Laughing or crying? Comedians reading our moods in heavy times

When the outside world has you crying on the inside, what kind of live comedy can you handle?
Audience members in a dark theater laughing at

If you’re feeling on edge about the times we’re in right now, you’re not alone.

Amid international conflicts, natural disasters and spiralling economic crises there is more talk around of the world’s bleak state, and the dark clouds that seem to be gathering on the horizon.

Ironically, some of the people closest to these collective feelings of doom are among the funniest people on earth.   

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).