122 episodes

Death is Hilarious is a podcast that talks about grief in a humorous, realistic, and death positive way with comedians and professionals in the grief space.

Tawny Platis, founder of Death is Hilarious Grief Relief Foundation and comedy content creator, started the podcast after her husband, George, passed away in November of 2019. They had a comedy podcast together called The Dirty Bits, which can still be found on this feed.

Watch the show live on Instagram @thatdeathpod

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Death is Hilarious is a podcast that talks about grief in a humorous, realistic, and death positive way with comedians and professionals in the grief space.

Tawny Platis, founder of Death is Hilarious Grief Relief Foundation and comedy content creator, started the podcast after her husband, George, passed away in November of 2019. They had a comedy podcast together called The Dirty Bits, which can still be found on this feed.

Watch the show live on Instagram @thatdeathpod

    Dear Katie: E4 - Throw Away the Idea of Normal

    Dear Katie: E4 - Throw Away the Idea of Normal

    This week Katie and Tawny talked about being a human first, how long is too long to grief, and what to do now to prepare yourself for eventual grief.

    Every Tuesday at 9 am pacific/noon eastern, I chat with Katie Zicarelli, one of the support group facilitators at Death is Hilarious Grief Relief Foundation who also happens to be a licensed grief therapist AND a widow. Join us on Instagram Live where we answer your questions and talk about hot topics in the grief community . You can submit your questions before the show on our website at Death is Hilarious.com/dearkatie or ask them during the live broadcast. Just as a reminder, this show is for education and entertainment purposes and is not a replacement for therapy.

    Special thanks to Jeff Jorgensen, Mary Jane Murphy, Nicole Cruz, Jeff Brower, Brian Jump, CJ Infantino, Lindsey C, Kevin McClowery, Cristina, Ruckus, Liz Moya, Sarah Long, and Trenton Bennet, our monthly donors at the $15 level. Your support helps us keep our services accessible for everyone. Learn how you too can support our mission by visiting Patreon.com/DeathisHilarious

    • 57 min
    Dear Katie: E3 - Dead Baby Jokes

    Dear Katie: E3 - Dead Baby Jokes

    This week Tawny and Katie talked about what to do when people are uncomfortable with your grief humor, if it’s okay to make dead baby jokes, how to handle other peoples reactions to our grief, and the importance of setting boundaries.

    Every Tuesday at 9 am pacific/noon eastern, I chat with Katie Zicarelli, one of the support group facilitators at Death is Hilarious Grief Relief Foundation who also happens to be a licensed grief therapist AND a widow. Join us on Instagram Live where we answer your questions and talk about hot topics in the grief community . You can submit your questions before the show on our website at Death is Hilarious.com/dearkatie or ask them during the live broadcast. Just as a reminder, this show is for education and entertainment purposes and is not a replacement for therapy.

    Special thanks to Jeff Jorgensen, Mary Jane Murphy, Nicole Cruz, Jeff Brower, Brian Jump, CJ Infantino, Lindsey C, Kevin McClowery, Cristina, Ruckus, Liz Moya, Sarah Long, and Trenton Bennet, our monthly donors at the $15 level. Your support helps us keep our services accessible for everyone. Learn how you too can support our mission by visiting Patreon.com/DeathisHilarious

    • 53 min
    Dating With Grief: E3 - Baby Steps

    Dating With Grief: E3 - Baby Steps

    This week Tawny and BC talk about the baby steps required about the mental preparation for dating after loss, working through the denial, and a few questions from the audience lead down a path of talking hauntings from our dead spouses!

    Every Monday at 4 pm pacific/7 pm eastern, I chat with Brad Clark, one of the support group facilitators and the resident WidDad at Death is Hilarious Grief Relief Foundation. Join us on Instagram Live where we answer questions about dating while grieving. You can submit your questions before the show on our website at Death is Hilarious.com/griefdating or ask them during the live broadcast. Just as a reminder, Brad and I aren’t mental health professionals and this segment is not a replacement for therapy.

    Special thanks to Bryan Ramsey, Jeff Jorgensen, Mary Jane Murphy, Nicole Cruz, Jeff Brower, Brian Jump, CJ Infantino, Lindsey C, Kevin McClowery, Cristina, Ruckus, Liz Moya, Sarah Long, and Trenton Bennet, our monthly donors at the $15 level. Your support helps us keep our services accessible for everyone. Learn how you too can support our mission by visiting Patreon.com/DeathisHilarious and DeathIsHilarious.com

    • 49 min
    Interview with comedian + voice actor Andrea Entz

    Interview with comedian + voice actor Andrea Entz

    I recently spoke with Andrea Entz, a fellow voice actor and one of my favorite comedians who also makes jokes about their dead loved ones. Andrea was kind enough to perform her grief set at our first comedy festival we hosted to raise money for the foundation and I was delighted to have her on the show.

    This episode first premiered on Instagram live. You can watch future episodes of Death is Hilarious live by following us on Instagram @thatdeathpod.

    Special thanks to Bryan Ramsey, Jeff Jorgensen, Mary Jane Murphy, Nicole Cruz, Jeff Brower, Brian Jump, CJ Infantino, Lindsey C, Kevin McClowery, Cristina, Ruckus, Liz Moya, Sarah Long, and Trenton Bennet, our monthly donors at the $15 level on Patreon.com/DeathIsHilarious. Your support helps us keep our services accessible for everyone!

    • 43 min
    The Death Deck: interview with creator Lori LoCicero

    The Death Deck: interview with creator Lori LoCicero

    I recently spoke with Lori LoCicero for the podcast, the creator of the Death Deck, a lively party game that allows you to explore a topic we’re all obsessed with but often afraid to discuss. In this episode, we talk about using humor to cope, what inspired her to create the game, and play a few rounds together with listeners.

    This episode is brought to you by the Death Deck, a lively party game that allows you to explore a topic we’re all obsessed with but often afraid to discuss. The Death Deck is made up of 112 cards with a mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions that are guaranteed to spark lively discussion around the topic of death. You can play with partners to try and predict each other’s answers or all together in a group but no matter how you play, you’ll learn some new things about your friends, your family, and likely yourself.
    Learn more and get your own deck at the deathdeck.com

    This episode first premiered on Instagram live. You can watch future episodes of Death is Hilarious live by following us on Instagram @thatdeathpod. You can also watch the video recording of this episode and enjoy other bonus content (like commercial free episodes) by visiting Patreon.com/DeathisHilarious

    Special thanks to Bryan Ramsey, Jeff Jorgensen, Mary Jane Murphy, Nicole Cruz, Jeff Brower, Brian Jump, CJ Infantino, Lindsey C, Kevin McClowery, Cristina, Ruckus, Liz Moya, Sarah Long, and Trenton Bennet, our monthly donors at the $15 level. Your support helps us keep our services accessible for everyone. Learn how you too can support our mission by visiting Patreon.com/DeathisHilarious

    • 51 min
    Dear Katie: Ask a Grief Therapist E2

    Dear Katie: Ask a Grief Therapist E2

    Every Tuesday at 9 am pacific/noon eastern, I (Tawny) chat with Katie Zicarelli, one of the support group facilitators at Death is Hilarious Grief Relief Foundation who also happens to be a licensed grief therapist AND a widow. Join us on Instagram Live @thatdeathpod where we answer your questions and talk about hot topics in the grief community . You can submit your questions before the show on our website at Death is Hilarious.com/dearkatie or ask them during the live broadcast. Just as a reminder, this show is for education and entertainment purposes and is not a replacement for therapy.

    You can watch future episodes of Death is Hilarious live by following us on Instagram @thatdeathpod. You can also watch the video recording of this episode and enjoy other bonus content (like commercial free episodes) by visiting Patreon.com/DeathisHilarious

    Special thanks to Bryan Ramsey, Jeff Jorgensen, Mary Jane Murphy, Nicole Cruz, Jeff Brower, Brian Jump, CJ Infantino, Lindsey C, Kevin McClowery, Cristina, Ruckus, Liz Moya, Sarah Long, and Trenton Bennet, our monthly donors at the $15 level. Your support helps us keep our services accessible for everyone.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

Seacandy ,

Excellent!

Not sure what to say. I’m new to this podcast and started from the beginning.

Very much enjoyed the old format. The couple was so sweet.

Who knew I was going to need the new format! Thank you and I’m so sorry.

GramercyTree ,

Death and non-death related grief

Tawny’s way of healing using comedy reached me immediately upon hearing the first podcast. Her organic, primal and genuine style landed squarely where I needed comfort and nurturing unbeknownst to me. My grief relates not only to parents who have died but also caring for a 30-year-old son with severe disabilities which feels paralyzing in my inability to find medical solutions for him . The grief never lessens.

I enjoy the energy with Sam, the guests and also feel privileged to be able to hear the past podcasts with her beloved George. I am grateful to you all, living and not living, for the community you’ve created.

Liz

Kp1957 ,

Thank you!

Been dealing with more death in the past few years. Kind of goes along with getting older. Yours is such a fresh take on a horrible subject, it makes it almost bearable. Thank you.

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