Death is an inevitable part of life, and yet it can be difficult and uncomfortable to talk about the process of grief amongst one's peers. In this podcast, comedian Jordon Ferber helps shine some light into the darkest parts of our own existence and encourage a more open discussion about the effects of grief, and offers coping mechanisms to those suffering.
Comedian Glen Tickle
In this episode I talk with Comedian Glen Tickle (his real name!) about his comedy special, "Good Grief; A Comedy About Loss And Being Bad At It."
After the death of his brother Mark, Glen started writing jokes about his grief as a way of processing his own emotions, and ultimately turned it into a full hour of comedy. We talk about the importance of leaning into our grief, and how cathartic is is to expose our rawness to an audience.
Follow Glen across all platforms @GlenTickle (on IG and Twitter)
Find all his standup clips and dates at https://www.glentickle.com
Follow ME @WheresTheGrief on IG and Twitter!
Angela From Crafting Comedy Cart
In this episode, I talk with comedian and yarn artist Angela Eh who runs the Comedy Crafting Cart, as well as a weekly streaming series called "Crafts and Laughs" on her IG and YouTube channels. After the death of her partner, who was also a comedian, Angela has relied heavily on her ability to connect and create. We talk about the importance of having places and people to vent to, and the power that comedy brings in helping make sense of the unimaginable.
Follow Angela on Instagram and elsewhere at @craftingcomedycart
Author Allison Ballenger
In this episode, I talked to Author Allison Ballenger, whose book "One More Year" is a childrens book inspired by her own childhood. After the death of her brother Scott, Alliison was inspired to write a book that helped to keep Scotts essence a part of her life, as what she describes as a "story-telling, song-singing, life-loving, magic-maker. "
Go to https://www.aiballenger.com/ to follow Allison, or to get the book!
Author Judy Lipson
In this episode I talk with Author Judy Lipson about her book "Celebation of Sisters - It Is Never Too Late To Greive." Judy lost her younger sister Jane to a car accident at 22 and nine years later her older sister Margie at 35 to a twenty year battle with anorexia and bulimia.
Realizing that Siblings are often the forgotten mourners, Judy began finding ways to keep her sisters memories alive.
Get the book and find out more about Judy at http://www.judylipson.org/
Episode 150! An Extra-Jordonary Episode!
Hooray! It's hard to beliieve that I've been doing this show long enough to rack up 150 episodes, but here we are! This episode features a whole lot of Jordon! I was lucky enough to have two gigs last month that fit pretty well together - I was a Key Note speaker at a TCF Regional Conference in Hawaii, followed the very next day by being on a virtual comedy show focused on death and grief. You can watch my Key Note Address at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixy1GDyaMRc&t=159s
Find out more about the Death is Hilarious Podcast at https://deathishilarious.com
Find a TCF Group in your area, as well as info on this years National Conference here: https://www.compassionatefriends.org
Get tickets to The Russell Ferber Foundation Comedy FUN!draiser!
Author Deena Goldstein
In this episode, I talk with Author Deena Goldstein about her book, "Ok, Little Bird," about the life and death of her father, and her process of navigating the world without him. We talk about the importance of finding humor even in our darkest moments, and how important it is to let ourselves feel all the feels.
Follow Deena and get the book at https://OkLittleBird.com
Real Conversations About Grief
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I needed this.
I’m in the process of losing my Dad & this podcast has been a godsend! Listening to comics laugh & talk their way through their darkest moments has helped me navigate mine.
Had a fantastic talk with Jordon! He's a super interesting guy and a truly great interviewer. He knows how to bring out the best in every guest's stories and experiences, while sharing his own. Keep it up Jordon!