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Death is Hilarious Podcast

The show that explores using dark humor to cope with grief, loss, and trauma. 

After my husband passed away in November of 2019, I began interviewing other podcasters and creatives on how they were using dark humor to get through their grief, loss, and trauma. It’s helped me cope, learn, educate, and – most of all – connect with others.

I’m Tawny Platis, voice actor and comedy podcaster.

Join my co-host, Sam, our special guests, and me as we find healing and relief with stories, friendship, and lots of jokes on our podcast, Death Is Hilarious.

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Interview with "Sealion" Bryan Martin Death Is Hilarious

Today my guest is Bryan Martin, aka Sea Lion Bryan, who is an animal care and training specialist, widower, and fantastic dancer who can be found on TikTok and Instagram @sealionbryanWe talked about:- Being with his partner Clayton for four years. After Bryan’s dad passed away, four months later Clayton got a fungal infection and he had an adverse response to the medication that cause acute liver failure. He became Clayton’s caregiver for the following 8 months until he passed away.- It wasn’t until 2020 when Bryan noticed how many people were grieving that he felt it was time to share with more people online.- Clayton’s wild sense of humor, how it still informs Bryan’s own humor, and why dead husband jokes are funny- Why Deadpool is the patron saint of widows- Being ghosted on a date after being literally ghosted by your partner- Widows laugh because the world is ridiculous- The weird connotation widow/er has (it make it sound like we did it)- If you’ve used comedy to cope in other areas of your life, you’ll probably use it to cope with grief too- Using reverse psychology on the universe to get what you want- The difference between positivity and toxic positivity (something Bryan has been accused of)- The beauty of authenticity- We don’t talk about preparing for death enough because of shame and fearFor more information about Death Is Hilarious, visit deathishilarious.com To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by subscribing, becoming a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious, or by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media.
  1. Interview with "Sealion" Bryan Martin
  2. Interview with Mandy Benoualid from TalkDeath and Keeper Memorial
  3. Interview with comedian Ben Wasserman
  4. Interview with Maria & Ammo from Philotimo Life
  5. Interview with Comedian Shohana Sharmin

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