She also had an incredibly specific answer for what her dream credits, to be listed on future comedy shows, would be: “I guess I wish I had, like, a boat. Instead of interviewing up-and-coming comedians we love on Twitter, we’re going live on Instagram every week to check in with some of our favorite people in comedy to get a firsthand look at how they’re handling the pandemic. More From This Series

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Yes, That’s Literally Daddy’s Birth Name. So welcome to our new version of the column, now titled “Follow (From a Safe Distance) Friday.”

This week, I somehow convinced the illustrious, fashionable, always smiling Rachel Coster (Brooklyn Comedy Collective, Twitter, and now, in a meta way, Vulture) to sit down with me for a digital chat about how she’s doing in the late pandemic. She generously shared the best places to buy vintage clothing, expanded my frankly myopic understanding of whaling-adjacent towns on the Eastern Seaboard, and gave us an exclusive tour of the contents of her freezer. Like ‘Rachel Coster (Has a Boat).’ I think that would make me so happy, to have a sailboat […] I want Naomi Fry to follow me, or to be the voice actor on a children’s show like SpongeBob, or the creator of a show that everyone loves so much.”

You can find Rachel on Twitter at @RACH4_theSTARZ and Instagram at @rachelcoster. Please Stop Asking. Nori Reed Has an Urgent Warning About Fashion Mullets

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Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we’re all self-isolating, we’d do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column.