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After Looting And Fire, Mozza Waitresses Restart Restaurant Comedy Show

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As the L.A. restaurant Mozza was closed down due to the coronavirus, two of its waitresses started hosting a streaming comedy show trying to bring the restaurant's community together: Mozza Mealtime. It was a haven for staff, regulars, and other extended friends of the Mozza family.

During the protests over the death of George Floyd, the Mozza restaurant complex was hit by looters. Restaurant windows were tagged, doors broken down, computers and wine stolen. There was even a small fire inside one of the restaurants.

After the fires and the looting, the hosts of Mozza Mealtime chose to take a break, making space for other voices. Since then, the restaurant has reopened, and they're back to work. And they're preparing to bring the show back in a new format, with their first lunchtime episode next week. Read the full story for more on what the show has meant to those who love the restaurant, what Mozza means to the hosts, and making comedy during difficult times.