Online entertainment during the pandemic: comedy, quizzes, classes and more!

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In these worrying times it can be difficult to take our mind off the current situation, particularly without the opportunity to access usual entertainment, like popping into a museum or going to the cinema. However, in response to the pandemic many celebrities and creative minds have turned to the internet, to keep us entertained while we’re stuck at home. If you know where to look, there is a huge amount of material online, from exercise videos, to live stand up and pub quizzes. Many are free, or raise money for charity. We have compiled a number of these here:

Dance lessons with Oti Mabuse and Marius Lepure

Stay fit and learn a new a new talent with these dance lessons from strictly professional Oti.

The Covid Arms

A weekly live-streamed comedy show. Every Saturday at 7pm. Tickets cost £2, with money going to the performers and The Trussell Trust.

Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz

If you’re missing your local pub quiz, there are quizzes nearly every day of the week to be found. Every Thursday and Saturday, a general pub quiz is hosted live on YouTube from 8pm. On Fridays there is a guest host and there are shorter themed quizzes on other days. Watch live or find a backlog on YouTube. If you’d rather curate your own pub quiz to test friends and family at home or over Zoom, there have been a huge amount of questions posted online recently.

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