The world is the midst of a global pandemic. People are getting sick and scared. The unemployment rate is soaring as jobs are being lost. One 6 year old thought that time is right to open up a Joke Stand. Meet Callaghan McLaughlin who said, “Even when you're scared or sad, a good joke makes you feel a little bit better.”
Callaghan’s Joke Stand is a great example of an everyday social entrepreneur. Social entrepreneurship is an approach by individuals, groups, and entrepreneurs where they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.
Before the Covid-19 crisis Callaghan had developed an interest in comedy. He spent several months learning his repertoire of jokes and practiced them on his immediate family. When the pandemic struck he had the awareness to realise that now more than ever, his neighbourhood could use some humour. He pivoted from the traditional stand-up format and settled on a pop-up Joke Stand at the end of his driveway. His success has even made him a mini internet celebrity.
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