When the news gets overwhelming, these accounts will give you a laugh

With the way the world has been for the last six months, sometimes it feels like if you don’t laugh you’ll cry. It’s no surprise we’re all endlessly scrolling looking for a laugh (especially since we can’t get our comedy gig fix).

Here are the people to follow for brilliant takes on life at the moment.

Joanne McNally

Joanne’s been absolutely killing it online since the pandemic hit, with brilliant skits about life in lockdown and brilliant podcast appearances.

Killian Sunderman

Killian’s videos highlight the farcical moments of life in Ireland during the pandemic.

Irish Celebs Doing Things

Run by journalist Amy O’Connor, this account regularly throws up golden moments featuring Ireland’s famous faces. Whether it’s a picture that perfectly captures the current mood, or a hilarious gem from the archives, this account is unfailingly funny.

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Doing myself up for the girls on Zoom 💄

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James Patrice

Presenter James is known for his brilliant characters, the most famous being Malahide Woman. His take on Eastenders, costarring his mother Fron is absolutely hilarious. Their Peggy Mitchell and Pat Butcher impressions are spot on!

Twisted Doodles

Cartoonist Maria Boyle just gets how we feel, with cartoons that accurately sum up the funny thoughts we all have at the moment.