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“I’m rather relaxed about death. From quite an early age I’ve regarded it as part of the deal, the unwritten guarantee that comes with your birth certificate.”

- Bob Monkhouse
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“We don’t understand death. And the proof of this is that we give dead people a pillow. I mean hey…I think if you can’t stretch out and get some solid rest at that point…I don’t see how bedding accessories really make the difference.”

- Jerry Seinfeld
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Film Review: Tig by Directors Ashley York and Kristina Goolsby

A documentary about comedian Tig Notaro's humor through tragedy

First, Tig Notaro went to the hospital for a rare gastrointestinal illness. Then her mother died. Then she got breast cancer. Then she went through a breakup. Just one of these events is enough to make anyone question their existence … Continue reading

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George Carlin Gives Us Some Straight Talk on Death

Hilarious comedian confronts the many cliches surrounding the end of life

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Dying to Do Letterman Chronicles the Journey of a Comedian Living With Cancer

Steve Mazan encourages others to chase their dreams, 'or die trying'

At age 35, ten years into his career, comedian Steve Mazan learned he had cancer and might have only five years to live. “The doctors told us [Mazan and his wife Denise], ‘Look, the tumors are slow-growing,’ Steve told Laughspin in … Continue reading

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Jokes From Around the World Help Teen Fight Cancer

Jokes 4 Miles Helps 19-year-old Laugh His Way Through His Treatment

Miles Austrevich has been fighting brain cancer on and off since 2008. While he’s in the hospital, his father, comedian Len Austrevich, has asked his son’s schoolmates, doctors, comedians, celebrities, and strangers to send jokes to help Miles laugh his … Continue reading

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