‘I felt a responsibility to get it right’: the male standups using jokes to cope with miscarriage

‘I felt a responsibility to get it right’: the male standups using jokes to cope with miscarriage

In 2019, the comedian Jacob Hawley was in his mid-20s and thinking about the future. He had dedicated that year’s Edinburgh show to his partner, Alannah. She had helped him through a rocky period, and their relationship was growing ever stronger, but she wanted children one day while he wasn’t sure. He started writing a show about the big question. However, the decision was taken out of their hands when she unexpectedly became pregnant. He was scared. But before he …