Regular Twitter jokes told on video during coronavirus pandemic
Jimmy Cricket is telling his daily jokes on video clips rather than by text during the coronavirus pandemic.
The famous Northern Irish funnyman has been performing daily as part of a “we can do this together” series.
The 74-year-old entertainer explained it was his daughter, comedian Katie Mulgrew, who came up with the suggestion.
He said on social media: “My thanks to @KatieMulg whose idea this was to turn my regular Twitter jokes to live performance during these tough times!”
Around 1.5 million confirmed cases of the illness – also known as Covid-19 – have been confirmed globally, with about 90,000 deaths.
The UK government announced last month it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.
A while back, Jimmy sent all his fans and friends a togetherness message via video.
Jimmy posted the clip on social media with the message: “We can do this together!”
He told a few jokes in the video and urged people to help each other in these tough times.
“Once we get though this, at the end of the tunnel, we’ll all have a great big huddle together,” he added.
Fr Frankie Mulgrew, Jimmy’s younger son, is getting around the coronavirus pandemic by having Mass videoed.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have said public liturgies should cease until further notice because of coronavirus.
Many churches are getting around the problem by streaming their services online.
Fr Frankie is the parish priest at St James and All Souls in Pendleton, Salford.