This past year has been one of the worst on record for comedy clubs. The COVID-19 outbreak almost brought live theater of all kinds to a complete standstill. Some moved online. Others went away completely. The nonprofit comedy collective at Stomping Ground also had to pivot, but they've continued to provide the kind of unique opportunities to performers and amateurs at a time when it's most needed. The club started the year off with its unique branded mix of traditional and experimental comedy that included theater performances like playwright Matt Cox's Harry Potter parody Puffs, original sketch and stand up and improv by groups like Irregular Nonsense. The club still finds unique ways to deliver new and interesting shows and classes. The theater offered streaming comedy shows over platforms like Zoom and held socially distanced improv shows and classes in the parking lot.