Follow Friday: Quarantine interview with Danielle Perez
Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we all isolated ourselves, we would do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column. Instead of interviewing emerging comedians we love on Twitter, we go live to Instagram every week to check in with some of our favorite people in comedy to get a first-hand look at how they’re handling the pandemic. So welcome to our new version of the column, now titled “Follow (at a safe distance) Friday”.
This week I learned something new about the world of Zoom filters from Danielle Perez (NBC’s StandUp, A little late with Lilly Singh, absolutely do not remake four shows in one night) during a digital discussion about how she is doing after the pandemic is over. She shared her joy at being vaxxed and able to perform live IRL stand-up again; presented us his wall deer head decorated with flowers named Darla; and gave me some great tips for making bold makeup choices for myself, with a shameless plug-in on her modeling gig for Halsey’s makeup line. She also told us that she waits to go back to the movies until she can see the new one. Fast Furious movie, and explained why she’s a fan of the afternoon movie screenings: “I feel like a morning is, like, a really classy movie experience, because it feels very grown-up to me. It’s like ‘Oh, I checked something off my to-do list. And now I have more to do; I am a busy woman. ”
You can find Danielle on Twitter and Instagram on @DivaDelux.