If Eman El-Husseini and Jess Salomon look familiar, you might have caught their comedy special on Crave: The El-Solomons: Marriage of Convenience. Or perhaps you recognize them from @theelsalomons, an Instagram account featuring illustrated vignettes from their lives as Jewish-Palestinian wives, comedians and moms to puppy Esther Honey. \nMaybe you saw them perform at the Royalmount this summer or heard about their new BBC podcast Comedians Vs The News, in which they "take on the headlines and find the funny in the stories the world is talking about." \nRegardless of what these two are doing — and, clearly, it's a lot — they're experts at taking whatever life throws at them and finding the funny in it.\nAnd since the pair met in Montreal where Salomon grew up, we can still consider them 'our own' even though they're currently based in New York, right?\nThe El-Salomons recently spent two months in a chalet near Chertsey, Quebec riding out the pandemic, and they gave us their top three tips for keeping your spirits up in confinement.\nEditor's Choice: Halle Berry Is Currently Quarantining In Montreal & Trying To Live Her 'Best Life'\n\nUse social media for good\n View this post on Instagram Our @cravecanada special “Marriage of Convenience” comes out in March. More details TBA. But this is the photo from today’s press release which is perfect: me, slightly sweaty and skeptical. @emanifique cool and confident like she’s accepting an Emmy. A post shared by Jess Salomon (@jess_salomon) on Jan 23, 2020 at 5:55pm PST\n\n"I barely ate and I'm driving in snow and I have a wife that's stressing me for eight hours. So we got to the place that we rented and I passed out, sleeping like a baby," El-Husseini told MTL Blog, recounting the early days of quarantine.\n"But then I wake up to my wife crying at two o'clock in the morning writing this huge status update about how sad she is."\nSalomon explained that she doesn't typically write long, emotional statuses in the middle of the night, but it was "not the time to telephone anybody." Plus, El-Husseini was asleep. \n"It does feel like a place where you can kind of unload," Salomon said. "People were so supportive." \nThe couple said the pandemic is also a good time to use social media to catch up with friends.\nAnd though El-Husseini poked fun at Salomon, turns out the joke's on her.\n"Jess left all of her worries on her Facebook," El-Husseini said. "Then she passes out, and now I can't fall asleep."\n\nStep up your food game\n View this post on Instagram 🔪🔪🔪🔪 . . . . . #theelsalomons #quarantine #quarantinelife #cuarentena #loveinthetimeofcorona #weightgain #wife #wifey #marriage #comedy #duo #love #loveyourself #cartoon #comics #comic #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationoftheday #drawing #watercolor #roasted #roastbattle #jewish #palestinian #queer #peaceinthemiddleeast A post shared by @ theelsalomons on Jul 9, 2020 at 9:14am PDT\n\nEl-Husseini and Salomon both agreed food is a point of contention in their relationship. Salomon's the type to pack boiled eggs for the road and El-Husseini's the type to scout out roadside dives à la Guy Fieri. \nBut the two have been having fun in the kitchen lately.\n"When COVID came around I really had to step up my game with cooking almost defensively so she wouldn't go to a restaurant," said Salomon. \n"That's how we managed to keep our relationship together. Me turning into a five-star, James Beard award-winning chef." \nSince they couldn't leave the chalet during their two-week quarantine when arriving in Quebec, they indulged in regional specialties — each ordering May Wests, and Ah Caramels, which they didn't realize came by the box-full. \n"We weren't sad about [it]," said Salomon.\n"And Eman bought a home poutine making [kit] — the gravy from St. Hubert and the fries and the cheese curds."\n\nChange-up the content you consume\n View this post on Instagram Photo de famille 🧜🏽♀️ 📸 @mikebryknyc A post shared by Eman El-Husseini (@eman_el_husseini) on Oct 3, 2020 at 7:45pm PDT\n\n"The first twenty headlines [in U.S. publications] are Trump, Trump, Trump," said El-Husseini. \n"Just taking a breather away from that [can help]. 'What's happening in Ethiopia? What's happening in Argentina? Oh, a politician kissed his wife's breasts during a zoom meeting?' You're just like, 'This is great!'" \nIf you're not listening to their BBC podcast, they recommend escaping with light, "junky" shows like Selling Sunset, The Circle and Family Feud. \nAnd if you do watch the news? Adopt a comedian's mentality. \n"Our brain is sort of trained to find the funny," Salomon explained.\n"You just hope for moments like the fly landing on Mike Pence's head. That was the happiest people have been in a long time as a group."