Matt Jozwiak should have been perfectly happy. After pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming a top chef, he was working as a station chef at Eleven Madison Park, one of New York’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants. But the sight of fresh food being thrown away each night by the kitchens of the restaurants he worked in always nagged away at him.
At first glance, the year 2020 has given the people of the United States precious little to smile about. The stark fact that more than 200,000 American lives have been claimed by Covid-19 ensures this will go down as one of the grimmest years in the nation’s history. Yet it is in dark times that we most need light relief. Which is why Comedians on Call was created to ease the loneliness and fear of social isolation among some of the most vulnerable members of our society.