The art that kept me going this year

Not quite the Year in Review post I used to do; here’s 2010 (surprisingly holds up, other than being sometimes being thirsty on main and a general 19-year-old basic guy), 2015 and 2016 (where I was too lazy to actually write something). So 2020 has a different spi: three things that got me through this year. The George Lucas Talk Show Look. There is no way to describe this show in a way that makes it justice. This is a show you feel, not watch. In its simplest form: The GLTS is a weekly talk show hosted by “Retired Filmmaker George Lucas” and sidekick Watto, with their on-camera producer Patrick Cotnoir. They started it all this year with a 31-hour-long Star Wars charity marathon. So far, they’ve raised over 150,000 to various charities and funds through 2020, endangering their own well-being and sanity with unadvisable stretch goals. Like everyone, I did not expect this year to go this way. I moved to a new country and city, Los Angeles, to do what I wanted to be doing: attending live comedy, meeting people, enjoying everything a new city has to offer. That did not happen. But GLTS, unlikely as it sounds, helped fill that void. It built a community, both nourishing and feeding from it. The audience is as big as part of the show as the crew, with them providing fan-art and piling on the bits with remarkable speed. Nothing else engaged me this year like this show did. It got me out of the House to walk around Hollywood to where Studio 60 exteriors were shot! I learned...