide. If you need a laugh, you’ll find it here from world-class comedians.
- When: Upcoming Events
- Where: 1818 Data Dr, Hoover, AL 35244
5. Honesty Mayor Woodfin’s Twitter is a gem
When it’s Memorial Day weekend but y’all forgot that COVID-19 doesn’t take days off. Shout out to Lil O for giving us a social distancing anthem during my college years. #BackBack #Gimmie50Feet #SocialDistancingSavesLives pic.twitter.com/bbt0z4QhWw— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) May 24, 2020
- What: In addition to leading our city and keeping us safe, you can always find humor on Mayor’s Woodfin’s timeline—even when he’s tweeting about important subjects like COVID-19 safety.
- Twitter | Instagram
Y’all had jokes and memes for weeks, so now it’s time to get right. A big shoutout to all the barbers and hair stylists who are getting us photo-shoot fresh again but remember to play it safe with social distancing and face coverings. #SaveTheBarbers #WeBack pic.twitter.com/QcovjVYuyV— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) May 16, 2020
6. Tune in to the Moth’s Virtual Story Slam
- What: The Moth Story Slam is usually held in-person at the beloved Saturn, but it’s shifting online this month. The theme is Do: Over and while the stories people tell vary, you can almost always guarantee a good laugh from the storytellers and the hosts.
- When: Wednesday, July 15 at 7PM
- Tickets and Details
7. Skip to the end of our pre-pandemic Now the Weekends for bloopers
- What: In a time, long, long ago Bham Now did our Now the Weekends together—which led to a lot of bloopers. Seriously, this team would never make it on SNL.
- Watch any Now the Weekend before the second week in March and re-live what life was like when the word “unprecedented” was rarely used in our vocabulary. Skip to the end of the video and feel better about yourself watching us embarrass ourselves.