Local Pop Culture Writer Scores One For Lockdown Humor

May 29, 2020

Fort Wayne's freelance arts and culture writer Steve Penhollow is keeping himself and his followers entertained these days with a Facebook group he started that's devoted solely to Lockdown Humor.

Penhollow has been Fort Wayne's fixture for arts reporting since he came here from Massachussetts in 1996 to work at the Journal Gazette..
Credit Courtesy/Steve Penhollow

It's intentionally officious title, Quartantribulational Sequestrophe 2020, as Penhollow explains, doesn't mean anything, but is designed to sound like it does--and it's attracting members from coast to coast.

For a look at the project's purpose and somewhat unexpected popularity, WBOI's Julia Meek connected with Penhollow by phone to discuss why laughter just may be the best medicine in these challenging times.