Haitian comedian partners with MTA to bring laughter amid coronavirus pandemic

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A report by Nelson A. King for Caribbean Life.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, popular Haitian comedian Daniel Jean is partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in bring people laughter, according to Haitian American entertainment promoter Marie Driven.

Driven, the managing partner of the Brooklyn-based PlaybookMG, said on Monday that Jean, a social media influencer and radio host on Shade 45 is collaborating with the MTA to create a hilarious skit.

“It highlights the recent efforts the MTA has been doing recently to clean the metro subways systems, much to the delight of New York, which many residents have longed for,” Driven told Caribbean Life.

“Daniel Jean might have just started a trend by using his platform to not only make people laugh but also to partner with a significant organization and to educate people on what’s going on in the world,” she added. “Jean wanted to do that in the best way he knew how to.

“It has been a widespread belief that comedy is therapy, and Daniel Jean is no exception to that statement,” Driven continued.

Jean said that all of his friends and family have “felt terrible recently and rightfully so about the recent coronavirus scare.

“With all of the grim news going on about the infection, I wanted to be one of the few and the original to use their platform to not only encourage but to bring joy and laughter to people who are suffering from the aftermath of the effects of the illness,” he said.

Driven said Jean is not only big on his jokes and muscles, “but his heart is big and full of love.

“The love for people inspired him the most in doing the skit, and he hopes that it starts a trend of celebrities/influencers to follow suit and to use their gifts to bring joy to people when they need them the most,” she said.

“With multiple interviews on big time platforms, movie appearance, and a plethora of skits that went viral on social media, Daniel is showing the world that, regardless of the obstacles 2020 presents for him, he is moving forward,” Driven added. “Stay tuned to the world of Daniel Jean by keeping up with him on Instagram and the Whoo Army Show on Shade 45.”

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