Here's proof that you can be funny at any age.
Comedian Jo Firestone mentored 16 senior citizens during the pandemic, and used her experiences on Shrill, High Maintenance and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, plus her many years with improv group Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), to teach the timeless art of landing a joke. Weekly workshops over Zoom finally led to the troupe's first in-person meeting in June, followed by their debut stand-up showcase.
Now, comedy fans can get a glimpse at the thriving stand-up community with a few unexpected new stars in heart-warming Peacock special, Good Timing With Jo Firestone, premiering Friday, Oct. 15.
From sharing their love lives to grappling with modern technology, these icons are letting it all hang out. In an exclusive sneak peek, one comedian quips about dating at her age, "Do I want an Anthony Hopkins type, or do I want a Harry Styles type?"
An adorable couple also relives their first date. "He told me a joke and it made me laugh," the wife coos. "That's when I fell in love with him."
And, the joke had to do with her spouse auditioning in his twilight years. "Sometimes I go to auditions and they say, 'You're too tall, you're too short, you're too fat, you're too thin,' but what they really mean is, 'You're too old!'" she summed up the line that made her later say "I do."
Watch the endearing clip above for the ultimate Feel Good Friday vibe.
Good Timing With Jo Firestone premieres Friday, Oct. 15 on Peacock.