A NEW show from Tisbury comedian Jacob Hulland is being streamed online tomorrow (Saturday, August 15).

Jacob Hulland Comedy Presents...‘So, this Virus walks Into a Bar...’ as part of Online@theSpaceUK - an online fringe festival.

“This show is my attempt to make the coronavirus a funny thing. The challenge that comes from this is that much of what is associated with Covid-19, is not at all funny. However like many comedians, I still want to try to convey the foibles, amusing anecdotes and humorous experience that comes from this time of pain and suffering. Indeed humour can be a great plaster for fear and hatred and show us hope. As such the show is very silly and light-hearted. It is basically a sketch show, with some commentary from me at my kitchen table,” he said. Think the two Ronnies meets Live at the Apollo. Half of the show covers our national and international coronavirus experience from TV news coverage to Dominic’s naughty excursion, to being furloughed. I do a few impressions as well so expect Robert Peston, Hew Edwards and Andy Murray to make an appearance.

“The show is also very personal, as I discuss my Covid-19 experience in a very juvenile way. For example, I have a sketch about a game I created between myself and my sister during lockdown, called “nose armageddon”. Another sketch is about the time I was lectured by two ladies, in a country lane, about how to properly pass a horse on my bicycle, during my daily exercise."

“Basically, if you love sketch comedy, and a little bit of cynical commentary thrown in for good measure, then this show is for you.”

From the comfort of his kitchen table, he covers the entirety of the Covid-19 experience, from TV news coverage to cancelled mass gatherings to general utter despair.

The 20-year-old comedian and actor has been performing for six years, so far touring four stand-up shows to many arts festivals, including Shaftesbury Fringe, Winchester Hat Fair and the Greater Manchester Fringe.

Jacob is also an experienced radio sketch writer, whose recent sketch show “Never Had It So Good”, featured on BBC radio.

On being part of Online@the SpaceUK, the 20-year-old said: “It is great to finally be working again, and that is what theSpaceUK has given to many performers, a chance to get back to what they love doing.”

“I have loved recording the show, and it has given me a chance to shrug off the shackles of lockdown, as I hope this show may also do for its audience,” he added.

Watch the show from Saturday, August 15 on theSpaceUK YouTube channel from 9am. Go to https://online.thespaceuk.com