Looking for a laugh? 7 people + events in Birmingham who will brighten your day

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I’m already in a better mood after looking at this dog. Photo via Bham Now

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

3. Check out CBS 42’s Ashley Gann on TikTok


You asked, I delivered…not your average weather girl ##meteorologist ##workingmom ##weather ##birmingham ##alabama ##auburn ##mississippistate

♬ We Don’t Talk Anymore – Sam Tsui,Alex G
  • What: Pure and wholesome content about working as a meteorologist in Birmingham. (A few of her TikToks even went viral!)
  • Watch

4. Catch a show at the StarDome

Photo via StarDome’s Facebook
  • 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

  • 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

6. Tune in to the Moth’s Virtual Story Slam

The best stories are featured on The Moth Radio Hour, which airs on more than 500 public radio stations, and on The Moth’s eponymous podcast. Photo via Henry Cromett for The Moth.
  • 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.

Who’s making you laugh these days? Share it with us on social @bhamnow!

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Irene Richardson
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