As we all know, laughter is the best medicine.
Actually, that’s not true. It’s penicillin.* And vaccines. Vaccines are definitely more effective than laughter. And handwashing. Seriously.
While we, as a society, deal with the very real and very serious coronavirus / COVID-19 situation, the Laugh Boston family wants to make sure you know that, while we are comedians, we are taking every precaution to make sure that our venues are safe for patrons, performers, and employees. To that end, following the proposed guidelines from the World Health Organization, we are undertaking the following measures:
We have increased all janitorial services, including the frequency and level of cleaning of the public spaces in our theatres.
Our seats are being disinfected before and after every performance.
Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are available at our venue.
We recommend that anyone not feeling well stay at home. If someone in the theatre is presenting symptoms, they will be respectfully asked to leave the premises.
We encourage all patrons, as well as our own staff, to take the standard precautions, including frequent and thorough handwashing to prevent the spread of any flu-like illness.
Signs regarding proper hygiene practices have been placed in all restrooms.
If you don't feel comfortable attending a show you've already bought tickets for, we'll be happy to exchange your tickets to be used at a later date, whenever you're ready to leave the house again.
We here at Laugh Boston understand the serious nature of the Coronavirus. We also know that humor is an incredibly important way for all humans to deal with anxiety and stress. We employ humor in times like these, not to minimize the threat or risk of this or any other serious matter, but to help us all cope with an uncertain and unprecedented situation. Laughter reduces stress and worry, and reminds us that we are all in this together.
The Laugh Boston family will face this challenge with humor and grace, and we want you all to know that our doors are still open if you need a small respite from the worries that surround us. So remember, while laughter might not be the very BEST medicine (It’s penicillin) it certainly is an important addition to your medicine cabinet. Also, wash your damn hands.
*Penicillin does not work on viruses. Please take NO medical advice from a comedian. It is bad for your health.
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