Jester Lind is a natural performer and a wonderful person who has a passion for comedy and for our community. In short a terrific addition to the Newsload team!
Whenever I work with a new comedian, gracious enough to lend their time and talent to the Newsload (learn more about joining us here) I always ask them to provide me with a bio and some links for this very blog. When I asked Jester, this is what he provided...
Jester Lind is made with only the finest potatoes, thinly sliced and cooked to perfection. Grown in London Ontario and seasoned with spices from Japan, Thailand and China, before getting 'Flavour Blasted' in the United States, Jester is more of a cracker than a chip. Jester is best enjoyed saucy or cheesy.
Consider him then an international man of mystery lol.
What I like the most about Jester is his depth. Though I haven't known him long it's clear that he is quite thoughtful and shares his opinions only after due consideration. I believe, though this is easy to overlook in any comedian with quick quips and fast on his feet improvisational skills, there, underlying his motives, is due respect for alternate perspectives.
These days, an admirable quality indeed.
There is a growing recognition in creative fields that it's getting ever harder, to make a living as a performer and creator. Unfortunately for us all it's about to get a lot harder, as artificial intelligence begins to write the screenplays, and even generate the imagery, for movies and TV to come, content creators will find their skill sets becoming more and more obsolete.
What the Newsload offers is something A.I. can not, at least in the short term. On the ground local stories. Interviews with human beings - your neighbours - and the on-the-fly comedy that comes from those conversations.
Thanks for reading and thanks Jester for joining the team.
Jester does stand-up around London regularly - Find out what he's up to: https://www.facebook.com/jesterlind