Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Up for a Laugh? Comedy Coronavirus Headlines

 

When someone tells you, “thank you, I really needed to laugh” it’s the most meaningful compliment any comedian can receive after a show. It serves as a much-needed reminder that it is precisely in the darkest of times that a sense of humor is most valuable.

With that in mind, it’s my hope that the coronavirus-related headlines I’ve been writing for the Babylon Bee and elsewhere will serve as an enjoyable respite for those concerned with the potentially catastrophic health and economic consequences of COVID-19 and the various policy responses to it.

Thankfully, my son is learning to edit and he wanted a project to pass the time.

 

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  1. Pony Convertible Member

    Love the Bee. Unlike the news websites I read, when I read the Bee I know whether it is true or not.

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    • April 7, 2020, at 2:32 AM PDT
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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Pony Convertible (View Comment):

    Love the Bee. Unlike the news websites I read, when I read the Bee I know whether it is true or not.

    That’s the funniest part of the Bee sometimes, that you have to know it is a satire site to be sure that it isn’t true. 

    And Dave, I am thrilled you are working for them. 

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    • April 7, 2020, at 2:38 AM PDT
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  3. Blondie Thatcher

    The thing that makes them funny is the hint of truth. Nice editing job. Also like the postponing of the end of the world. Good add. 

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    • April 7, 2020, at 5:11 AM PDT
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  4. The Reticulator Member

    Blondie (View Comment):

    The thing that makes them funny is the hint of truth. Nice editing job. Also like the postponing of the end of the world. Good add.

    I’m surprised some governor hasn’t cancelled it altogether.

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    • April 7, 2020, at 5:12 AM PDT
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  5. Stad Thatcher

    Blondie (View Comment):

    The thing that makes them funny is the hint of truth. Nice editing job. Also like the postponing of the end of the world. Good add.

    Humor usually has a touch of truth behind it. That’s one reason why dirty jokes are so popular!

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    • April 7, 2020, at 5:42 AM PDT
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  6. Charlotte Member
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    😂😂😂

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    • April 7, 2020, at 5:57 AM PDT
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  7. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    A cruise ship gig is pretty cool (well, maybe not at the moment). But making the cut at The Babylon Bee? Outtasight, baby!

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    • April 7, 2020, at 6:15 AM PDT
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  8. Songwriter Member
    Songwriter Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Wind powered ventilators…yessssss.

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    • April 7, 2020, at 6:22 AM PDT
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  9. Stad Thatcher

    Songwriter (View Comment):

    Wind powered ventilators…yessssss.

    And solar powered masks!

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    • April 7, 2020, at 6:32 AM PDT
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  10. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    “First, satire has to be funny. Otherwise it’s just whining.”

    –attributed to Stan Freberg

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    • April 7, 2020, at 6:59 AM PDT
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  11. colleenb Member
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    Songwriter (View Comment):

    Wind powered ventilators…yessssss.

    AOC first in line I’m sure.

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    • April 7, 2020, at 7:28 AM PDT
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  12. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It’s not funny because you are reading in English but the newspaper is German. heh heh…

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    • April 7, 2020, at 7:48 AM PDT
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  13. Steven Seward Member

    Spin (View Comment):

    It’s not funny because you are reading in English but the newspaper is German. heh heh…

    I think that makes it funnier!

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    • April 7, 2020, at 8:31 AM PDT
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  14. OldDanRhody's speakeasy Member

    “Trump’s coronavirus test comes back “beautiful.”

    Beautiful.

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    • April 7, 2020, at 9:00 AM PDT
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  15. Titus Techera Contributor

    Well done, & thanks!

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    • April 7, 2020, at 9:40 AM PDT
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  16. colleenb Member
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    Spin (View Comment):

    It’s not funny because you are reading in English but the newspaper is German. heh heh…

    And Germans are never funny – as someone who is half German can attest.

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    • April 7, 2020, at 9:56 AM PDT
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  17. Stad Thatcher

    Percival (View Comment):
    A cruise ship gig is pretty cool

    Unless you’re on the Iranian cruise liner Jihad of the Seas . . .

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    • April 7, 2020, at 1:35 PM PDT
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  18. Hammer, The Member

    You write for the Bee? That is fantastic! Keep up the good work. :)

    • #18
    • April 7, 2020, at 2:15 PM PDT
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  19. Housebroken Thatcher

    Shared the Babylon Bee article linked above on FB: One respondent was amazed at the stupidity of the researchers.

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    • April 20, 2020, at 1:56 PM PDT
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