Luminaries in the Dark
Laughter Is the Best Medicine
"I like to call it comic relief. Especially now when there is so much stress and so much anxiety in everyone's life. It is a moment of comic relief for people that they get to escape … when they just get to sit and watch a show for 45 minutes to an hour and let everything else go." - Chad Jacobs
Many of us have had to reinvent ourselves and how we work to continue to provide services and maintain our livelihoods during this unique and challenging time. Entertainers and artists, who rely heavily on in-person physical communication, have had to rethink the way they perform and communicate their artistry in this new world.
In this episode, host Bruce Bracken introduces you to Chad Jacobs, also known as Chef Bananas. As a family entertainer, Chad delights in using magic tricks, songs, and funny props like a huge banana phone to bring laughter and joy to the hearts of young children. Like many performers, artists, and small business owners, Chad evolved his business model in light of social distancing guidelines. Within just a short time, Chad tackled the technological learning curve and transformed his in-person show into a virtual one and rewrote his performance to keep viewers engaged, all while performing in the small basement of his home.
Join us as we learn how one family entertainer took his show to a virtual platform, almost overnight, to continue bringing joy and laughter to young children and families everywhere.
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