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Washington Post | The flood of coronavirus jokes is utterly humanElahe Izadi and Marisa Iati
March 13, 2020 at 11:56 a.m. EDTStephen Colbert stood in front of his live studio audience — his last for the foreseeable future — and told jokes for roughly 10 minutes about what’s on everyone’s mind.
“This coronavirus … it’s making people nervous,” he said Wednesday. “It’s making people anxious. But I think at a time like this we all need to laugh, to be together,” and then backing away, “from a distance of about 20 feet.”
In between blaring headlines about schools shutting their doors, the NBA suspending its season and frantic questions about the future, regular people are turning to the most human of ways to cope: humor.
Network late-night hosts this week devoted entire monologues to the novel coronavirus, “which, as you know was started by Netflix to get more people to watch more of their television,” Jimmy Kimmel quipped Wednesday night. Governments and comedians around the world are making funny public-service announcements about hygiene. Teens are creating dark TikToks about ignoring impending doom. Twitter is full of jokes about the new meaning of “cancel culture.”
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