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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

‘You can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time:’ ‘Combating Coronavirus’ with comedy

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

Tamer Kattan planned to headline All Star Stand Up Comedy shows at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York City last weekend when the coronavirus caused a sudden change of venue.

With a March 16 executive order closing nightclubs, among other businesses in the city, Kattan still found himself telling jokes online that Friday night, only from the bedroom of an Airbnb he rented in Los Angeles to be closer to his elderly mother who lives in Huntington Beach.

He didn’t let the pandemic get the last laugh during the “Combating Coronavirus” virtual comedy show presented by Zara Khan, an Irvine-based comedian.

Read more on my latest Times OC feature out on newsstands Sunday!

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