Obviously, there are not many reasons or occasions to laugh at the moment. With the coronavirus spreading across the globe, it can be difficult to find humor in anything, particularly the random attempts at diversion and hack topical jokes that might pop on your social media feed. Don't these people know there's a pandemic going on? And yet: Sometimes you need to laugh. That's just how this stuff works.
So, we've done our best to wrangle together examples of how a number of comedians, ranging from well-known professionals to suddenly viral amateurs, have been dealing with the emotional, psychological, and physical challenges of the ongoing crisis. That means stand-ups, late-night hosts, sketch writers, podcast hosts, random people on Twitter, and various goofballs on TikTok. There's a lot out there right now.
Also, it's worth noting: Most of what could generously be called comedy online in "normal" times is terrible! Even the "good" stuff tends to be not for everyone, and relies on a set of assumed connections, niche reference points, and varying degrees of irony. Will you find all of these memes, gags, and performances funny? Of course not. But hopefully there's something here you haven't seen yet and might feel the need to send to a friend or family member who needs some cheering up.