'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

World Dec 20, 2020

'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Lebanese comedians are bringing relief and defying taboos with jokes about dating, partying during the pandemic — and how even drug dealers are considering leaving the crisis-hit country. Laughter erupts in a venue wedged between two districts devastated by a deadly Aug. 4 explosion that ...

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

Stage Apr 1, 2020

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

by Elina Davydova

Probably the biggest paradox of stand-up comedy is that while there are no schools of humor — no Bachelor of Laughs degree, not even a “funny” skill on Linkedin to endorse your friend for — stand-up comedians are out there in good numbers. Even ...