There hasn't been much to laugh about for the last few months, but the news that Boris Johnson's widely loathed chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, had been busted for breaking lockdown rules not once, not twice, but allegedly three times certainly brought a grim grin to many people's faces.
These are rather challenging times. In the current climate, we need a good laugh and we all got one last week on Liveline during the ruckus over Normal People. Sounding like an archive broadcast from the 1950s, a bunch of callers on Duffy's Circus were up on their hind legs in outrage at the sight of bare-naked bodies.
Last week's announcement that the lockdown was going to be extended came as no great surprise and as we stare down the barrel of weeks and potentially months of onerous restrictions, it has been interesting to observe the different reactions.