Despite the Pandemic, these New York comedians are still standing

Reese performs in front of a live audience in September. Photo credit: Talia Reese

When quarantine restrictions halted New York City’s thriving stand-up comedy scene, comedians scrambled to adapt to a new normal. First they performed on Zoom but when summer came and quarantine restrictions loosened, they took their audience to the parks. 

The move extended an unforeseen lifeline to the performers and their fans. The comedians we spoke to said the pandemic didn’t choke their creativity and that they would do stand-up anywhere. 

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Sabrina is a journalist from El Salvador who is currently based in New York where she is covering Latinx communities and studying at Columbia’s Graduate school of Journalism. She recently graduated with an MSc in Latin American Studies from Oxford University and has published her work in Latin News London, Newsday, WearMe Fashion Prague, the Capital News Service and the Henrico Citizen.

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