QUARANTINED COMIC: Chonda Pierce Says Laughter Good Medicine Against COVID-19 Crisis

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— You can quarantine a comedian, but you can’t take away her jokes.

Although best-selling female comedian Chonda Pierce has postponed her live spring comedy tour, Chonda Pierce: Live in Concert, to assure the safety of her fans during the Covid-19 crisis, the laughter hasn’t stopped. As a goodwill gesture, Pierce is bringing her prescription of heart-warming, clean comedy via Christian media to audiences who are grappling with the “new normal” of life amid coronavirus.

Pierce even launched a Facebook Live comedy event—The Quarantined Comics –that’s drawn 77,000 fans. While practicing social-distancing in early March, Chonda and a few of her fellow comedians gathered in Chonda’s living room to do what comedians do: tell jokes and laugh a lot. Checkout it out here: https://www.facebook.com/chondapierce/videos/quarantined-comics/659765588133455/

“Mandated social-distancing, lockdowns and other life-altering changes caused by the coronavirus have folks stressed, depressed, and struggling with faith in God. People could use some laughs,” said Chonda. “Over the years, laughter has been good medicine that has helped me navigate personal pain, tragedy, grief and depression.”

According to a 2020 study, laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, improving resistance to disease, among other health benefits including:

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body.

  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins,

  • Laughter protects the heart.

  • Laughter burns calories.

  • Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load.

  • Laughter may even help you to live longer.

About Chonda

A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more three decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations to her credit and has been ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers.

The Chonda Pierce: Live in Concert tour is scheduled to resume in the fall once the coronavirus crisis concludes.

For further information on Pierce, visit chonda.org or iampronline.com. Follow Pierce on Facebook and Twitter. -30-

TV and Radio hosts, producers and operations managers interested in coordinating a 20-minute live or taped phone or Skype interview with Chonda full of her clean comedy and laughs should contact Gregg Wooding of I AM PR, 972-567-7660 / gregg@iampronline.com

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