Three Stand-up comics performed for about a hundred citizens in an underground bomb shelter in the Sumy, a regional capital in northern Ukraine, on March 19, according to local media outlet Cukr. The three comics faced a grim crowd but put on a lauded show according to several that were reported to be there. There’s not much to joke about right now in that part of the world but these three somehow managed to make the crowd laugh pretty hard for over an hour and a half. In a country governed by a former comic, I’m sure that alone is a set-up for many jokes.
The news of the show was picked up by top Indian comic Vir Das, who tweeted about the valiant comedians, as did many of the commenters on Reddit.