Barbara, Dave and Josh:
Congratulations on such a successful Covidy Festival. You guys really made it work. And not just work…. there were some elements that we LOVED. Though we miss live performances, the obvious benefits were being able to see so many comedians from all over the world without getting dressed, driving, for those of us who multi-task without neglecting our work, home or other interruptions and actually not going out the front door. Those were expected pluses. An unanticipated one was having access through the zoom chats to both comics and industry to exchange contact without disrupting the show or missing the next act. The “judging” was also so much easier. Also really appreciated some of the longer headliner sets, and the ease with which I could pop in and out of shows to support all of the performances of talent on my roster.
It is my hope that when the “all of this is over…” time we talk about comes that we will remember the pluses and create a blend of live comedy with interactive streaming for future festivals to give everyone in comedy further access to the entire comedy community. After all… isn’t that what Comedy Festivals are all about.
Again, Congrats and Thank you.
Brook Forest Entertainment