In this episode I sat down with comedian Dara Jemmott to talk about the death of her mother nearly 8 years ago to ALS. We talk about moms, dads, putting the "FUN" in funeral, as well as how long it takes to really accept the realities. We touch on aspects of grief that inform how important it is to understand the length of the journey we are on, and about how family dynamics impact who ends up becoming a caregiver without much choice.
Dara Hosts at Urban Vegan Kitchen Every Monday! Click here for tix to the next one!
Follow Dara on Instagram @ChocolateJem
Keep an eye out for her new podcast dropping soon, "Comedians for Hire."
In this episode, I sat down with comedian Lori Sommer! Lori initially reached out to me to talk about the loss of the love of her life, and as life would have it, just two weeks prior to our interview the comedy world lost one of our own -- Poppi Kramer died unexpectedly and left so many of us wondering how to move forward.
Lori and I talk about the importance of community, of looking for silver linings, and how much it means to be able to have a place to express one's feelings.
Lori performs regularly all over the city, but can often be found at the new Westside Comedy Club - Check out their upcoming events to see her.
She also performs regularly with Bon Bon Burlesque! Follow them on FB to find out more!